Quick Answer: Will a 150 grain 308 bullet kill an elk?

All of them are 150 grain. They kill elk just fine. I’ve only recovered one of four 150gr . 30-06 bullets shot into elk @ 300-350 yards.

Is 150 grain 308 enough for elk?

308 intended for elk. Most 150 grain bullets are ok but a few including Barnes’ X bullet are great.

What grain 308 is best for elk hunting?

The 168 grain load is an excellent choice of . 308 Winchester ammo for elk, deer, bear, and moose hunting. While it’s not designed for longer range performance, it’s great for shots at typical hunting ranges and retains over 1,500ft-lbs of energy out past 300 yards.

Is a 308 big enough to kill an elk?

308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards.

Is 308 adequate for elk?

308 is plenty of gun for an elk. A good bullet and good shot placement is all it takes.

Is 150 grain enough for elk?

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 .

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Is 150 grain good for elk?

Re: 150 Grain Bullet Enough for Elk? just fine. whack em and stack em. there are many more bullet cartridge combos out there that do arguably less damage than a 150grn out of a 3006 out there killing elk every year.

What grain bullet should I use for 308?

308 made its reputation as a deadly-reliable medium game killer with bullet weights from 150 to 180 grains. The hunter armed with a . 308 with quality optics and loaded with good factory ammo or hand-loads in the 150 – 180 grain range, is ready for any medium to large non-dangerous game in the world.

What is the highest grain for a 308?

Assuming you mean the cartridge conventionally known as ‘. 308 Winchester’, ballistics and personal experience seems to agree that anything north of 180 grains is pushing your luck. And considering that one of the most accurate loads involve either the 168 or 178 grain MGHPBT, that seems to be a fair assessment.

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