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  • Scope for Elk and deer

    This is more like a continuation of my previous .300 Weatherby thread but it has more to do with the scope than the cartridge so I figured I'd start a new one.

    Can anyone let me know what the typical yardage for taking an elk is? It would be a self-guided hunt so I most likely wouldn't get as close as I would with a guide. However it'll save around $5,000 so I think I'll take that chance.

    This all boiling down to what magnification do you guys think I should get? I figured something like a 6-24. Something long range, but can be used if one stumbled up on me. I also need it to be a deer scope so it can't be a dedicated long range scope.

    Any suggestions about scope for elk hunting?

  • #2
    What dewman said, except I think I'd opt for a scope like a Leupold 3.5-10×50.
    BIG Magnification sounds really neato, far out and groovy. High magnification isn't always your "best friend".

    I'd practice out to about 400 yards. If you can't get any closer than that.....!


    • #3
      Forgive my skepticism but I’m not sure how this can be a continuation of your previous thread since it’s your first post. Sorry but I’m not clicking on the “Scope for elk hunting” link.

      As to the question, the type of hunt you’re planning could make a difference, then your budget comes into play.

      Plenty of options that will work but more info would help narrow the field.
      Last edited by fitch270; 07-13-2021, 09:56 PM.


      • #4
        Looks like this is a shill for a site called HuntsrsHalt, or some such. Kinda shady doing us that way.

        An intro and a "hey, check my site" would be a different story, for me at least.


        • #5
          Originally posted by Amflyer View Post
          Looks like this is a shill for a site called HuntsrsHalt, or some such. Kinda shady doing us that way.

          An intro and a "hey, check my site" would be a different story, for me at least.
          Agreed Amflyer.




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