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    What kind of speed you achieving with load?
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    I shot nothing but 140 gr. Partitions in my .280 Remington for years and took numerous elk with it. The 140-160 gr. Partition, Accubond, or E-tip would all work very well. I sold my .280 and now I have a .280 AI and shot my elk last year with one shot at 450 yards with a 140 gr. Partition. It worked very well and she only went about 30 feet. I really like the Accubonds too and am going to play with it some more this spring but it will be one of the three I listed in 140 or 150 gr. weights most likely.

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    Thanks for shared experience all. 😉 It helps to know others have sealed the deal on elk with the .280. Sometimes we can over think these things and make things harder than they need to be. Sounds like if I do my part, the .280 will be up to the task.

    (I still want that 300 Weatherby Mag-someday-does it come with a shoulder replacement? lol &#128518



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    If you are interested in any of these for trial I can mail you a half a dozen.
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    I've one-shot killed a huge bull with a 160 grain Partition fired from my 7MM Rem Mag that stopped its heart from sending oxygenated blood to its brain. At one time, Partitions were the gold standard elk bullet. Now there are many that'll work.

    Elk are probably the toughest big game animal in North America to kill. But if you stop topside oxygenated blood flow, they'll die just like any other animal.

    Cartridge is nowhere near as important as what bullets destroy. A .300 mega magnum won't kill elk any deader than a .308 Win provided bullets from either stop topside oxygenated blood flow. Put a bullet through oxygenating blood pumping equipment, and any animal will die. Biology is controlling. Sans oxygenated blood to the brain, nothing living remains in that condition.

    Mr. Heinz Naef killed the new world record Yukon moose, the largest of the the three species of North American moose, with a .303 British: http://www.boone-crockett.org/news/f...ea=news&ID=186

    BTW, I'm going back to my .270 Win for everything in North America, even moose if I'm drawn. It's all about what bullets destroy. That old hunter's saying of a .243 Win in the boiler room is a whole lot better than an '06 to the guts is still true.

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    Sans, I agree with everything that you stated with the exception of I believe a p*ssed Grizzly Bear is the toughest animal to kill.
    Just say'in....

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    I have killed 3 elk (2 bulls & 1 cow) with my model 70 .280; I shoot 150 gr Nosler Partitions with 55.0gr of IMR 4831. I do not have a clue about what the muzzle velocity might be. 1 of the bulls I shot twice, just because it was still standing. None of them went more than 20 yards. As with almost all make/model/caliber/load questions, bullet placement is everything. None of the dead elk came forward with the opinion that my rifle/loads were not adequate.
    Kinda like the age old question--Which is better-blonde, brunette, or redhead?

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    Hi Bonecollector,

    Thanks, and I'm certain that you're right about a p*ssed off griz. I hope I never have to find out first hand.

    Best of luck to you on all of your hunts this year.


    Take care,

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    Quote Originally Posted by troybackman View Post
    If you are interested in any of these for trial I can mail you a half a dozen.
    Troy,

    Expect a PM & TY!

    Btw, I killed a big muley at 270 yrds with that 140 Sierra HPBT, thing fell over like it was hit with Thor's hammer. Just read the usu stories of those Sierras being weak for bigger stuff, so I'm hesistant to use them on elk-again-maybe over thinking it. 😃

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    Just ribbing you Sans. :-)
    Like you, I hope to never find out!

    Quote Originally Posted by SansSouci View Post
    Hi Bonecollector,

    Thanks, and I'm certain that you're right about a p*ssed off griz. I hope I never have to find out first hand.

    Best of luck to you on all of your hunts this year.


    Take care,

    Sans

 

 
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