Check out Gun Shots blogger John Haughey's round up of the 20 best elk hunting rifles. From lightweight backcountry guns to long-distance tack drivers, this list has them all.
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What qualities make up a perfect elk hunting rifle? First it has to be durable and light enough to carry into the backcountry. But at the same time, it has to be able to handle large calibers (without pummeling you with recoil) and shoot accurately at long distances. Also it should be well balanced and handle quickly enough to snap off-hand shots incase you bust a bull in the timber. Oh, and It wouldn't hurt if the gun also looked good and came at an affordable price.
So in other words, we need a cheap gun that is nearly indestructible, ultra-light weight, is a tack driver out to say, 400 yards, packs enough punch to tip over an 800-pound animal and it has to look good while doing it. Does such a gun exist? Maybe not, but these 20 rifles get pretty damn close.
Check out our list of the 20 best elk rifles and let the debate begin.