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what is the best factory 30-06 load for elk hunting?

Question by Stephen08. Uploaded on February 17, 2010

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Remington Corelokt 185's JMNSVHO.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Vital Shok's ! ! !
Little pricy but well worth it ! ! !

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

That is a matter of opinion. My vote goes to the 180 grain Winchester Silvertip, while taking nothing away from Remington, Federal, Hornady, etal. in the same bullet weight.

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from Big O wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Not "knocking" the ol' "sliver tips" I used them for YEARS.
I just upgraded over the years. Silvers,CXP's to Ballistic tips, Fail Safes(did'nt care for them), then on to the Vital Shoks. +1 for you 99 ! For the memorys !

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Never saw a 185 grain Corelokt. 180, 165, and 150 is all that I have seen.

Federal 165 or 180 grain Barnes TSX or MRX hands down.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

For elk I'd move up a notch to the Nosler Partition 180gr. Might try a 165-180 Barnes load.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I do like to keep a box of Silvertips in every caliber I have. Love those werewolf bullets!

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from Hobob wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

180 grain round-nose Remington core lockt worked well for me

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from jbird wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

The one that weighs 180 grains, and shoots the best in YOUR particular rifle.

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from crm3006 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

+1 for jbird. A 180 grain load that shoots accurately in your rifle, with a bullet that is designed for penetration. Accuracy is the key.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Jim in Mo +1

For elk I'd move up a notch to the Nosler Partition 180gr. Might try a 165-180 Barnes load!

But if you can't find it, I do know you can easily find 180 grain Remington's Core-LoktĀ® at Wal-Mart and they work fantastic on Moose!

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from 99explorer wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

That is a matter of opinion. My vote goes to the 180 grain Winchester Silvertip, while taking nothing away from Remington, Federal, Hornady, etal. in the same bullet weight.

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from Jeff Bowers wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I do like to keep a box of Silvertips in every caliber I have. Love those werewolf bullets!

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from Big O wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Vital Shok's ! ! !
Little pricy but well worth it ! ! !

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from Big O wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Not "knocking" the ol' "sliver tips" I used them for YEARS.
I just upgraded over the years. Silvers,CXP's to Ballistic tips, Fail Safes(did'nt care for them), then on to the Vital Shoks. +1 for you 99 ! For the memorys !

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Never saw a 185 grain Corelokt. 180, 165, and 150 is all that I have seen.

Federal 165 or 180 grain Barnes TSX or MRX hands down.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

For elk I'd move up a notch to the Nosler Partition 180gr. Might try a 165-180 Barnes load.

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from jbird wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

The one that weighs 180 grains, and shoots the best in YOUR particular rifle.

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from Jere Smith wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Remington Corelokt 185's JMNSVHO.

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from Hobob wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

180 grain round-nose Remington core lockt worked well for me

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from crm3006 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

+1 for jbird. A 180 grain load that shoots accurately in your rifle, with a bullet that is designed for penetration. Accuracy is the key.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

Jim in Mo +1

For elk I'd move up a notch to the Nosler Partition 180gr. Might try a 165-180 Barnes load!

But if you can't find it, I do know you can easily find 180 grain Remington's Core-LoktĀ® at Wal-Mart and they work fantastic on Moose!

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