Joined Oct 7, 2014 Messages 579 Location Noxon Mt. Win. Proponents for each swear on the supremacy of their favorite cartridge. The Long Ranger Deluxe Engraved.223 Rem/5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .308 Win An Upgrade In Elegance. Next Last. Joined: Feb 15, 1999 Location: Seattle. One of them wagged that they call the press writers "24x24x24". Its a great bullet if you have the velocity, but not necessary with the 308 for moose. The .308 is a superb whitetail round, but don’t believe it’s too puny for elk, pronghorns, black bears or plains game. Comment. The .308 win and the 30-06 both claim cult-like followings. Mainly use … Even though there are 40+ years between development of the two cartridges, they share a lot in common when used for hunting in modern times. .308 Win with Elk Engraving. Past that, neither. 1 … Go to page. Go. .308 for elk. The regular ‘ol “blue box” Federal 180 grain is plenty for elk in a .308. Elk hunters have been looking for great ways to improve their hunting chances. There are some .308 rounds out there that perform well at these distances as well, but generally, the .270 would be the better choice. Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:05 pm Posts: 8406 Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State The .308 is just a .30-06 at a few less yards range. Just who is telling the truth? Many of your southern elk tend to like the larger calibers. good for you, bad for the elk or the moose and a +1 for you! WoodsWalker270 said: Been kicking around the idea of a new rifle purchase. Those little suckers will penetrate like a well digger on crack who's getting paid by the foot. Jun 9, 2016 #21 Fjelljeger Senior Member. Survival. Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:14 am . Booked my first elk hunt for next year and I'm trying to decide which is the better gun to take. More Guns. Even if you choose to operate with iron sights, being able to install an optic is important. Joined Dec 13, 2012 … And the .308 will work fine on elk out past 300 yards with most bullets. Due to its moderate velocity, expansion and penetration would not requrie a bullet like the Swift A-Fram. One of the best elk guns is KIMBER MODEL 84M CLASSIC. Conclusion There you have it, my full list of the five best hunting rifles for hunting elk. In fact, my backup gun is a 30-06! If you are holding your shots under 300 yards, either is fine. We shot and compared three popular options to help you decide on the best elk cartridge for your style of hunting. Dec 3, 2020 #99 R. rustyshackleford Well-Known Member. 1; 2; 3; Next. I figure .308/30-06 is probably the largest caliber I personally would ever need. September 27, 2019. I don't hunt elk, but a 165 grain Hornady GMX bullet would be probably be great! Latest. Both have a variety of grains that work well. The 180 Partition will give you more penetration for an off angle shot. Several of the articles have discussed the best calibers and rounds. The elk I have conferred with seem to prefer the 308, at least the northern and western elk. Also the premium bullets suggested by other hunters are great too. mattyk6, Sep 26, 2003. mattyk6, Sep 26, 2003. Before I worked up a handload I used Federal Premium ammo with Nosler Partitions for both deer and elik. Joined Jan 4, 2014 Messages 272 Location Alaska. If you have the need for more speed, Federal makes a 180 Nosler partition H.E. Close in - sure. I have always been an "economical hunter", in that I have my basic 30-06 that I use for deer, pig, and once for elk, and my Beretta pump shotgun that I use for ducks, turkeys, doves, etc. It was popularized in the Model 70 for sporting purposes and is available for elk hunters in projectiles ranging from 150 to 185 grains. Second best is the Federal HE 165Gr trophy bonded. Let me walk you through a non-biased 308 vs. 30-06 review. 308 ammo for elk (barrel length) Thread starter grnorthcutt; Start date Aug 10, 2020; Tags 308 308 ammo 308 suppressed acuubonds barnes eld-x elk hunting nosler sig cross suppressed Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . Mag. Nov 28, 2012 #11 Lawnboy Well-known member. 05-15-2013, 12:25 AM. This years elk was my first rifle elk not using my 06. vs. 338. The elk hunting process is the perfect illustration of nothing good comes easy, but technology is beginning to make this better. They’re both great for hunting big game in North America. Joined Aug 8, 2011 Messages 1,142 Location Kalispell, MT.

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