Someday, maybe a couple of years, I would love to go on an elk hunt. I have done much research and read all the "controversey" over the .270 for elk. I have read many positive things about it, and some negative things and stories about the .270. I currently own a .270 and that would probably be the gun I would use. I love the .270's accuracy. But its all time weakness has been the lack of bullet size. I also own a .50 caliber muzzleloader. I am wondering whether the .270 would be better for an elk or the .50 cal muzzleloader would be better (which can hold up to 150 grains of blackpowder). Obviously the .270 has the much better advantage in range and if needed be much faster time for a second shot. I feel comfortable taking shots up to 125 yards with the muzzleloader (probably not much greater) having killed a deer with it at 150 yards before. Any ideas on whether a .270 or 50 cal? I am leaning towards the .270 because I love the accuracy and range, but if anyone has experience elk hunting with either a .270 or a .50 cal muzzleloader I would love any input. (Also, one disadvantage of the muzzleloader is it has a 4 power scope... but that seems fine for the range it is used for) Thanks for any replies =)
One shot, one kill.
[ This Message was edited by: Lordgunner on 2004-02-06 20:42 ]