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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14292841 11/19/19
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I hunt elk with a model 99 T scoped.

I use Hornady FTX 160 cannulured for the 308 marlin express. I like lever lotion powder for the cartridge.

I also like the 165 grain cup and core Speer s.


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: Royce] #14293365 11/19/19
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Originally Posted by Royce
Next thing, somebody is going to claim a 303 British will kill a moose!

There are reports of a 7x57 mauser has killed elephant. Put the proper bullet in the right place.


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14295693 11/20/19
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Mouse Gunners Unite! (LOL!)


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14295785 11/20/19
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It's interesting how some 300 mag shooters who'd have no qualms about popping one off at 500 yards often find the 300 Savage to be inadequate at any distance.


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: mathman] #14296034 11/20/19
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Originally Posted by mathman
It's interesting how some 300 mag shooters who'd have no qualms about popping one off at 500 yards often find the 300 Savage to be inadequate at any distance.


There's folks who can hunt and there's folks who can shoot long range. There's even a few who can do both. There's an awful lot of folks who can shoot long range who aren't very good at hunting.

The 300 Savage is a hunter's rifle.


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the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,

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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14296506 11/20/19
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300 Savage is a poor choice for elk, just ask on the "fire". but the mighty 6.5 Creedoor is a great killer beyond 600 yards! IMHO

Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14297144 11/20/19
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The model 99 seems to hit critical mass at the 300 savage.

The 308 win seems a touch 2 much.

I like the 308 win in the win model 88 and the blr.

The 336 marlin I like the 356 and the 35 rem.

Then the 45/70 444 in the 1895...............


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14297536 11/20/19
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I'm with you pard, I had a great shooting Mod 99C in .308 that shot factory 150 like crazy. If you handloaded to those same pressures, which, back in early 80s, they weren't going that fast. If you tried to handload to higher velocity, cases wanted to stick. No sweat, everyone knew it had a "springy" action, you just compensated for it...with almost 300 Savage speeds, ha.

Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: kinser] #14298971 11/21/19
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I have a 99F in .300 Savage that I got as a project rifle still incomplete. My son has a 99F in .308 Win that shoots Remington 150 gr Core Lokts very well. I have encouraged him not to shoot handloads in it and just stick with factory ammo. I handload for my .358 Win but don’t push it near max loads. Quite the thumper. Happy Trails


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Re: 300 Savage for elk [Re: mathman] #14330919 12/02/19
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Originally Posted by mathman
Original Short Mag grin


Yes.

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