I am a fairly new hunter and learned on elk in Colorado (go big or go home!). Having recently moved to California, I find that I am now hunting deer for the first time.
I own a Remington .300 win mag and am considering using it for the upcoming deer season in California. I am thinking that it may be too much of a cartridge in 180 for the deer in this area. My options are to purchase a newer rifle, but would rather not. Looking at ballistics, I can't find a huge difference between my rifle and a 30.06 (`300 fps).
Any suggestions or concerns over the .300? I love this rifle and am a competent shooter. The area I have drawn is "close in" and I am expecting to find deer in the 100-200 yd range.
Would appreciate any comments.