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Caliber and bullet for elk hunt

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jonoMT Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/16/2020 at 10:28
Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

One of our fellow OT members makes Badlands Precision Bulldozer bullets, which are an aluminum tipped monometal bullet, and they would be a good choice as well. They shoot well and are very tough.

I didn't get time this season to load any of these. But I was going to say: I've humanely shot an elk almost every year for the last 13 years with a .308 using 165-168 gr. bullets. Four the last four years, I've been loading Berger Classic Hunters in 168. However, I've wanted to switch to lead free and after watching the 150-grain (!!!) performance on a wildebeest @ 482 yards:

Reaction time is a factor...
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