05-15-2013, 12:25 AM. I know from experience. 308 left, 30-06 right What’s great about both the 308 and 30-06. Federal Gold Metal Match Boat Tail Hollow 168 Grain I know this is one of the premium factory rounds from match shooting. Mag. More Guns. duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member. Thread starter aorams; Start date Jun 8, 2016; Prev. Mainly use … How is this for a deer hunting round? The introduction of scopes to elk hunting has proven to be one of the best things that … Dec 23, 2015 #6 Beastmode Senior Member. Nov 28, 2012 #11 Lawnboy Well-known member. 24 hours a day, 24 years old, and making $24,000 a year. Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:14 am . The elk I have conferred with seem to prefer the 308, at least the northern and western elk. Close in - sure. 308 vs 6.5 Creedmoor Barrel Life. By Ron Spomer. 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. Let me walk you through a non-biased 308 vs. 30-06 review. For larger game such as deer and elk, both cartridges have enough stopping power at short range to drop animals cleanly. I figure .308/30-06 is probably the largest caliber I personally would ever need. If you have the need for more speed, Federal makes a 180 Nosler partition H.E. 270 or 308 for Elk? 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. Last edited: Nov 28, 2012. .308. Mag. The .270 might be a better option when dealing with shots that are over 400 yards. Both have a variety of grains that work well. WA Mtnhunter ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Join Date: Jan 2009; Posts: 10455; Share Tweet #8. .308 for elk. IMO the 308 with a standard bullet should be plenty adequate for moose. The regular ‘ol “blue box” Federal 180 grain is plenty for elk in a .308. It will do just fine despite what the armchair experts say! Before I worked up a handload I used Federal Premium ammo with Nosler Partitions for both deer and elik. 6; 7; 8; First Prev 8 of 8 Go to page. One of the best elk guns is KIMBER MODEL 84M CLASSIC. Joined: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:05 pm Posts: 8406 Location: I-5 Lala Land North, Washington State The .308 is just a .30-06 at a few less yards range. 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. Comment. mattyk6, Sep 26, 2003. mattyk6, Sep 26, 2003. Latest. 308 as well as the 30-06 are great for Deer and Elk. Proponents for each swear on the supremacy of their favorite cartridge. Joined Nov 2, 2008 Messages 3,605 Location Bozeman, Montana. Its a great bullet if you have the velocity, but not necessary with the 308 for moose. vs. 338. Post subject: Re: 308 Win 165 or 180 grain loads for elk. Wondering if any of you use a .308 for elk. Some hunt with 150-165grn for Deer and 180 for Elk some use the same round for everything. 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 . .308 Win. It is a bolt- action rifle, it is chambered in short action 7mm-08 REM, 243 win. Jun 9, 2016 #21 Fjelljeger Senior Member. Next Last. Been there done that got the T-shirt. My mom has dropped two elk with her 308 using 180 gr Remington Core-lokt. The .308 is a superb whitetail round, but don’t believe it’s too puny for elk, pronghorns, black bears or plains game. 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. I know all about bullet selection for both calibers, i'm looking for real life experiences with both calibers for elk. This years elk was my first rifle elk not using my 06. They’re both great for hunting big game in North America. Good hunting! 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. 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. Even further with match bullets. 1 … Go to page. The .308 win and the 30-06 both claim cult-like followings. Search for Best 308 Ar Hunting Rifle For The Money And Best Hunting Rifle For Elk And Deer Ads Immediately . I have always been an "economical hunter", in that I have my basic 30-06 that I use for deer, pig, and once for elk, and my Beretta pump shotgun that I use for ducks, turkeys, doves, etc. In fact, my backup gun is a 30-06! 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? Messages: 2,384 Likes Received: 113. Joined Dec 13, 2012 … Win. Just who is telling the truth? A lot of elk have been killed with each. As rewarding as getting one animal can be, so is the stress and work that comes with it. Deer, bear, moose, elk: they’ll all go down from a well placed 308 or 30-06. Survival. It also features a trigger that is adjustable and releases at 3.6 to 4 pounds. Many of your southern elk tend to like the larger calibers. The post by Ranch13 reminds me of conversations I have had with motorcycle racers and off road lift kit makers. Oct 21, 2016 #2 Mthuntinfool Member. Joined May 9, 2012 Messages 1,307 Location Shasta County, CA. Joined Jan 4, 2014 Messages 272 Location Alaska. I have both a .270 and a .308. .308 Win with Elk Engraving. Prev . Go. Joined: Feb 15, 1999 Location: Seattle. Hey guys, I've been trying to decide whether to buy the 6.5 Creedmoor or 308 win for a lightweight elk gun. Is the 6.5 Creedmoor enough gun or would I be better off with the 308. good for you, bad for the elk or the moose and a +1 for you! .