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Old 03-24-2018, 03:43 PM
TomP TomP is offline
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I use 308 loaded with 180 grain handloads for bear and moose. And 243 with 85 grain handloads for coastal deer and wolves. I believe that you choosing a rifle that fits you properly is more important than caliber when looking at 270, 7mm, 308 etc. A rifle that fits you properly will have less felt recoil than others. My first rifle was a savage axis in 3006 and it felt like I was shooting a howitzer....didnít fit me properly at all..
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:01 PM
Xbolt7mm Xbolt7mm is offline
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Originally Posted by elkdump View Post
Those were my own elk kills, and while guiding/outfitting in BC over a period of 20 seasons, I instigated the demise of another 50 or so elk with paying clients ,

I know where to place the bullet on big game and at what distance a bullet is effective ,

And just because ,,, I have killed 2 more elk,

since 10 1/2 hours of open heart surgery in 2014,, three weeks later I shot a cow elk at about 120 meters with 1 shot/flop using a 100 grn handload bullet from a .243Win,,,

So, .308 , .270. 30-06, .243. 7mauser, 6.5 , any and all are good calibers, to kill a moose or elk,

As long as the rifle isn't being pointed at game by a incompetent moron

Glad your healthy now
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