Got my first elk last year (4x5 bull) with a .308 180 grain Federal Premium Nosler Partition out of a Sako A7 22 inch barrel. 1; 2; 3; Next. Hey guys, I've been trying to decide whether to buy the 6.5 Creedmoor or 308 win for a lightweight elk gun. Nov 28, 2012 #11 Lawnboy Well-known member. 1 … Go to page. Lived in Alaska for 4 years and nobody didn't have any problem with a 308 or a 30-06 with a 180 grain bullet. Joined: Feb 15, 1999 Location: Seattle. My son tipped his first elk over this year with a down-loaded 30-06 and a 150 grain partition at 2700 fps muzzle velocity. IMO the 308 with a standard bullet should be plenty adequate for moose. The only concerns I've heard is it's stability on impact. We shot and compared three popular options to help you decide on the best elk cartridge for your style of hunting. Mag. WA Mtnhunter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join Date: Jan 2009; Posts: 10455; Share Tweet #8. It was popularized in the Model 70 for sporting purposes and is available for elk hunters in projectiles ranging from 150 to 185 grains. It will do just fine despite what the armchair experts say! Several of the articles have discussed the best calibers and rounds. The regular ‘ol “blue box” Federal 180 grain is plenty for elk in a .308. This sycophancy creates a problem for the many truth-seekers out there. The best factory Elk load for the .308 win is the federal 180 Nosler PT high energy. duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member. The .308 was originally introduced in 1952, and has arguably become one of the most popular rounds for hunting and long range shooting. The elk I have conferred with seem to prefer the 308, at least the northern and western elk. One shot through the chest = dead elk. Either bullet will work. Just who is telling the truth? Joined May 9, 2012 Messages 1,307 Location Shasta County, CA. My mom has dropped two elk with her 308 using 180 gr Remington Core-lokt. 24 hours a day, 24 years old, and making $24,000 a year. An elk can have a significant body mass, and I have yet to see one that isn’t capable of moving even when hit if it is only wounded. Dec 3, 2020 #99 R. rustyshackleford Well-Known Member. Go. One of them wagged that they call the press writers "24x24x24". Booked my first elk hunt for next year and I'm trying to decide which is the better gun to take. If you are holding your shots under 300 yards, either is fine. Close in - sure. Post Cancel. By Ron Spomer. Well, my 30-06 is a black synthetic stock, but I have always wanted a real wood stock gun. The Long Ranger Deluxe Engraved.223 Rem/5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .308 Win An Upgrade In Elegance. Others stick with the 165s. One of the best elk guns is KIMBER MODEL 84M CLASSIC. Joined Nov 2, 2008 Messages 3,605 Location Bozeman, Montana. .308 Win with Elk Engraving. Hunting. September 27, 2019. Oct 21, 2016 #2 Mthuntinfool Member. good for you, bad for the elk or the moose and a +1 for you! I've purchased a few boxes already and thought about getting the Federal 165 grain Game King for hunting but is it worth the 50% cost increase? Proponents for each swear on the supremacy of their favorite cartridge. Is the 6.5 Creedmoor enough gun or would I be better off with the 308. Or if you reload you could try some different loads. Personally, I like the 180 grain I won't list a specific type as I have used several and depending on the rifle I have had different results with them. Even further with match bullets. Joined Dec 13, 2012 … Many of your southern elk tend to like the larger calibers. 308 left, 30-06 right What’s great about both the 308 and 30-06. Up to that point 12 have died using it … It is a bolt- action rifle, it is chambered in short action 7mm-08 REM, 243 win. More Guns. The 180 Partition will give you more penetration for an off angle shot. Joined Aug 8, 2011 Messages 1,142 Location Kalispell, MT. The elk hunting process is the perfect illustration of nothing good comes easy, but technology is beginning to make this better. Chambered with .308 Win rounds, it’s another stylish and superb choice for those looking to bag some deer or ward off a grizzly. This years elk was my first rifle elk not using my 06. It is great for hunting big game such as moose and elk, although while talking about the .308 vs .270, the .270 is a formidable opponent. Mag. Past that, neither. 