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. Others stick with the 165s. Elk Cartridge Showdown: .308 Win vs. .300 Win. But as always, you may get better perfomance out of the classics like 30-06 or 7mm Rem Mag for a very … 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. 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. Due to its moderate velocity, expansion and penetration would not requrie a bullet like the Swift A-Fram. If you are holding your shots under 300 yards, either is fine. Go. Several of the articles have discussed the best calibers and rounds. Dec 3, 2020 #99 R. rustyshackleford Well-Known Member. Oct 31, 2017 #12 B. Ben Long Well-known member. (high energy)load that is 2,700+. We shot and compared three popular options to help you decide on the best elk cartridge for your style of hunting. The best factory Elk load for the .308 win is the federal 180 Nosler PT high energy. 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. Go. First Prev 2 of 3 Go to page. 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. I don't hunt elk, but a 165 grain Hornady GMX bullet would be probably be great! Either bullet will work. Also the premium bullets suggested by other hunters are great too. Drilling for Oil in the … Elk hunters have been looking for great ways to improve their hunting chances. Best Elk hunting caliber Conclusion There you have it, my full list of the five best hunting rifles for hunting elk. The .308 also shows up in a fair number of elk camps out west, and for that game I’d go with a 180- or 200-grain bullet with a maximum powder charge (consult your loading manual) for punch and penetration. Tomahawks Are Back: These American Relics Have Seen a Resurgence in Military and Survival Situations . And the .308 will work fine on elk out past 300 yards with most bullets. 1; 2; 3; Next. 308 for elk is a good caliber for this type of gun. 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. This sycophancy creates a problem for the many truth-seekers out there. One of them wagged that they call the press writers "24x24x24". Second best is the Federal HE 165Gr trophy bonded. I shoot hand loaded 168gr Barnes TSX moving along at just under 2900Fps. Those little suckers will penetrate like a well digger on crack who's getting paid by the foot. Booked my first elk hunt for next year and I'm trying to decide which is the better gun to take. Even if you choose to operate with iron sights, being able to install an optic is important. I've been reading all kinds of articles online to learn everything I can so I'm ready to go. Up to that point 12 have died using it … Joined Oct 7, 2014 Messages 579 Location Noxon Mt. The Long Ranger Deluxe Engraved.223 Rem/5.56 NATO, .243 Win, .308 Win An Upgrade In Elegance. It was popularized in the Model 70 for sporting purposes and is available for elk hunters in projectiles ranging from 150 to 185 grains. The 180 Partition will give you more penetration for an off angle shot. Well, my 30-06 is a black synthetic stock, but I have always wanted a real wood stock gun. WoodsWalker270 said: Been kicking around the idea of a new rifle purchase. Alaska Natives use … Post Cancel. September 27, 2019. Or if you reload you could try some different loads. Cheap Best 308 Hunting Rifle For Elk And Best 44 Magnum Bolt Action Rifle Downloa Joined Aug 8, 2011 Messages 1,142 Location Kalispell, MT. 5. There are some .308 rounds out there that perform well at these distances as well, but generally, the .270 would be the better choice. The only concerns I've heard is it's stability on impact. Sep 27, 2003 #7 . One shot through the chest = dead elk. 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. Chambered with .308 Win rounds, it’s another stylish and superb choice for those looking to bag some deer or ward off a grizzly. Past that, neither. The .308 was originally introduced in 1952, and has arguably become one of the most popular rounds for hunting and long range shooting. Hunting. The elk hunting process is the perfect illustration of nothing good comes easy, but technology is beginning to make this better. 8, 2016 # 21 Fjelljeger Senior Member for 308 for elk deer and elik rifle elk using. Press writers & quot ; 24x24x24 & quot ; hunting process is the Federal 180 grain is for... 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