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Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by rem870forever, Dec 4, 2011.
WHat range can u take put an elk at with the 300wm
That depends on alot of things lile bullet type/weight, how far you can comfortably shoot, wind, the gun itself, is it moving and such. Usually 400 yards would be the absolute max though.
Marlinman,There are plenty of guy's that have plugged an elk at much farther ranges with a 300WM.
I've shot a cow elk at over 600yds,and personally have seen them taken at over 700 with a 7mm Ultra Mag from my cousin.
Knowing your ability,and your equipment will get you a great distance if used properly.
Granted,the average person that only shoots a few times a year probably needs to stay well under 400 yds on any game,but a good shooter should have no problem taking longer shots.
I was going buy the fact most people cant accurately shoot that far. Hell iv killed an elk at 600 yards with just a normal 7mm mag with reloads that WERE pretty hot. Ya we tracked it for a long ways but i knew my gun and my capabilities as you said. Most people though also dont know how far 400 yards is really.
Wellllll with a 300 an a solid choice of bullets like the berger vld, proper quality optics an a lot of trigger time elk at 1000 can an has been done. Now is that ethical as a hunter to risk a shot that far??? I say any shot over 300 to 350 is not needed period. I hunt elk in 4 states every year an have taken alot of elk thats a fact, I have never had to take a shot over 315 yards. Is the 300 win able to cleanly kill at 600 to 1000 on a elk yes it is. Do u need to shoot that far no no no become a hunter nit a bragger period
Very true but sometimes them long shots become necessity. Like my 600 yard shot was last morning and he was the bull i had been chasin for two whole days. So i took the shot when he stepped into the open and my guide stopped him.
I have never used a guide before maby that was the reason u had to take that shot pal. Elk are not hard to hunt I learned real quick after eatin tags for the first couple yrs but, with proper placement an callin the love struck bulls are well within the 300 yd range. But to make that long shot on a true book bull well just in case I agree to prepare for it u never know
I used a guide that time because i won the hunt. It wasnt because of the guide but he was on the other side of the gorge from me. I usually use those guys now in wyoming but thats cuz im "family" to them now. Anywhere else and guides be damned i like you prefer to be prepared though so i shoot that far to be able to. He wasnt a "book" bull but he was good. Odd looking at that but nice.
Its good for first time elk hunters to use a guide an pay attention to their every move that way u deveolpe the skills needed for future hunts. That is if u can afford a damn guide. For me its all about the adventure of back country hunts in dark timber an quakies chasin them big boys GOD I LOVE HUNTIN ELK
It wasnt my first elk hunt but i have to agree on the rest of that whole heartedly. Especially love hunting em. I like eating em better though cleaning sux bc it takes so long but o is it worth it. My next challenge is to kill one with either my bow or my raging bull 454 cassul
I have taken 7 bulls with a bow what a rush pal, I had a rag horn at 5 feet I could smell his breath every time he buggled he was thrashin the scrub oak I was kneeled behind an pissin all over it was pure chaos, the best thing an elk hunter could ever ask for. I didnt kill him tho he was a small 4x4
What kind of bow you got? I have a hoyt ultratec, mathews monster 7.0 and a hoyt alpha maxx
I shoot the invasion cpx by BOWTECH REFUSE TO FOLLOW its the new bad boy for bowteh. I have a mathews z7 but after shootin my new bowtech that mathews can sit. I have been with bowtech for 8 yrs, they were all awesome bought my first mathews an just dont like it at all went back to bowtech, my other choice would be a hoyt if I couldnt get a bowtech. SORRY MATHEWS FANS
Also my wife shoots a bowtech destroyer 340, my daughter shoots a hoyt carbon matrix at 50lbs
Why do you think i shoot hoyts and not my 7.0. I like bowtech/diamonds also. My fiancee shoots a bowtech heartbreaker set at 48 lbs at the moment but we are workin on gettin her built up to shoot more poundage
OP, The .300WM w/ a 200gr Partition is great out to 600 yards. 650 is stretching its' limits as far as the energy it carries. As stated, even 400 yards is a long shot for most folks. For an ethical kill on Elk, 1500fpe is considered the bottom of the scale. At 650 yards the bullet carries about 1442fpe w/ a MV of 2950fps which is average for the bullet weight.