A 200-yard shot on a 5-day elk hunt may be the only opportunity you get. Single-shot handguns are used frequently on large game and offer handgun hunters a viable option. They can be chambered for a number of calibers and tend to be very accurate.
What gun do you need to kill a elk?
270 Winchester will kill an elk with a perfect broadside shot. But if you have a quartering shot a . 338 Winchester will penetrate a lot deeper and break more bones.
Can you kill an elk with a 9mm?
9mm at 5′ would kill an elk, has killed dozens of deer that way. Seldom do they go “lights out” though.
What is the smallest caliber you can hunt elk with?
RE: Smallest caliber for elk? The . 260 Rem and the 7mm-08 Rem are both outstanding choices. With the right bullets, each will work to 250 yards or so.
Will a 350 Legend kill an elk?
350 Legend is powerful enough to kill an elk, depending fully upon exactly where the bullet is placed and the construction of that bullet.
Can a 6.5 PRC kill an elk?
When using bullets like a 127 grain Barnes LRX, a 140 grain Swift A-Frame, or a 143 grain Hornady ELD-X, the 6.5 PRC can be darn effective on even the biggest bull elk. If you have a hankering to use a 6.5mm cartridge on elk, then the 6.5 PRC is probably the best one for the job.
Would a 9mm stop a bear?
A 9mm parabellum is woefully under powered to stop a bear. The cartridge was never designed for use against animals as large as a bear. The short answer is no. It will not stop a bear.
Can a handgun kill a mountain lion?
Hell yes! Mountain lions are thin skinned, light boned animals so heavy bullets aren’t needed. That is why in Idaho, rimfire calibers are legal for hunting lions. With a 9mm, a headshot is not necessary…a double-lung will give you plenty of penetration for a quick kill.
Is 25 06 Big enough for elk?
Big Deer. … 25/06 is essential when hunting big mule deer and elk. Great controlled-expansion bullets up to the task include 115-grain Barnes Triple Shocks and 120-grain Nosler Partitions, Swift A-Frames, and Speer Grand Slams. Over the years, I’ve killed two elk with 120 Partitions and two with Grand Slams.
Is 30 30 Good for elk?
Plenty of elk killed with 30-30 every year. Lots of my family have killed elk with 30-30 and 300 savage at farther ranges than your talking about. Hit them right and elk will die with whatever you are shooting.