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Old 03-15-2019, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jack Swilling View Post
.243 Winchester
Low recoil flat shooting and accurate.
Here is a young lady taking an elk at 688 yards
Cannot do better than that.

The .243 Win is my wife's hunting rifle. It's performance with 100gr pills is darn good and recoil is relatively light.

2,200 fps, over 1,000 ftlbs of energy at 400 yards isn't bad at all, and the drop when sighted in at 200 yards is only 19".

Originally Posted by Deepins View Post
I wish to thank all of you very much for all the information shared so far.
Thinking about all that has been shared its down to a 260 or 7mm-08 both
seem to fit the need very well and are easy shooting and have enough energy to harvest a large animal.

So many have given great information and has valid points.
Thank you so much

In light of this information, I would go with the 26 caliber. And I wouldn't choose the 260 Rem.... I would go with the 6.5 Creedmoor. Many more manufacturers are offering the caliber in their hunting rifles now. It's super hard to find a 260 Rem.

If you are leaning to the bigger boy..... and if you look really close at ballistics, there just isn't much difference in the 7mm-08 and the 308. I would opt for the 308, because the ammo is much more abundant and a lot cheaper and it will hit a little harder on Elk and Bear.

But don't think a 26 caliber can't do it all. 6.5 Creedmoor is phenomenal with a 140gr bullet.