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Old 01-20-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default I've selected .308 to get my first elk....

cuz that's what I have right now in the caliber inventory.... among .243, .30-30, .223 lol, 7.62x54r, 8mm mauser

anything in my list ring truer for elk under 300 yards compared to .308 fellas?

lemme know, my goal is quick&clean.... aim small/m.s.
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Old 01-20-2014, 12:49 PM   #2
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you will do fine with 308.....i saw 20+ elk grazing on the side of the HYW outside of Payson last summer ...there out there...good luck
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Old 01-20-2014, 01:20 PM   #3
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A .308 will do a job on 'em, just place that bullet right!
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Old 01-20-2014, 04:06 PM   #4
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Nothing wrong with 7.62x54 or 8mm. I would use the 8mm.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:22 PM   #5
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Just avoid shooting them up the hind end. The .308 will not go up a bull elk's hind end and make it to the vitals. Also, better use 165s or 180s.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:25 PM   #6
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I would take the gun I shoot the best, as shot placement & confidence makes the kill.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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steering towards the yugo 8mm...we'll see what this Brass Stacker scout mount for a scope can do...
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:02 PM   #8
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A good 8mm with 190 gr. bullet should do the trick for you.

I had a bunch of Nosler Ballistic Tipped stuff that was awesome.

Edited to add: I was shooting it out of a Yugo M24 Mauser.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:30 PM   #9
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The last time I hunted elk I never got close enough for a clean shot, they never stopped moving and the range was 275 to 300+ yds. Use a heavy and accurate bullet. there a lot bigger than a deer so take your time for that shot.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:37 PM   #10
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7.62x54R now
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Old 05-12-2014, 11:40 PM   #11
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Any of the three you have chosen so far will do it, but I would take the 8mm in the Mauser I have because I'm best with it. In short I agree with Baboon, take the one your best with.
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Killed my first elk with an 8mm 200 grainer loaded pretty warm
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You definitely had plenty of cartridge to do the job!
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:05 PM   #14
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The .308 is fine for elk.as noted with heavy bullets. I take no chances,I use a .375 H&H
for all elk shots,including above the elk exhaust port. It always works.

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Old 04-28-2015, 02:44 AM   #15
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No shit man its a 300 grain bullet at 2500 fps my buddy mike used a 30-30 exclusively so 375 h&h seems a bit much
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