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This will be my first elk hunt so looking fo any ideas on a good ammunition that can be used on elk and deer so that there is no resighting of the rifle. I
am looking at the Scirocco Bonded 150 or 180. Not sure on a weight.

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Elk:

If you choose the Swift Sciroccos loaded by Remington, I strongly suggest the 180-gr. loads in the 30-06.

Many hunters, including myself, use Federal High Energy 30-06 180-gr. Partitions at 2,890 fps or the regular Partitions at 2,700 fps.

Other good elk loads include the following:

* Winchester Supreme 180-gr. AccuBond at 2,750 fps.
* Federal Premium 180-gr. AccuBond at 2,700 fps
* Hornady Lite Mag 180-gr. BTSP Interlocks at 2,900 fps
* Hornady 165-gr. Lite Mag InterBond at 3,015 fps
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Deer:

It's hard to find a bad 30-06 load for deer, but if you prefer to use one bullet for both elk and deer, you might consider:

* Winchester Supreme 180-gr. AccuBond at 2,750 fps.
* Federal Premium 180-gr. AccuBond at 2,700 fps
* Hornady Lite Mag 180-gr. Interlocks

Of course, standard $12.00 per box 150-gr. or 165-gr. ammo from the Big 3 (Remington, Federal, or Winchester) will perform well on light-skinned game, but please don't use anything less than 180-gr. on elk in standard ammo.

Best of luck with your ammo selection and hunt this fall!

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30 06 ammunition

I'd look at 165 or 180 grain in any of the premium bullets.

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I like the Hornady Light Mag with 180 grain bullets.

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