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    question for gun huntin elk hunters

    would you consider a 140gr Winchester Supreme Ballistic SilverTip in 7mm rem mag a good round for elk? the ballistics charts i've seen tell me that this is a great bullet. what do you all think?
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    My vote is no. Partition or Triple Shock. Something that holds together a lot better. At 300 yards, if you hit the front shoulder you might not ever find that elk. But I guess that leads to even a better question, what are your hunting conditions? If you are in the timber, bugling in bulls and your shot distance is 100 yds or under and you can guarantee shot placement, then you might be ok. But in general, it seems a bit light and really the wrong type of bullet.

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    thanks Montana, i've used them on many a mulie out to and a little beyond 300 yards with great success and wanted some opinions for elk. i have a cow elk rifle hunt coming up in a few weeks. i've been told to be ready to shoot at longer distances. terrain will be foothills as elk have moved down in elevation due to snow. i guess the same would hold true for the Hornady SST bullets in your opinion?
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    I shoot the 160 grain accubond out of my 7mm wsm. Dropped a raghorn bull with one shot at 300 yards.

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    The main thing about rifle hunting elk is shot placement. The bullet type or grain is less important than if you put one through the lungs! I think the 140 gr. winchester will do great as long as you put it through one of the vitals!

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    i have some accubonds too that i killed my last rifle mulie with several years ago.
    I Love the smell of Elk in the mornin
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    I would also look at the "harder" bullets like accubonds, x-bullets, and partitions. 140 grains in a hard bullet will work fine for elk, but 160 grains will penetrate further.

    For those softer bullets like the ballistic tip you reference, it would actually hold together better and penetrate further at a lower impact velocity, so it might not penetrate at 100 yards and in, but would penetrate better at extended ranges like 300+ yards. Accubonds expand quickly, but also hold together well, so they are good for impact veloicities from way out there (1800 fps) to right in front of you (3100 fps+).

    Barnes also expand quickly, and they hold together even better than accubonds. I have shot bulls with accubonds and x-bullets and both have worked as advertised.

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    Shoulder bladed a deer with ballistics and it blew the hell ouf of it but never made it to the vitals. Since then accubonds have done well and all recovered bullets mushroomed nicely. When I used to supremes didnt have to touch the scope to go between ballistics and ABs. Did have to start reloading since shooting winchester supremes are way too expensive.

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ID:	2133as stated above, you cant go wrong with accubonds.i dropped this 5x6 bull at 317yds with them.

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    If I ever go elk hunting I'm going to use a partition or accubond. Actually think I'm going to switch from ballistic tips to accubonds for deer next year.

 

 

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