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if i were to got to alaska i would take my .375H&H it aint scared of nuthin, with a 250gr bullet a .338win isnt to far behind the performance of a 260gr bullet in the H&H

a good 180gr bullet like a nosler part. or accubond or a swift a frame would be hard to beat for elk.
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Originally posted by ckk1106 ckk1106 wrote:

I shot this cow with a 270 win and 150 grain nosler partitions using RL22.


 
 
 
......................we all need a 270 Winchester!!!!     Over the years I have had four of them and I am fresh out of them right now.   I owe myself a 270 Winchester!!!    Bucky  
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Originally posted by ckk1106 ckk1106 wrote:

I shot this cow with a 270 win and 150 grain nosler partitions using RL22.


 
 
 
......................we all need a 270 Winchester!!!!     Over the years I have had four of them and I am fresh out of them right now.   I owe myself a 270 Winchester!!!    Bucky  
 
 
 
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id get the .300 first ed
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dont give me that chit just say sir yes sir!Salute
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I have a 30/06 and a .300 WSM. I love them both, but like the .300 just about 200fps more! Seriously, my '06 has killed an elk and a bison, and neither one looked not dead. The reason I bought the .300 was I wanted a short actioned rifle with better ballistics than my 30/06. I haven't had the opportunity to use the .300 on anything larger than a very unfortunate jack rabbit, but the deer draw results will be out next month! 
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The .300 WSM will make a white tail do a back flip on a chest shot. The 180gr. ballistic tip will also put a hole in that chest bigger than a large mans fist.
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My dad grew up in Ethiopia and many times elephant were taken down with the trusty old .30-06. The bullets were solids. Millitary rounds I think. He was not the shooter. It was a government guy getting rid of rogues. However without the solids they dont do squat agains elephants. Id say get yourself some barnes banded solids and go nuts with the 06. I know a guy who has killed Rhino with a shotgun with home made slugs too. He is a Maasai and he used an older belgian smooth bore shotgun. He just got really close. I think the 06 gets poo pood on myself. NOt saying that the 300 is not sweet. I wouldn't mind having one myself. But seeing as I already have an 06, if I were to go bigger, I would go Bigger. Why not the 300 RUM or the 338 RUM or the 340 weatherby Mag etc. Just my 2c.
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I still own an 8mm Mag. that was purchased for an elk hunt that a divorce cancelled.  It's got good performance too.
 
Before you ask why 8mm Mag. 
 
At the time availability, price and the fact that I like oddball cals. were factorsWhacko
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Anything in .30cal seems a little light for anything bigger than rabbits...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Anything in .30cal seems a little light for anything bigger than rabbits...
I'm thinking 50 BMG for anything larger than deer.
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20mm preference myself
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20-50, now THAT"s a rifle.  Has a pleasantly rolling recoil in a light 36lb rifle with a 30in barrel... I wouldn't recommend the HE rounds for anything other than dangerous game, though...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

20-50, now THAT"s a rifle.  Has a pleasantly rolling recoil in a light 36lb rifle with a 30in barrel... I wouldn't recommend the HE rounds for anything other than dangerous game, though...
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Might want to try to figure out how to neck this down.
 
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

Might want to try to figure out how to neck this down.
 
 
 
 
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I find that I have more problems reloading 30-06 than any other caliber. I load 30-06, 300 WM, 300 WSM and .375 H&H.  Since the belt does not get resized on the belted mags I have been becoming increasingly more fond of the 300 WSM and I find that it reloads a lot like a .308 which for some reason I find to be the easiest rifle cartridge to reload. If youre not reloading I dont suppose it makes much difference and availability of ammo for the 300 WM should be quite good where 300 WSM is harder to find and more expensive.  I have never owned the .338 WM but it has impressive balistics. I am quite fond of .375 H&H but mine is a light little single shot encore so it will let you know you did something.  I probably own myself a few other calibers but one which I would really like to own is a 6.5x284 which should also be a nice choice for elk I just dont have any elk on my farm.
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Wes, what problems are you having with the 06 ?
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I tend to think the thickness of the brass and shoulder angle contribute to it forming dents in the case on resizing. I had a set of FL dies that dented dam near every case and I bought a new set of Redding dies which are a vast improvement but still have some issues. In comparison I almost never have an issue with .308 .223 300 WM 375 H&H and never with the straight wall stuff 45-70 44mag .45acp .357 the only thing I shoot that I dont load for is 40 S&W the rest I have to load it to be able to shoot it. Part of it could be that most of my 30-06 brass has been around a while but I really feel that it is something about the angle of the case shoulder that encourages it to dent.
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What kind of case lube are you using ? If it's not the case lube (the amount of lube that is) then I would just back off the die till the dents disappear.
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Do you always FL size it, or do you neck size at all?
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If you just want a 300 and can afford it, then by all means. The 300 is very versital and can be made to shot like a 30/06 or loaded up with heavy rounds while still delivering good performance well over the 06. If this was to be your mainstay weapon, I would go 300 over the 338 unless as mentioned you will be doing frequent brown bear hunting(If you are doing freq B Bear, i  might suggest the 375 ). If no brown bear or very infrequent like most folks again do the 300 which will take them and ammo is more reasonable. I use the 300 weatherby (ammo costs more!!)as my typical elk,moose bear weapon. Ballistically I can meet/beat the 338 with 200 grain rounds and then down load it as well with all the great 30 cal rounds. If I need more its the 375 (or 340 weatherby).
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