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30-06 Bullet for ELK?

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Badger308, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. Badger308

    Badger308 Marksman

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    My rifle is sighted in with the Hornady Whitetail in 150 Gr. However I am going on an elk hunt this weekend and I was just wondering if I should get some 180 Gr. bullets. Thoughts?
     
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    The 180 would be a better choice for sure, but not if you dont get properly sighted in time. If you get an easy shot with the 150 it will work fine. If you dont get an easy shot the 180 will penetrate to the vitals easier. Normally 180 gr bullets jacket are designed for elk hunting.
     
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    Where you going hunting at?
     
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    It's Wednesday. How much time can you spend at the range? I'd probably go with the 150, shoot with confidence, and never even think about it. You've got plenty enough bullet.
     
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    Your probably right. I was sort of dreaming that if I got the Hornady White tail 180's I could just turn my scope down an inch and still be dead on! (Ha ha Right., It just don't work that way...
     
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    And good luck! Post a picture.
     
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    take the neck shot and dont worry. lol
     
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    uh...
     
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    I go down there for my hunt in 2 weeks good luck
     
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