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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Here we go again, but I thought it would start some conversation, and maybe some new light on the subject if there is any left.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Hey Caveman, good to see you around again.

As for me, I typically use a 30-06 running at or near a max load.

When do you hit the field for your elk hunt this fall?

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

I usually use a 243 but this is too light for elk. So I use a 30-06 for elk.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

It's been a number of years since I have put in for a rifle hunt for Elk. Kind of gone bow crazy I guess.
But I used to use (my wife still does) a Browning A-Bolt in 30-06 shooting Federal Premium 180gr Nosler Partitions. She will be using it this October on her Elk hunt here in Az.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Moderator, December 14 for cow elk with nobody around. What hunts are you going on?

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

December 14th? Wow does the snow fly by then down there, usually western Colorado is covered by then.

I go second season (Oct) elk in western Colorado.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

My favorite is my 30.06 But it can't beat my 338 win mag 4 elk 4 shells.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

30-06 w/ 180 grain bullets

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

.300 win mag, 200gr nosler partition

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

I have never hunted elk but I think my 300 RUM would make a fine calibre for this type of hunting.

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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Up until recently I have used both a .270 and a 300 mag for mule deer and elk. I just traded for a .264 winchester magnum in a limited model remington 700 bdl ss. My friends all have the same caliber, and I have never in my lifetime seen better performance out of a rifle. It is long, flat-shooting, and will make for a great elk gun.

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