View Full Version : The 30-40 krag for elk?

December 2, 2007, 01:35 AM
How is the 30-40 for elk?Whats the longest shot you would want to make on a elk?Might be using it for my elk hunt coming up.

December 2, 2007, 02:23 AM
Longest shot I'd want to have to take would be around 300 yards with any rifle on elk. Longest I've taken is 250 with a .270 Win. As far as your question about the .30-40 it has taken many elk in the past and will work just fine today. Find some loads with 180 grain bullets, I wouldn't be afraid to use one.


This should give you a clue as to how much power and range you can expect. The .30-40 should recoil less than the .30-06 that was giving you fits during deer season. Have fun elk hunting.


December 2, 2007, 04:57 AM
the B & C #1 elk was shot with a 30-40 krag

December 2, 2007, 10:59 AM
Not only did the old guys use 30-40 for elk they used other cartridges we'd now think of as underpowered, such as the .257 Roberts and the 25-30.

December 3, 2007, 04:13 PM
here some ballistics for 30-40 krag. http://www.gunsandammomag.com/ballistics/30_40_krag.html

December 5, 2007, 09:59 PM
the B & C #1 elk was shot with a 30-40 krag

Yep, hung in the old hardware store/gas station in Crested Butte Colorado for years. Now it resides in their visitor center.

It no longer holds number on though.