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DonVathome
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Oct-05-16, 
02:47 PM (MST)
"Fusion ammo for elk"

My buddy is using in 300 win mag, website is vague. Is this a good bullet for elk?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Fusion amm...  hogg_65      Oct-05-16   1 
  RE: Fusion amm...  arrowone4me      Oct-06-16   2 
   RE: Fusion amm...  COLOhunter      Oct-06-16   3 
    RE: Fusion amm...  MoGreen      Oct-06-16   4 
     RE: Fusion amm...  MoGreen      Oct-06-16   5 
      RE: Fusion amm...  two7D      Oct-06-16   6 
       RE: Fusion amm...  HiMtnHntr      Oct-07-16   7 
 RE: Fusion amm...  utskiman      Oct-07-16   8 
  RE: Fusion amm...  TX_Diver      Oct-07-16   9 
   RE: Fusion amm...  DonVathome      Oct-07-16   10 
 RE: Fusion amm...  hogg_65      Oct-07-16   11 
 RE: Fusion amm...  hogg_65      Oct-07-16   12 
  RE: Fusion amm...  hogg_65      Oct-07-16   13 
   RE: Fusion amm...  joesikora      Jan-04-18   14 
    RE: Fusion amm...  hossblur      Jan-04-18   15 
     RE: Fusion amm...  270Whatelse      Jan-05-18   16 
    RE: Fusion amm...  480_277      Jan-29-18   25 
 RE: Fusion amm...  YZF_88      Jan-05-18   17 
  RE: Fusion amm...  zekers      Jan-14-18   19 
 RE: Fusion amm...  Joe2Kool      Jan-11-18   18 
  RE: Fusion amm...  BUGLEnmIN      Jan-14-18   20 
   RE: Fusion amm...  DonVathome      Jan-26-18   21 
    RE: Fusion amm...  PleaseDear      Jan-27-18   22 
     RE: Fusion amm...  Joe2Kool      Jan-27-18   23 
      RE: Fusion amm...  mtmuley      Jan-28-18   24 

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hogg_65
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Oct-05-16, 
04:27 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Yes Fusion kills em quick. Blows big holes in em. Ive been shooting the Fusion bullets in 300 win for 10 years now, every Elk and Deer have been 1 shot kills. Also shot Antelope with 243 Fusion. Accurate on the range as well. I posted a couple years back i believe on Fusion bullets. Do a search for it here on MM, if you want. Good luck.

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arrowone4me
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Oct-06-16, 
08:37 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Worked for me. Works for the rest of the family.

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COLOhunter
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Oct-06-16, 
04:29 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Never killed any elk with in but it has worked great on deer for me. I think you'd be in good shape.

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MoGreen
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Oct-06-16, 
05:17 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I'm not going to tell you not to use it. I am sure you will be just fine with proper bullet placement.

But it was built specifically for deer.

If you go to this page at the Federal Website and use the menu at the top called "Find the Right Ammunition" you can see if they recommend any Fusion for that caliber for elk.

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MoGreen
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Oct-06-16, 
05:47 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Sorry. The link at Federal is here
https://www.federalpremium.com/products/rifle.aspx

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Oct-06-16, 
06:59 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Just don't tell the elk after it's lungs are turned into soup that the bullet was not good enough cuz it was designed for deer.......be sure to post pics after the hunt.

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HiMtnHntr
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Oct-07-16, 
05:34 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I've killed elk with fusions in 300 wsm. One shot kills.

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utskiman
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Oct-07-16, 
10:41 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I can tell you that using Fusion 30.06 on my antelope hunt, I had to tuck the lungs and liver back into the exit hole to be able to take some decent pictures. I don't think that the bullet cares if the ribs are a little thicker on an elk. However, if you use them and they don't do the job be sure to let us know.

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Oct-07-16, 
11:55 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

LAST EDITED ON Oct-07-16 AT 11:55 AM (MST)

Buddy put a cow down last week with his .308 using fusion ammo.

One shot to the neck and it dropped like a rock. He was pretty close though which obviously helps a lot.

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DonVathome
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Oct-07-16, 
05:18 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Reading where it said it was designed for deer is what made me nervous. That said it says elk on the package! If it was not a 300 win mag I might be a little more leary. This is actually for a cow bison this year, plains bison. I think he should be good.

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Oct-07-16, 
06:24 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"


Fusion hole in the high shoulder of a Bull Elk. Big hole, dropped where he stood.

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hogg_65
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Oct-07-16, 
06:32 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"


Fusion in the neck of a Mule Deer Buck. Dropped where he stood.

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hogg_65
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Oct-07-16, 
06:35 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Those are the only pics of entry holes I have. The Fusion has worked for me so far. Both animals were 200 - 250 ish yard shots.
Good luck on your Hunts.

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joesikora
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Jan-04-18, 
00:03 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Isnít that kind of overkill? Looks like a lot of damage to the meat

Joe

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Jan-04-18, 
06:14 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

What are these "Fusions" you speak of??


Guess you didn't like my Core Lokt?

Dead is dead, can't get deader.


"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun"

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Jan-05-18, 
11:30 AM (MST)
16. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

180 grain out of a 300 Win equals dead elk imo.

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Jan-29-18, 
01:24 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

>Isnít that kind of overkill?
>-Joe E

What is overkill?
Dead
Deader
Deadest????

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YZF_88
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Jan-05-18, 
12:08 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I tried many types of factory ammo in my .243 this year. Lots of premium stuff...but it was the cheap Fusion loads that grouped awesome.

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Jan-14-18, 
05:50 AM (MST)
19. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

>I tried many types of factory
>ammo in my .243 this
>year. Lots of premium stuff...but
>it was the cheap Fusion
>loads that grouped awesome.


+1
Exactly as stated, now my son only shoots Fusion and has taken 2 muleys, 1 shot kills, neither went over 50 yds.

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Jan-11-18, 
07:22 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I watched thru binocs as my BIL shot a speed goat with Fusion. He racked it for a second shot. I said "Don't bother. He's dead but he doesn't know it." The hole in the shoulder was about the size of a softball!

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Jan-14-18, 
07:07 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Fusion ammo is no doubt a great round from the federal line . Have taken deer elk and bear . Although great ammo,I would recommend you try the trophy bonded tip,or trophy copper. I'd say if I had to put them in order it would be trophy bonded , trophy copper,fusion. The guys at federal will say the same . Just mu 2Ę . Give em a try. !!

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DonVathome
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Jan-26-18, 
12:18 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

My buddy went with his shotgun instead so it was not an issue. He is not the best at bullet selection. Thanks!

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Jan-27-18, 
03:05 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

LAST EDITED ON Jan-27-18 AT 05:24 PM (MST)

Most of us out here in the Western states have never used a shotgun for any big game let alone a cow buffalo

How about you share some pix of your buddies shotgun hunt with us?

Thanks!

#Lovin'Life!

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Jan-27-18, 
06:21 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

Definitely post pics! BTW, where was he elk hunting with a shotgun?

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mtmuley
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Jan-28-18, 
07:22 AM (MST)
24. "RE: Fusion ammo for elk"

I've killed a couple elk with a 12 gauge shotgun. Works good. mtmuley

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