Going Elk Hunting


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thumbtack
February 10, 2003, 07:27 PM
A buddy and I are planning an elk hunting trip to Colorado later this year. We will both be using the Remington 700 in 30.06. Is 185 grain bullets enough for Elk?

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Larry Ashcraft
February 10, 2003, 07:58 PM
Plenty. Many an elk has been killed by a 130 grainer out of a .270, altho a 150 is probably a better choice.

180 grains is about the standard around here, I use 165 grain Grand Slams.

Shot placement is the key. Elk's average about 500-600 lbs., less for cows (although a trophy bull may go 1000 lbs.).

WYO
February 11, 2003, 12:52 AM
I agree with Larry Ashcraft. And if you want a little more power out of 180's, Federal High Energy rounds up the velocity and energy.

labgrade
February 11, 2003, 01:59 AM
Yup. .30-06 180s'll do 'em fine.

I'm shooting 165 Barnes out of an essential .300 Savage/.30-40 Krag.

BTW, bring some warm clothes & get used to no air. ;)

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