you guys act like hes there to do the shooting world a favor. He makes money blowing up pumpkins.
I don't know why you chose to cast aspersions on the venerable 30/30 and Paul Harrell, but you certainly did ! The 30/30 doesn't need anyone to speak for it's record. Some well respected figures in the hunting fraternity have said that the 30/30 has taken more deer than any other round. Some people debate that, but there is no doubt it is at least among the top 3.
Yes, he did say it was not the best choice for Elk, he did not say it was no choice at all. A couple reasons..
1) A bull elk can be a sizeable animal, and it is prudent to use something more powerful, since most of us who would be hunting elk have access to them.
2) The most common ranges elk are found at, a longer range capable rifle, would be better.
I don't recall him saying the 30/30 couldn't kill an elk !
Now, for Paul himself.. I wish I had as sterling a record as does Paul ! That includes both in the military and in shooting competition!.
Paul has 200,000 subscribers to his videos, and who knows how many like myself, who just tune in regularly, for the knowledge he offers free-of-charge, in his demonstrations. Then too, it is highly likely that men he served with, those he competed with , as well as those in his NG unit, likely
watch or have watched his videos, so he cannot get away with false claims.
So, let's get to know Paul Harrell. It behooves us to do that much, especially if we go out of our way to criticize him!
Here's 7+ minutes of info:
...Just FYI ! Let's look at the