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What would be the maximum effective range on an average bull elk with 265 Hornady factory ammo?
 

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For myself, I'd try to limit it to 150 yards, 200 at the outside. Even when I'd pack a .338Win. Mag., I've never had to shoot an elk at over about 225 yards. I've got 30+ to my credit and most have been shot under 100 yards. See if Hornady has any information on a ballistic chart for them. It might be interesting as the big  slugs aren't real flat shooting. RKBA!

Brian aka The .41 Fan

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The max velocity listed in 4th ed. is 2200 muzzle for the 265 gr FP in .430. With a 100 yd zero that gives you -3.1" at 150 and -9.5" at 200. Now the bad news, -20" at 250. Just like 41 said, kind of iffy beyond 200. You probably get more out of your 444 but you get the idea.
 
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