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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Apr 13, 2019

SHOW NOTES: Great bullets for elk are listed. Host Joseph von Benedikt goes into certain brands and types that work particularly well.

The broad spectrum of cartridges ranging from the various 6.5mms up through the .338s are addressed, each with one or more bullets recommended for elk. 

Heavy-for-caliber rapid-expansion bullets are addressed, and their virtues and shortcomings compared to premium, controlled-expansion bullets for elk. 

How muzzle velocity and/or bore diameter provide guidance when choosing a certain bullet for your elk hunt. Examples and recommendations given. 

Bonus cartridge: .45-70 and great bullets for elk. 

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