The 6.5x55mm as an elk cartridge???
Would love to hear EVERYONE'S opinion on the 6.5x55mm for elk. Have one, a CZ 550 FS, on layaway and topped with a Weaver Grand Slam, she sure does have the feel and looks of a fine mountain rifle.
Forget the arguments of "what if the only shot you have is a ...." Going through the rear ham to reach the opposite front shoulder isn't an ethical shot for ME. I am talking the "classic" broadside or slightly quartering away shots out to 300yds; do you think the proper load would work EVERYTIME with the proper shot placement(double-lung)?