Thread: First Elk Hunt
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Old May 21, 2012, 04:23 PM   #19
AllenJ
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First off I’d like to say congratulations on getting to go on your first elk hunt. I can’t wait to hear about your adventure later on this year. In my opinion you don’t need to buy a new rifle. The 270 Winchester with proper bullets and a well placed shot should take an elk with no problem. My choice on bullet weight would be 150 grain but as stated above if your gun won’t shoot 150’s go with 130 grain. Bullets I have killed elk with and like are Barnes TSX and Nosler Partitions. You state you are not an expert marksman, time to practice and become one. Shoot your rifle as much as you can before going and learn your capabilities with it. Elk are big, tough creatures able to absorb an incredible amount shock and keep going so you are going to have to come up with some limits on how far you are going to be able to shoot from.
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