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    what is the best gun to use on a Bull Elk?

  • #2
    The one you can shoot "MOP"!!!
    The smallest recommended cartridge is the 25-06, since I have a 338 Win Mag I can hit “MOP” at 700 yards will be my top pick backed up with my 30-06 03-A3 and Remington 700. Might even toss in my M1 Garand, can I get an “AMEN”! If the weather gets nasty, my Swedish 6.5x55 will do!!!

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    • #3
      Aren't you tyrell? Same icon anyway.

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      • #4
        I would say anything bigger than 30-06 but I feel a .7mm or 300 is a great size, us a 150 grain bullet and your in business.

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        • #5
          Tim I will tell you you need to pick a new icon because a trouble memeber named tyrell uses the same one. If you want answers you need to switch. Sorry but someone ruined that one for you...

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          • #6
            So far the best I have is my custom Sako Finnbear Magnum action .338 Win Mag, McMillen stock, Shilen 24" #3 contour barrel, worked over Leupold rings (8-40's), Leupold 3.5-10, trued action, lapped lugs, Timney trigger, Pachmyer Decelerator, Murray sling and even though it is over twenty years old it did not cost the equivalent of 14 grand. However it does not have the number of cartridges engraved on the magazine so I have to count them or quit pushing them in when it will accept no more. Always a MOA and a MOP gun which has killed everything from jackrabbits and prairie dogs to bull elk. Maybe a moose of buffalo one day if I can ever draw a permit.

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            • #7
              Obviously the last line should state "moose or buffalo". The whole rig weighs 9.5 pounds and my kid and I shoot it a lot. Anyway I highly recommend the .338 Win Mag for elk and maybe the Edge is even better, perhaps I can report back on that one of these days.

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              • #8
                .300 Winchester.

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                • #9
                  To answer your question wallofsam....No. They are brothers, in fact twins. They just have the same icon.

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                  • #10
                    A 30/06 would be my minimum.

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                    • #11
                      I took mine with a 30-06. I wouldn't go much smaller than that, maybe .308 or comparable would be okay. Remember, elk go 600-800 lbs, sometimes bigger, if you shoot a light deer gun normally you could have real problems with elk even if what you are shooting is technically legal (in CO, the minimum is .24 caliber).

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                      • #12
                        I've taken 6 bulls over the years and all with my .270 Remington. Granted, I'm shooting 40 to 70 yds. but that rifle has stopped them in their tracks. I shoot a grand slam rnd. through that gun. A hard hitting round.

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                        • #13
                          I agree with most above...30/06 is probably min.

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                          • #14
                            My top pick will be 30-06!

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                            • #15
                              My top pick will be 30-06!

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