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Location: Mason City, Iowa
Joined: 03/29/2003
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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

My Smith and Wesson in .300 win mag. with 180 grain Speer mag tips at 2900 fps does the job nicely, but I am warming up to the idea of a BAR in that same caliber. If any out there don't reload their own ammo yet you should try. The little tricks for accuracy gains are worth it.

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Location: Colorado
Joined: 02/27/2003
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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

.54 caliber muzzleloader shooting 430 grain conicals is my favorite. I have also used a .30-06 with 180 grain Hornady "light magnum" loads.

As for the lever action, it will work fine as long as you limit the range. I wouldn't go beyond about 125 yards or so. This is very reasonable distance for elk if you're willing to work at it and not expect an easy shot every time you go out.

If you're on a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt, then I would not use anything less than a .300 mag, simply because you're not going to want to pass up on shots that would be "iffy" with a lesser gun.

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Joined: 11/21/2003
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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

I would recomend a 180grain 30-06. My fisrt choice manufacturer is ruger.

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Location: Danville,IN-Ky Wildcat behind enemy line
Joined: 09/29/2002
Posts: 6
What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Sig SHR 970, 7mmMag, 160 partitions. Has performed flawlessly for me. I consider it my "meat" rifle. If someone came to me to go hunting that very moment, that'd be the one to come.

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Location: Upton, Wyoming
Joined: 12/05/2003
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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

I think my favorite all around caliber would have to be the .270. I own a .270 Weatherby Mag and it is an excellent deer hunting rifle and a good elk hunting rifle if the shot is placed properly. I suppose that is true with about and gun though, say your shooting a .308 or bigger, if you don't make that killing shot, your gonna be chasing Wapati:) I also have a .300 that I like a lot also.

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Location: Rocky Mountings
Joined: 10/27/2003
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What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

This really gets my goat. ITS CARTRIDGE, NOT CALIBER!!!!!!!!!!!! Caliber means diameter. A 30'06, 308 Winchester, 300 Win Mag, 300 Weatherby, and 300 Savage are all THE SAME CALIBER for cryin' out loud.

You gotta learn the lingo if yer gonna dance with the big dogs.

[ This Message was edited by: BeaverJack on 2003-12-06 11:04 ]

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Joined: 12/23/2003
Posts: 20
What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Parker Stealth Hunter (70)lb and a 100 Grain Ultamate Steel Broadhead

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Joined: 12/23/2003
Posts: 20
What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

I have used a 1963 Remington Model 700 264 Win Mag 140 Grain Bullets to take 9 Elk.Longest shot apr 450 Yards. One shot each.Ave shot 275 yards.Old Mister Remington is a well oiled Killin Machine!!!!!! Also have a Remington Model 700 7 Mag.But I went back to Archery Hunting.Took two Bulls last two Years!!!

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Joined: 12/23/2003
Posts: 20
What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

Remington Model 700 in 264 Win Mag or 7 Mag!!!

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Location: Minnesota
Joined: 01/05/2004
Posts: 5
What is your favorite elk caliber and rifle?

.340 Weatherby Mag 225 gr Barnes-X

At 300 yards this bullet has the energy of a 30-06 180 gr bullet just leaving the barrel. Great all-around Moose-Elk-Bear rifle.

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