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Offline thurman

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New Elk gun
« on: June 11, 2020, 01:44:47 PM »
Selling my dirt bike to fund a new elk\bear  hunting rifle. Thinking about a .300 win mag should have about 3,000 for scope and gun. Any suggestions?

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2020, 02:03:18 PM »
Save up a bit extra and get one build by rBros if you shop the classifieds you can get one done for not a lot more then your budget listed

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2020, 08:34:43 PM »
Save up a bit extra and get one build by rBros if you shop the classifieds you can get one done for not a lot more then your budget listed
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2020, 08:41:52 PM »
You can get a Browning X-bolt or a Tikka T3X and top it with a Leupold VX-5 or VX-6 spending under $3k and have a rifle that will shoot sub moa. Then put the rest of the money you saved not buying custom toward something more responsible or not and use it to go hunting.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2020, 08:48:46 PM »
.300 Win Mag.👍 I picked up a .300 PRC and ditched it after 3 range sessions with the Magnetto Speed. It cant hang with the .300 Win Mag.

Give Benchmark a call in Arlington. They have incredibly accurate barrels. I dont think most main stream builders can get a custom done by this big game season. 
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2020, 08:51:30 PM »
That's a pretty generous budget, you can buy a pretty nice setup for that kind of money.

Couple questions:

- Do you reload?
- What weight range for the complete package?
- Do you have a specific action that you like?
- Wood stock or synthetic?
- What ranges are you comfortable shooting an animal at?
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2020, 08:56:21 PM »
.300 RUM in Rem 700.  You will never need another gun.  Spend some money on the scope!! 

A 1000 dollar rifle will kill an animal just as dead as a 3000 dollar rifle. 
I kill elk and eat elk, when I'm not, I'm thinking about killing elk and eating elk.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2020, 09:54:05 PM »
Yes you can always get by driving a moped to work...but...if its worth doing it's worth over doing...I vote full custom

Have you considered a chasis rifle ?

Rbros 338 rbh will be my next elk rifle

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2020, 12:21:52 AM »
.300 RUM in Rem 700.  You will never need another gun.  Spend some money on the scope!! 

A 1000 dollar rifle will kill an animal just as dead as a 3000 dollar rifle.

.338 RUM.. If were playing the RUM game.
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2020, 12:24:16 AM »
.300 RUM in Rem 700.  You will never need another gun.  Spend some money on the scope!! 

A 1000 dollar rifle will kill an animal just as dead as a 3000 dollar rifle.

.338 RUM.. If were playing the RUM game.

Captain morgans private stock, if were playing the RUM game.   :brew:

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2020, 12:27:46 AM »
If it were me, id grab one of these bad boys.  Its light enough that you could slap a big *censored* heavy scope on it, and its threaded so you could add a brake, and get a suppressor later on when youre feeling moneyed up again.

https://www.savagearms.com/content?p=firearms&a=product_summary&s=57577

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2020, 02:58:52 AM »
.300 RUM in Rem 700.  You will never need another gun.  Spend some money on the scope!! 

A 1000 dollar rifle will kill an animal just as dead as a 3000 dollar rifle.

.338 RUM.. If were playing the RUM game.

Captain morgans private stock, if were playing the RUM game.   :brew:


The .300 RUM at SAAMI spec is a failed cartridge. Throat, Mag length, quality bullet length, seating depth is a frikn Caitlyn Jenner doll. The math is a total yard sale. The shorter case and increased diameter of the .338 RUM puuuuuurs like a freshly divorced...... Ill leave it at that.👍😉
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2020, 04:57:11 AM »
Browning X-bolt Hells Canyon 300 wsm at $1100 or bump to 28 Nosler in McMillan version for $600 more.   Top with choice if turret optics and go shoot. 

Or look for used custom .   

Agree too late to be positive of getting custom built this year unless you find parts in stock from other than mfgs and locate small smith thats not busy. 


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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2020, 06:05:11 AM »
Thurman,
If I were you, and I'm not;
Take an existing standard length rifle that you like,
Have it re-barreled to a 33 Nosler or a 338 Norma Magnum. ($600)
You will then really have something unique that packs a punch.
I took an old Sako Finnbear and re-barreled to 33 Nosler and it shoots like a house on fire.
270 grain ELDXs at 2950fps out of a 25" barrel.
Take the time to check out the ballistics, they're pretty darn good.
Call any time (425) 894-3330.
Good Luck.
Rob.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2020, 06:48:41 AM »
Pretty sure the Norma doesnt work well with std bolt size....  great cartridge tho.

 


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