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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-17-2011, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

Short to med range elk medicine. Are they to close to one another for one to have a edge?
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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

308 win. will have a better choice of premium ammo suitable to the task at hand.

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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

Yes but you can buy a 7.62 X 54 or a 303 rifle for the price of a box of premium 308 ammo...I got mine for $40 each.
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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

Any of those calibers will kill an elk. They do it every year.
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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

I would choose either the 7 x 54 or .308 due to bullet selection. Agree all three will kill an elk.

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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

308. Much better selection of premium ammo and most likely a more accurate gun. I can't imagine making the kind of investment it takes to go elk hunting and use something like a war surplus Mosin.
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Re: 7.62x54R vs 303 Britsh vs 308Win for elk ?

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Originally Posted by Smokey in PHX
Any of those calibers will kill an elk. They do it every year.

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