Finally drew a great Elk tag this year and I am going to be breaking out the 300 Remington Ultra Mag, the rifle that I specifically bought for Elk hunting. Any one else use this caliber on Elk ? Were you happy with the performance ?
Everyone has their own threshold of pain in rifles.That's one rifle I would not want to shoot! It pushes a 180 gr bullet at 3250fps and a 200 gr at 3100 fps. It will work very well on elk even at 300 yards. I'd just hate to ptatice with it and ammo can't be cheap. Oh and I'd were both plugs and muffs!
I shoot my 300 RUM an average of twice a year, once at the range just before the season, and once during the season. Maybe 10 rounds max per year.That's one rifle I would not want to shoot! It pushes a 180 gr bullet at 3250fps and a 200 gr at 3100 fps. It will work very well on elk even at 300 yards. I'd just hate to ptatice with it and ammo can't be cheap. Oh and I'd were both plugs and muffs!
With what bullets?I have no personal experience with the ultra mag but my brother in law used to shoot a 300 Remington short action ultra mag and it performed horribly. He used it on an elk hunt this last December and the bullets never expanded. At +\- 100 yrds both shots were straight pass throughs. The elk eventually went down but two shots in the vitals and he still ran a couple 100 yards.
I have had more opportunities at game over 300 yards than under. That's why I shoot LR. I practice all the way out to 800 yards because my rifle and hand loads will kill an elk that far. If you're really wanting to see something, check this out:IMHO most folk should shoot at large game past 300 yards. The rifle and cartridge may be capible if it but....
Long distance range are few and far between and shots farther than 300 yards take pratice.
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