albuqrmefI have been hunting and guiding elk since 1985. Most guys that shoot those big magnum cartridges don't shoot them very well. They are afraid of the recoil. Too many hunters do not take their hunt as seriously as I think they should. There is no substitute for practice. I have many hunters ask me what gun they should bring on their elk hunt and I tell them "bring the gun you shoot the best". Shoot the best premium bullet you can shoot and start practicing. I've only been on about 150 elk kills and I am sure not as many as some on this post but the guy that shoot his gun accurately brings home the game. Shot placement is key. Another part of accurate shooting is patience. Patience will put more animals in your freezer. Happy hunting!!
bensterhanShot placement is most important to me, at the same time if you are shooting too small of a caliber there is no room for error. If you double lung an elk with a 243 it is likely to travel farther than if you double lung an elk with a 300, and that could possibly change the outcome of your hunt