308 vs 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Life. Dec 23, 2015 #6 Beastmode Senior Member. Conclusion There you have it, my full list of the five best hunting rifles for hunting elk. First Prev 2 of 3 Go to page. How is this for a deer hunting round? 05-15-2013, 12:25 AM. Also the premium bullets suggested by other hunters are great too. Federal Gold Metal Match Boat Tail Hollow 168 Grain I know this is one of the premium factory rounds from match shooting. A lot of elk have been killed with each. But as always, you may get better perfomance out of the classics like 30-06 or 7mm Rem Mag for a very … The .308 win and the 30-06 both claim cult-like followings. Post subject: Re: 308 Win 165 or 180 grain loads for elk. I know from experience. Those little suckers will penetrate like a well digger on crack who's getting paid by the foot. Elk hunters have been looking for great ways to improve their hunting chances. While the two cartridges have a very similar case capacity, throat erosion occurs faster with the 6.5 Creedmoor because it uses a smaller diameter barrel. Comment. Its a great bullet if you have the velocity, but not necessary with the 308 for moose. .308 for elk. In fact, my backup gun is a 30-06! They’re both great for hunting big game in North America. Before I worked up a handload I used Federal Premium ammo with Nosler Partitions for both deer and elik. Second best is the Federal HE 165Gr trophy bonded. Alaska Natives use … (high energy)load that is 2,700+. 308 ammo for elk (barrel length) Thread starter grnorthcutt; Start date Aug 10, 2020; Tags 308 308 ammo 308 suppressed acuubonds barnes eld-x elk hunting nosler sig cross suppressed Help Support Long Range Hunting : Join the LRH Team or . The .308 Winchester is a long range round, capable of making accurate shots well past 500 yards (how far is something of a debate among long range shooters), which means the best .308/7.62 rifles will be able to mount a scope. Drilling for Oil in the … I know all about bullet selection for both calibers, i'm looking for real life experiences with both calibers for elk. Win. Both have a variety of grains that work well. Survival. I have both a .270 and a .308. There are some .308 rounds out there that perform well at these distances as well, but generally, the .270 would be the better choice. 5. Good hunting! Elk Cartridge Showdown: .308 Win vs. .300 Win. Our game-changing (and game-getting) Long Ranger model with an eye-catching lightweight alloy receiver plated with highly polished nickel under beautifully executed scroll engraving accented with 24K gold inlay. Wondering if any of you use a .308 for elk. Deer, bear, moose, elk: they’ll all go down from a well placed 308 or 30-06. I don't hunt elk, but a 165 grain Hornady GMX bullet would be probably be great! Regardless of whether you’re using a 6.5 Creedmoor or a .308 Winchester, no pronghorn, deer, or elk will go far if you put a well constructed bullet into the vitals. Even though there are 40+ years between development of the two cartridges, they share a lot in common when used for hunting in modern times. Go. The post by Ranch13 reminds me of conversations I have had with motorcycle racers and off road lift kit makers. Go. Let me walk you through a non-biased 308 vs. 30-06 review. If you have the need for more speed, Federal makes a 180 Nosler partition H.E. Whenever hunters gather around a campfire to discuss big-game cartridges, you’ll hear talk about the .270 Winchester versus the .30-06, some chatter about the 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag, .300 Weatherby Mag and .300 WSM, but almost nothing about the .308 Winchester. Due to its moderate velocity, expansion and penetration would not requrie a bullet like the Swift A-Fram. Joined Jan 4, 2014 Messages 272 Location Alaska. Some hunt with 150-165grn for Deer and 180 for Elk some use the same round for everything. Sep 27, 2003 #7 . 270 or 308 for Elk? Tomahawks Are Back: These American Relics Have Seen a Resurgence in Military and Survival Situations . Mainly use … 6; 7; 8; First Prev 8 of 8 Go to page. .308 Winchester Speaking of military cartridges that made a perfect big-game round, the .308 Winchester was introduced in 1952 and was adopted for use in the armed forces as the 7.62x51mm. 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