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