What is a good 30-06 bullet for elk?

What is a good 30-06 bullet for elk?

Great . 30-06 elk bullets: Swift 180-grain Scirocco II; Nosler 180-grain AccuBond; Barnes 175-grain LRX.

What weight bullet is best for elk?

The Bullet Does the Work Elk bullets must be tough enough to provide adequate penetration. Choose at least medium weight for caliber: 140 grains in 6.5mm and the lighter 7mms; 140 and 150 grains in . 270s; 150 to 160 grains in faster 7mms; 165 or 180 grains in .

What is the best bullet for a 30-06?

The 5 Best . 30/06 Big-Game Loads

  1. Federal Fusion 150-Grain. This is an affordable and highly effective load for deer- and hog-size game.
  2. Federal Premium 180-grain Nosler Partition.
  3. Winchester Expedition 180-grain AccuBond CT.
  4. Buffalo Bore 168-grain Barnes TTSX.
  5. Hornady Lite 125-grain SST.

What is the best caliber for hunting elk?

A variety of rifle calibers — beginning with the .270 — are effective for elk, but experts recommend a .30 caliber. To kill an elk, Colorado Parks and Wildlife says 1,500 ft.-lbs. of energy should be dumped into your prey, enough force to ensure the bullet fully expands inside the animal for…

What is the best Elk bullet?

Generally speaking, the 250gr Barnes muzzleloader bullets are ideal for deer sized game (though they will certainly work on bigger animals as well). The 290gr Barnes TMZ and TEZ are excellent muzzleloader bullets for elk sized game.

What is the best ammo for hunting elk?

Other excellent calibers for elk hunting rifles are the 8mm Rem Mag, 308, .338 Win Mag, 300 and 338 Remington Ultra Mags, 340 Weatherby Mag, .375 H & H and others in between. Bullet weights from 165 to 240 grain can all be acceptable for killing elk, depending on the caliber.

What is the best all around hunting bullet?

Here is a list of the best all around hunting calibers to use: .270 Winchester 7mm Remington Magnum .308 Winchester .30-06 Springfield