Since the post about the better elk cartridge has waned a little I guess I will ask a specifc question and see how that pans out.
My choice of elk medicine this season will be a 280 Remington. Last season I shot one elk with the 162 AMax one with the 162gr SST and the last one with a 168gr Berger Classic all with the same Steyr rifle. Yes I like to tinker.
All shots under 100 yards and all made about two steps and collapsed.
My plan was to use the same load I ended up with last season (168 Berger)but checking my twist rate of the Steyr it turns out to be 1/8.6 so it should handle the 180gr Berger Hybrid and I just happen to have some.
Loaded up a group of them this morning and they shoot fine and to the same POI as my other load at 100 yards.
Now the question go with the heavier 180gr at 2730fps or run the 168gr Classic at 2925fps.
I doubt I would try to take a shot much past 600 yards or so with this setup so not sure it really matters but checking to see if anyone has taken larger game with the 180 Hybrid. I know the 6mm 105 Hybrid is not a good deer bullet..... well unless you LIKE blood trailing then its an OK choice.