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elk rounds question

This fall will be my first elk hunt, very excited. i am going with a buddy who has been packing in for 13 years and knows the area. we are hunting unit 24 in Colorado. Anyway i will be shooting a Ruger 300 winn mag with Hornady 150 gr GMX bullets. The bullets are performing very well out of my gun at the range. Just want to get some opinions on the bullet weight i have chose, i know most guys like to go heavier, but i also also know several who use this round on elk with great success. opinions?.

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150 grain bullets are fine

150 grain bullets are fine but you will find that 168-180 will work better. 

That is a advantage of the 30 caliber magnums, they can shoot heaver bullets just as fast as a standard caliber shoots light ones.  Also a heaver bullet will retain more weight better than a light one at the higher speeds. 

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thank you for the reply, i

thank you for the reply, i will pick up some 160 grain and see how they fire.

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thank you for the reply, i

thank you for the reply, i will pick up some 160 grain and see how they fire.

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thank you for the reply, i

thank you for the reply, i will pick up some 160 grain and see how they fire.

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thank you for the reply, i

thank you for the reply, i will pick up some 160 grain and see how they fire.

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Accuracy is more important

Accuracy is more important than knockdown power. You are already shooting a .300 rifle, the 150 grain bullet is more than adequate if you put it in the boiler maker. If the 150 is shooting better than the 16p or even 180 then you need to shoot the 150. Yes, a .30 caliber, 180 grain bullet is more than adequate enough to harvest any big game animal in North America, but putting the bullet in the main vitals is far more important than a big heavy bullet, and if the 150 is more accurate then go with the 150. 

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Accuracy is more important

Accuracy is more important than knockdown power. You are already shooting a .300 rifle, the 150 grain bullet is more than adequate if you put it in the boiler maker. If the 150 is shooting better than the 16p or even 180 then you need to shoot the 150. Yes, a .30 caliber, 180 grain bullet is more than adequate enough to harvest any big game animal in North America, but putting the bullet in the main vitals is far more important than a big heavy bullet, and if the 150 is more accurate then go with the 150. 

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Accuracy is more important

Accuracy is more important than knockdown power. You are already shooting a .300 rifle, the 150 grain bullet is more than adequate if you put it in the boiler maker. If the 150 is shooting better than the 16p or even 180 then you need to shoot the 150. Yes, a .30 caliber, 180 grain bullet is more than adequate enough to harvest any big game animal in North America, but putting the bullet in the main vitals is far more important than a big heavy bullet, and if the 150 is more accurate then go with the 150. 

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Accuracy is more important

Accuracy is more important than knockdown power. You are already shooting a .300 rifle, the 150 grain bullet is more than adequate if you put it in the boiler maker. If the 150 is shooting better than the 16p or even 180 then you need to shoot the 150. Yes, a .30 caliber, 180 grain bullet is more than adequate enough to harvest any big game animal in North America, but putting the bullet in the main vitals is far more important than a big heavy bullet, and if the 150 is more accurate then go with the 150. 

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Elk rounds

Accuracy is more important than knockdown power. You are already shooting a .300 rifle, the 150 grain bullet is more than adequate if you put it in the boiler maker. If the 150 is shooting better than the 16p or even 180 then you need to shoot the 150. Yes, a .30 caliber, 180 grain bullet is more than adequate enough to harvest any big game animal in North America, but putting the bullet in the main vitals is far more important than a big heavy bullet, and if the 150 is more accurate then go with the 150. 

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