MemberMay 23, 2017 at 1:48 am64 Bullseyes
One of the popular bullet weights for the .308 is 175 grain. For Elk you will want to limit your shot distance so that you have enough energy to get the job done.
MemberMay 23, 2017 at 1:59 am1 Bullseye
thanks for the info
MemberMay 23, 2017 at 8:06 pm1 Bullseye
165-180 but also consider construction.
personally, I will go with 165gr Nosler partitions in a .308 as a good combination of accuracy, weight retention, and trajectory.
MemberMay 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm105 Bullseyes
I like the advice on the 165gr Nosler partition…
165gr Barnes TSX or TTSX as been a solid performer for me and my hunting buddies out of a 308…
If Black Bear and Moose drop with this bullet I can't see why it would not work on Elk.
It a great bullet with a max range of about 350-400yrds from my experience in a 308, velocity is to low for good expansion after that, its devastating on large game inside 350yrds with good shot placement.
MemberMay 26, 2017 at 2:08 am1 Bullseye
Thanks for all the info guys that is very helpful. most of my shooting will be less than 300 yards.
MemberMay 29, 2017 at 5:20 am21 Bullseyes
As dog said the Nosler option is very good if you find a good load. The monolithic barns can work well if the velocity is there. I lean to the noslers since I hear troubling anecdotes regarding barns.
MemberNovember 9, 2017 at 10:39 pm1 Bullseye
Federal trophy bonded tip 168 grn does exceptionally well as well.
MemberNovember 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm1 Bullseye
For Elk you will want to limit your shot distance so that you have enough energy to get the job done.
Lots of reasons to get close for elk (or any other critter). Monolithic (copper) bullets need speed in order to open up. Larger margin for shooter error. Wind has smaller influence.
You can get away with slightly lighter monolithic bullets because they tend to retain weight better. Lighter weight means they'll fly faster so it's sort of a virtuous circle. Monolithic 150s ought to work fine if you're within 300 yards.
MemberDecember 24, 2017 at 9:10 pm1 Bullseye
Any premium bullet from 150 to 180 grain will do the job. As long as your rifle likes it and your shot placement is good.
MemberJanuary 4, 2018 at 12:46 pm1 Bullseye
I agree with all the advice on this thread, any high quality premium bullet should be fine in the 150-180 range. The most important aspect of hunting elk with a 308 win is knowing the limitations of the ammunition. Best advice keep shots broadside only and inside ~300 yards. I dropped my elk this year with a 180 nosler accubond out of a 300 win mag at 100 yards. Full pass through smashing both shoulders, she dropped in her tracks. The need for this was, I was near private land and couldn't track her if she ran. Good luck, elk hunting is so much fun.
My starting pick would be nosler accubonds
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