Your Elk Hunting Rifle

IDVortex

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This coming year unless I do archery will be with my 6.5CM, once I get my scope back from vortex I'll be working on making up loads. Goal is by next season to have a 7PRC be more of my elk gun. But we'll see, still haven't landed 100% on how I want to go about the 7prc.
 
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I used my 28 Nosler shooting Berger 195 EOLs to take my first bull. I had my 6.5 PRC with Berger 156 EOLs as a backup. We got drawn for late rifle in AZ and I'm thinking about using my 6.5 PRC as my primary rifle this year.
 

c1steve

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Original/stock M70 Extreme Weather in 325WSM. 160gn TTSX, 3,200 fps at the barrel and 2,300 fps 400 yards out.

Also have a Ruger Alaskan in .375 Ruger, in a McMillan stock. However it is more of a bear gun.
 

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Cfujan

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6.5 PRC w factory Hornady 143 gr eldx. Light shooting round with decent ballistics. Shoot a Seekins Precision Havak Element. Love that gun/round combo. Expensive but I wouldn’t have gone a different route with a factory setup.


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I bought a Tikka T3x in 30-06 for elk a few years back. But I have a feeling by the time I have an elk tag in hand I may have a T3x rebarreled to 6.8 western.
 
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Houseminer

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I would recommend a 6.5 Creedmoor, 7mm - 08, or a 280 Remington for your application. Light recoil but still very deadly.
 
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Just ordered a Ruger American Gen II in 7PRC. Been waiting a few months for the caliber to get released.

Have a Ruger American Predator Gen I in 6.5CM that I absolutely love as my Deer Gun.
 

cgavason

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Just ordered a Ruger American Gen II in 7PRC. Been waiting a few months for the caliber to get released.

Have a Ruger American Predator Gen I in 6.5CM that I absolutely love as my Deer Gun.

Have you seen specs on the 7prc??? What barrel length?


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Have you seen specs on the 7prc??? What barrel length?


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20" Barrel on the Standard. 22" on the Predator. Both come in 7PRC.

I'm on waiting list for both, gonna take the first one that becomes available. I like the Predator colorway, but wouldn't mind the shorter Barrel of the standard. Both are threaded with factory Brake installed.
 

PowellSixO

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7saum, 4831sc powder, 175 eldx, Norma brass, and wlrm primer. 1/2 moa out to a mile, with my tikka action, 26” proof barrel, .25” free bore, and McMillan stock. 757 yards this February with a 20 mph crosswind. One shot and dropped.
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Geewhiz

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7saum, 4831sc powder, 175 eldx, Norma brass, and wlrm primer. 1/2 moa out to a mile, with my tikka action, 26” proof barrel, .25” free bore, and McMillan stock. 757 yards this February with a 20 mph crosswind. One shot and dropped.
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Consistently 8.5" groups at 1 mile??

I am interested to see your 2024 CBC results with that kind of a guarantee!
 

AT79

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7mm rem mag savage 116. Been awesome for many of hunts in NV and CO. 150 ELD-X hasn’t failed me yet with this combo!
Recently upgraded to CA Ridgeline in 300prc. Yet to draw a rifle tag past year and put it to use. 212 ELD-X is showing great promise. 2930 fps avg with H1000. Just got my hands on some 245 Berger EOL pills and N570. Should be more than enough for anything on this continent!
 
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