collapse
A Hunting Trip of a lifetime in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness! Trophy Bucks and Bulls

Author Topic: what caliber do you all use?  (Read 16037 times)

Offline wheels

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2012
  • Posts: 927
  • Location: pacific washington
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2017, 04:28:41 PM »
30-06

Offline dc

  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Hunter
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2010
  • Posts: 145
  • Location: kelso wash.
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2017, 05:08:06 PM »
I shoot a Tikka 300 wsm and love it.  The elk, deer, and antelope that I introduced it to don't like it much! :chuckle:  Probably don't kill it any deader than your 270, but if your looking for something a smidge bigger than you cant go wrong with the Tikka in 300 wsm.  I put a sims recoil pad on it, and there is very little felt recoil.

Offline ghosthunter

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Apr 2011
  • Posts: 4867
  • Location: Mount Vernon WA
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2017, 05:16:03 PM »
Like everyone said you already have a elk rifle.

I hunt all big game with my 30.06 pump.

Elk 50 cal. Muzzy :tup:
GHOST CAMP "We Came To Hunt"
Proud Parent of A United States Marine

We are all traveling from Birth to the Packing House. ( Broken Trail)

Online Instinct

  • yeep
  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2009
  • Posts: 1250
  • Location: moses lake, Wa
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2017, 06:31:53 PM »
I mainly archery hunt, but my rifle for big game is a .270win.

Offline elkaholic123

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Jun 2008
  • Posts: 1217
  • Location: granite falls
  • Groups: Montana Dirty Dozen,Life member RMEF,NAHC, WSF
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2017, 06:49:50 PM »
It sounds like you Want a new rifle and you have the .270 for deer, I think you should look at the 30 caliber variety for elk. 300 WM, 300 WSM, 300 Weatherby or the new 30 Nosler. Lots of choices especially if you reload👍
elkaholic

Offline high country

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: May 2007
  • Posts: 5130
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2017, 06:58:49 PM »
There's a reason the state minimum is .243. ..it'll work. After killing several elk the lesson I've learned is to be a good shot and don't take risky shots.

Offline bobcat

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Legend
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2007
  • Posts: 34541
  • Location: Rochester
    • robert68
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2017, 07:40:11 PM »
It sounds like you Want a new rifle and you have the .270 for deer, I think you should look at the 30 caliber variety for elk. 300 WM, 300 WSM, 300 Weatherby or the new 30 Nosler. Lots of choices especially if you reload👍

 :yeah:

I've never seen so many people trying to talk a guy out of a new rifle! What fun is that? You want a new rifle- get one!

Offline hunter399

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1334
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2017, 07:42:22 PM »
There's a reason the state minimum is .243. ..it'll work. After killing several elk the lesson I've learned is to be a good shot and don't take risky shots.
+1 the 243 it will have less drop at 500 yard than a 270 or 30-06 .

But on this forum your playin with fire when you say 243 for elk.They act like there panty just got a wedgie,diapers need to be change,and the whole hunting world just crashes.I have tryed to push 243 for elk goodluck.
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Online Duckslayer89

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Oct 2014
  • Posts: 2828
  • Location: Orting
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2017, 07:46:07 PM »
There's a reason the state minimum is .243. ..it'll work. After killing several elk the lesson I've learned is to be a good shot and don't take risky shots.
+1 the 243 it will have less drop at 500 yard than a 270 or 30-06 .

But on this forum your playin with fire when you say 243 for elk.They act like there panty just got a wedgie,diapers need to be change,and the whole hunting world just crashes.I have tryed to push 243 for elk goodluck.

 :chuckle:

Offline Taco280AI

  • Site Sponsor
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jan 2013
  • Posts: 1188
  • Location: In the mountains when able
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2017, 08:08:34 PM »
280AI with the 145 LRX

Online jdb

  • the illustious potentate
  • Virtual Campfire
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Frontiersman
  • *
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 3075
  • Location: selah
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2017, 08:12:20 PM »
There's a reason the state minimum is .243. ..it'll work. After killing several elk the lesson I've learned is to be a good shot and don't take risky shots.
+1 the 243 it will have less drop at 500 yard than a 270 or 30-06 .
you sure about that??
nuke the gray whales for jesus!

