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340 Bee who has used it on Elk

340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:27:55 PM »
And if so what are your impressions.?

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Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2014, 04:29:34 PM »
Best caliber made. I think .338 and elk were made for each other. I also own a 338 Win mag and a 338-378 Weatherby. I really like all three, but the 340 Weatherby is the "goldilocks" caliber of the three. It is just right. The 338-378 is awesome, but you really need a brake to tame it a bit, and brass is hard to find and expensive. Give me a 340 Weatherby with a 26" barrel and I will disappear into the elk woods and never come out. Curt.
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Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2014, 05:07:19 PM »
I have only taken one elk with my .340. My impression is that the .340 is as close to the "perfect caliber" for elk as you will find.

When I had the opportunity to purchase any caliber I wanted to hunt elk, I chose the .340, and years later it is still my favorite choice for elk hunting. I love it!
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Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2014, 05:13:06 PM »
I think I remember a post many years ago where Ed Weatherby called the 340WBY his favorite elk caliber. Pretty strong endorsement from a guy who has a very educated opinion. Ed, are you there? Curt.
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Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2014, 08:35:56 PM »
My wife bought me a 340 to use this elk season. So far, I have really enjoyed the rifle and caliber. its confidence inspiring for sure. Used Wby factory 250 partitions so far, but look forward to reloading for the 340.

Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 03:55:25 PM »
I've never felt the need for anything over .30 caliber for elk, but to each his own.
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Re: 340 Bee who has used it on Elk
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2018, 09:03:02 PM »
it'll out pace a 300wby and do it with less barrel length!

higher BC's

win-win!

get one!

it's kind of the ultimate factory elk rifle/load option IMO.