"AND, FYI, some people ARE sissys, ignorant, jerks, ....... but if the shoe fits where it. "
Beef', you make the claim to being an "old wise" hunter... from the looks of your grammar and communication skills I am not convinced you've even made it through high school. Congratulations on figuring out the internet!
Seriously, thanks to all who had constructive input in this thread. Now that I've dipped to this low level, I won't be posting in it anymore.
Even though the 270/elk debate is great and worthwhile, this thread is turning into a slug fest, so I'm locking it before it really turns ugly.
If you all want to try again in a new thread, fine by me. I'll say this though, while I have no problem with people disagreeing and even having heated discussion, I will not tolerate board members disrespecting other board members. Period.
If you want to see how witty you can be slamming people, there are plenty of other places on the 'net to do just that. However this isn't one of them.
If you have questions about the rules, read them here, otherwise let us move on.
Jim Zumbo, Craig Boddington, Ron Spomer and Wayne Van Zwoll are all solid contributers to the modern hunting literature. Through their gifts (both hunting and writing) they make us better hunters. Whether it is letting us learn from their mistakes or by teaching us new techniques,they help us harvest more game. But I suggest looking to the oldies, the fathers of the outdoor writing craft, to learn tricks that you might have not used.
I chose to shoot the 270 winchester because I grew up...