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Still Hunter wrote:
Soco..........You could have saved a lot of typing by reading my posts. First off. I said the .243 works fine is used within it's limitation, and knew how to take shots with proper placement. I also said the same thing about the 30/30. I said over and over that all I do is still hunt timber. First clue is my name. I've never had to take a shot over 100yds with most of them closer. I used a 170gr Partition. More than enough bullet under 100yds. So, the 30/30 is all you need for elk depending on how you use it. Don't remember saying I wouldn't post again. Can you point that out?

Your original post stated that you'd be "blunt" if one was going to hunt with a small caliber they should stick to deer hunting. In reading my post I said, I wasn't going to post again, as in me, soco, I didn't mean you. Anyway, yes, I agree with you.

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I should have explained more

I should have explained more in my first post, but I was in a hurry. I went on in later posts to explain what I meant, and it seems you agree with that.

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250gr!

NO, NO, NO!...the minimum is at least 250 gr at around ~2900fps!!!

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HeavyC wrote:
NO, NO, NO!...the minimum is at least 250 gr at around ~2900fps!!!

 

I have actually fallen in love with a 225 grain bullet at around 3000 fps for my first choice but then for a second choice I would go with a 185 grain one at 3400 fps. 

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Heresy!!!!!!!

HeavyC wrote:
NO, NO, NO!...the minimum is at least 250 gr at around ~2900fps!!!
I've learnt my lesson and will be sticken with the aught-six and the 180 grainer at 2700fps. That way the magnum haters won't hate on me nor the small cal snubbers! All kidding aside, I'm thinking of 2 calibers I'd like to acquire in coming years. Both from Roy W himself, the 257 Weatherby and the 300. I'd hunt antelope to elk with either. Flat shooting with real thump appeal.

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That makes two of us on the

That makes two of us on the aught-six and the 180 grainer!  One day I will venture outside of the comfort level and look to the 257 and 300 too... someday.

 

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I'll stay with slow .50 cal

I'll stay with slow .50 cal muzzy bullets.

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Still Hunter wrote:
I'll stay with slow .50 cal muzzy bullets.

I still like hunting elk with my .54 ML. It is big and slow but when it hits the vitals it will bowl them over.

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Yeah, I loved hunting with my

Yeah, I loved hunting with my old .54 sidelock with a PRB.

Now i'm with a .50 cal, and conicals.

There's something about loading from the muzzle that gives me that warn fuzzy feeling that I don't get with a CF gun.

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Just to keep things lit up.......

...243...100gr Partition, 3rd elk for the boy, 12th elk for that 243...

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