What cartridge is best for elk?

What cartridge is best for elk?

Top 10 Elk Cartridges of All Time

  1. 1. . 243 Winchester.
  2. 6.5 Creedmoor. Introduced by Hornady in 2007, the 6.5 Creedmoor is easily the hottest-selling rifle cartridge on the market today.
  3. 3. . 300 Winchester Magnum.
  4. 4. . 30-06 Springfield.
  5. 5. . 308 Winchester.
  6. 6. . 280 Ackley Improved.
  7. 7. . 280 Remington.
  8. 8. . 270 Winchester.

What is the No 1 elk cartridge?

7mm Remington Magnum This cartridge has been around since 1962 and continues to be one of the most popular elk rounds today.

What gun kills elk?

270 Winchester will kill an elk with a perfect broadside shot. But if you have a quartering shot a . 338 Winchester will penetrate a lot deeper and break more bones.

Is 6.5 PRC big enough for elk?

When using bullets like a 127 grain Barnes LRX, a 140 grain Swift A-Frame, or a 143 grain Hornady ELD-X, the 6.5 PRC can be darn effective on even the biggest bull elk. If you have a hankering to use a 6.5mm cartridge on elk, then the 6.5 PRC is probably the best one for the job.

What’s the best caliber to hunt elk with?

The 12 Best Cartridges for Elk Hunting

  • . 300 Winchester Magnum. The .
  • . 300 Weatherby Magnum. The .
  • 30 Nosler. The 30 Nosler. | Buy It Now.
  • . 338 RCM. The .338 RCM.
  • . 338 Winchester Magnum. The .338 Winchester Magnum.
  • 6.5 PRC (Precision Rifle Cartridge) The 6.5 PRC.
  • . 300 RUM (Remington Ultra Mag) The .
  • . 45-70 Gov’t. The .

Will a 300 PRC kill an elk?

300 PRC is capable of. Based on the . 375 Ruger cartridge case, this is an elk-killing heavyweight that will cause havoc at longer ranges, with consistent velocity for better results at distance.

What is a 350 Legend compared to?

The 350 gets over 23% more penetration than . 243 Win and 60% more than . 223 Rem. It even has over 14% more energy than 300 Blackout, 15% more than 30-30 Win, and 49% more than .

Will 6.5 PRC kill an elk?

Will a 6.5 PRC kill an elk?

Which is the best Elk cartridge to shoot?

Best Elk Cartridge? You might as well argue religion and politics! Wayne bet a hunt in the Bob Marshall Wilderness on his Marlin .30-30. He shot this nice bull at 55 yards. An elk cartridge should recoil comfortably in the lightweight rifles you’d prefer to pack in tough country.

What’s the trajectory of an elk Whelen cartridge?

If you zero for 200 yards, it’s only 8.6 inches low at 300. That’s about the same trajectory as the super long range 6.5 Creedmoor, except the Whelen hits a lot harder. If you are recoil shy, this might be your elk cartridge.

Which is the best muzzle loader for an elk?

Hornady’s 143-grain ELD-X leaves the muzzle at 2700 fps with 2,315 ft.-lbs. of energy and is equally good at close and long ranges. Thanks to high-BC 6.5mm bullets, the Creedmoor is excellent at bucking wind and delivers minimal drop at serious range.

Is it legal to shoot an elk with a 22 centerfire?

There are places where .22 centerfires are legal for elk. Sure, you can get away with it, especially with today’s extra-heavy bullets, but I think it’s foolish. Many western hunters annually take elk with 6mms and .25s.