Offline Special T

  • Truth the new Hate Speech.
  • Washington For Wildlife
  • Trade Count: (+11)
  • Explorer
  • *
  • Join Date: Aug 2009
  • Posts: 18240
  • Location: Skagit Valley
  • Wake me when you need me.
    • Silver Arrow Bowmen
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2017, 08:22:33 PM »
http://www.themeateater.com/2017/becoming-a-one-rifle-hunter/

Great article

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

The Truth is like Poetry, and most people hate Poetry

Offline hunter399

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1334
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2017, 08:23:45 PM »
There's a reason the state minimum is .243. ..it'll work. After killing several elk the lesson I've learned is to be a good shot and don't take risky shots.
+1 the 243 it will have less drop at 500 yard than a 270 or 30-06 .
you sure about that??
Do you have something to prove it wrong let's see it .Ya pretty sure
« Last Edit: May 16, 2017, 08:35:57 PM by hunter399 »
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline hunter399

  • Off-Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *
  • Join Date: Feb 2014
  • Posts: 1334
  • Location: northeast washington
  • Groups: NRA RMEF
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2017, 08:33:42 PM »
Why do I always have to look up stuff that I already know.

http://gundata.org/blog/post/243-ballistics-chart/

http://gundata.org/blog/post/30-06-ballistics-chart/

http://gundata.org/blog/post/270-win-ballistics-chart/

If you find a better source let me know ,please dont hate cause you may not know something I'll teach ya.

Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
Wrote by hunter399

Offline NW SURVEYOR

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Oct 2016
  • Posts: 302
  • Location: ENUMCLAW
  • Groups: RMEF NRA
Re: what caliber do you all use?
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2017, 08:40:31 PM »
.280 or .280AI.
One and done.

 

ElkNut Outdoor Productions

* Recent Topics

I suck at shed hunting by Old Man Yager
[Today at 11:23:10 AM]


209 powder by Sabotloader
[Today at 11:22:30 AM]


Aero M5E1 .308 by SGTDuffman
[Today at 11:20:21 AM]


When should you consider “all hope is lost?” by buglebrush
[Today at 11:19:51 AM]


Youth antlerless only moose. by Rainier10
[Today at 11:16:19 AM]


Montana Draw Results by matt345
[Today at 11:15:35 AM]


18 Bull points by MonstroMuley
[Today at 11:07:25 AM]


New Camera Bag? by huntnphool
[Today at 11:00:08 AM]


A few thoughts on mountain goat permits by Jackjr
[Today at 10:47:58 AM]


JOBS: Looking for work/Looking to hire by Netminder01
[Today at 10:47:38 AM]


Bigshooter and Trapperguy22 NE WA Turkey Hunt 2018 by carpsniperg2
[Today at 10:43:39 AM]


Farm Raised Pork and Bacon Delivered to your door by Odell
[Today at 10:42:37 AM]


Montana Point???? by jjhunter
[Today at 10:15:52 AM]


A chance to really make a difference by buglebrush
[Today at 09:06:43 AM]


WTS Ruger Precision 6.5 Creed by Mumbles
[Today at 09:04:33 AM]


PDW UPDATE! by b23
[Today at 09:03:02 AM]


Call to action: Your chance to advocate for WA Wild Sheep by stickslinger
[Today at 08:53:53 AM]


Elk Hunting in Ferry, Stevens, or Pend Oreille Counties by bornhunter
[Today at 08:40:16 AM]


Machias' 2018 Idaho Bear Season by Brushbuster
[Today at 08:13:18 AM]


Hunting regs/ draw dates by timberfaller
[Today at 07:58:53 AM]