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ISSUE 143

The Big Guns: Our Top 5 Elk Gun Setups for 2014

robably one of the most debated topics among hardcore big game hunting enthusiasts is the best gun, caliber and bullet setup for taking down big bull elk. We scoured the SHOT Show and came up with what I believe are the five best rifle, ammo and scope setups for elk hunting in 2014. These five rifles, calibers, bullets and scopes fit the bill as true elk gravediggers. This is a grouping that completes the spectrum for any budget and performance requirement. Keep in mind, these setups are all different and could easily be mixed and matched among models, calibers and scopes to suit your personal needs and expectations. These gun rigs are based on how we would personally set them up. Here is how we came up with the tough decisions that created the lineup.