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I am looking for a good elk rifle, and possible moose rifle. I have a .243 so I am hoping for something larger. Any suggestions

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  • I am looking for a good elk rifle, and possible moose rifle. I have a .243 so I am hoping for something larger. Any suggestions

    I am looking for a good elk rifle, and possible moose rifle. I have a .243 so I am hoping for something larger. Any suggestions?

  • #2
    You can't go wrong with a good .270 or .30-06. I like the Savages with accutriggers and also most of the browning rifles.

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    • #3
      308 if you like you're 243 its the same shell casing with a 30 caliber bullet. You'll like it, it won't stomp you to death and is a good deer gun out to about 300. My Dad has killed elk with his usually 200-250 yards. They'll work, for a bonafide elk gun a 30-06 or a 300 which buts you in the next power catagory. And a 338 if you want to put a big whoopin on them.

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      • #4
        i like 30-06.

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        • #5
          Same old answer simply get any of the .338's and practice, practice, practice.

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          • #6
            To what Ish said I would add the 35 Whelan and the 350 Remington Mag. If you could find a Rem Mdl 700 Classic in 350 mag (or Whelan) you would have a really nifty gun that doesn't kick too hard, easy to carry and kills like Thor's hammer. Made one shot bang flop kill on both bears and moose with mine. No it's not for sale.

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            • #7
              I agree with herbie57. If you like guns with less recoil, go with the .270 or .280.

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              • #8
                300 Ultra mag is death itself for elk and moose. So I have heard. I have killed 2 elk one with a .264 win mag and one with a 308. The key, as with everything else, is shot placement. Shoot the rifle that you are most accurate shooting.

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                • #9
                  go with .270, 30-06,or .300 savage

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                  • #10
                    Good bolt action in .308 or 30/06

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                    • #11
                      .270

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                      • #12
                        .270 or for big game such as you mention, 300 Win Mag.

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                        • #13
                          I'm a fan of the 300 Mag. Great straight shooting rifle!

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                          • #14
                            300wsm compact and can take anything from deer to brown bear.

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                            • #15
                              The .270 and .300 WSM's have very mild recoil for the performance you get and with the right loads are plenty enough for elk and moose.

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