Re: ELK LOAD
February 06 at 6:47pm
In 7mm, I'd definitely go with the 175 gr in a Nosler Partition or Swift A Frame bullet. A premium, heavier bullet will provide better penetration should the animal not be standing perfectly broadside. The 7mm 175gr Nosler Partition is known for its excellent penetration and can be had in Nosler ammo or Federal Premium. Killing the animal isn't the problem, but finding it close with a good blood trail may be. Elk are very tenacious of life. Should a follow-up shot be required with the animal running away, a 'Texas Heart Shot' will require a bullet that stays together and has the weight to get to the vitals. Good luck on your hunt!!!