I will be taking my Ruger International to Wyoming for elk. It has a 18" barrel. What ammo and bullet weight do you think will work best. I don't intend on any long range shooting.
Heit said:Again....placement.....double lung behind the shoulder....thru the ribs....done deal.
I agree. I have taken elk....lived out West for 11 years....AZ, CO, WY.....me and all by buddies used Remington, Winchester or Federal....non premium bullets for elk & mulies out of these calibers....'06, 7MM, 300 Win Mag.....we all had kills with no issues.kudu58 said:Heit said:Again....placement.....double lung behind the shoulder....thru the ribs....done deal.
This. It would be very interesting t see how many people who responded have actually harvested an elk, or better yet more than one. It constantly amazes me how Madison Avenue has convinced people that they NEED style points for their bullets in how the harvest an animal. It's a wonder an elk was ever harvested before "premium" bullets were made.
Select any reasonable bullet in an appropriate weight. Place that bullet where it needs to go and the result will be a dead elk. Period. Can never understand why folks make so much more of this than it really is...