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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2020, 07:06:37 AM »
You should be able to get into something like a Christensen Arms Ridgeline in 30 Nosler/300 PRC/300 Win mag, and depending on what you want to scope it with, stay within your budget.

This place seems to have them at as good a price as I've seen and includes free shipping. https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/197910

Can't say that I've always been all that much of a Christensen Arms fan but they seem to be producing some pretty accurate rifles now and for $1699 you pretty much get a full custom.  I can tell you first hand, you certainly can't have a custom, or even semi custom, built for that.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #16 on: June 12, 2020, 05:34:30 PM »
Why so complicated for a rifle? I've taken dozens of Elk with my old Ruger 30/ 06 out to 400+ yards. Optics is what will help you the best and time behind the trigger.  :twocents:
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2020, 05:40:03 PM »
Why so complicated for a rifle? I've taken dozens of Elk with my old Ruger 30/ 06 out to 400+ yards. Optics is what will help you the best and time behind the trigger.  :twocents:
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #18 on: June 12, 2020, 08:51:59 PM »
Why so complicated for a rifle? I've taken dozens of Elk with my old Ruger 30/ 06 out to 400+ yards. Optics is what will help you the best and time behind the trigger.  :twocents:
Sometimes its made more complicated then it needs to be..

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #19 on: June 12, 2020, 09:00:41 PM »
Why so complicated for a rifle? I've taken dozens of Elk with my old Ruger 30/ 06 out to 400+ yards. Optics is what will help you the best and time behind the trigger.  :twocents:
Sometimes its made more complicated then it needs to be..

Why isnít there only one model of car? It would really simplify the car buying process....



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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2020, 09:06:04 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.

.338 RUM.. If weíre playing the RUM game.

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

Did we just become best friends? The RUM is the end of all things that roam the earth.

I started out with a Rem 700 that I won in a raffle. Shot like crap, so I re-barreled it. Shot that barrel out and re-barreled it again. Put a new stock on it. Blueprinted the action and topped off with a VX6 HD 4-24 x 56.

Prints .5 MOA with 200g accubond bullets at 3218FPS. Havenít needed the long range capability with that one as the last few animals have been off hand at close range, but I have shot it out to 1370 yards. Scary accurate.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #21 on: June 12, 2020, 09:46:28 PM »
The only thing I donít like about my 300RUM
Itís freakin heavy

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2020, 02:19:38 PM »
The only thing I donít like about my 300RUM
Itís freakin heavy

You want a light one ?  Hehe.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2020, 04:04:16 PM »
Got one
The 300 RUM is my ďsomedayĒ moose gun
Iíve been using my Kimber mountain ascent as my go to hunting rifle for everything else Iím hunting currently
But the RUM does certainly shoot very well
« Last Edit: June 13, 2020, 04:25:12 PM by MADMAX »
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2020, 07:45:54 PM »
 :tup: was thinking you wanted a light RUM !  heheh

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2020, 08:25:24 PM »
Got one
The 300 RUM is my ďsomedayĒ moose gun
Iíve been using my Kimber mountain ascent as my go to hunting rifle for everything else Iím hunting currently
But the RUM does certainly shoot very well

Nothing wrong with the 300 Ultra. Beats the 300 win by a good margin, even in a SAAMI chambered rifle, even more in a custom chamber. Would serve you good on that future moose hunt, and would handle anything the OP would ask of it.👍😉
Bottom line, so many cartridges will work for the OP's purposes. But to disparge any of those "suitable" calibers is just silly, and usually comes from those that spend too much time on the web or range, and not enough time shooting game. Real world experience some would say.
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2020, 08:35:03 PM »
Someday Im going to the Yukon

Itís my bucket hunt

I love my 270 WSM Kimber
Iíd use it for elk
I also love my .257 Roy
And it would also drop an elk
Itís all placement
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2020, 08:39:51 PM »
Someday Im going to the Yukon

Itís my bucket hunt


They grow big in the Yukon! My bucket list too👍
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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2020, 05:27:08 PM »
The guys steering you towards the Browning XBolt and Tikka are steering you in the right and practical direction.

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Re: New Elk gun
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2020, 07:27:06 AM »
Go big and fast .338 win mag.  I have a savage bear hunter stainless/fluted barrel, aluminum bedded stock with a on/off muzzle brake, topped off this a vortex 4x16 viper.  With the brake on less kick than 30-06 but you better have ear plugs, I always carry a pair of foam ones around my neck.

 


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