“My son, Tyler, 14, started out with a Remington Youth Model 700 in 7mm08. It’s topped with a Leupold 2×9 scope. He took an elk and two deer with Remington Corelokt 140 gr. factory ammo and all were one-shot kills.
“My daughter, Mattie, picked up the same gun and took her first elk with it last year. It was also a one-shot Kill. Her ammo was Federal with Nosler Partitions 140-grain bullets.
“This year, they have both moved on to Tikka rifles–both chambered in 308. One is topped with a Burris Signature Select 4×16 scope and the other with a Leupold 3×9. They will be hunting elk in five weeks and, based on the holes in the targets, they will do just fine. They will be shooting Federal Premium Nosler Partition.
“Personally, I hunted with a Remington Model 700 chambered in 7MM Rem. Mag. for many years. I’ve taken many elk, deer, and antelope with it. I generally shoot handloaded Nosler Partition 160-grain bullets. Later, I took to sheep hunting and decided it called for a new rifle. That new rifle is a Tikka T3 Light topped with a Leupold VXIII with the B&C reticle. Chambering is .300 WSM and I shoot Winchester XP3 loads with 180-grain bullets. With it I have taken a Dall and Stone sheep, caribou, and two elk. I love it.”