I have owned my 300 whby for 6 years now and have killed 5 elk with it. All the animals where one shot kills from ranges of 80 yds to 328 yds. I use a 180 grain weatherby factory barnes x bullet. The ballastics for this combo are fantastic. It is a very flat shooting gun for a magnum rifle that also delievers good down range energy.
You wouldnt go wrong with owning that gun.
The 300 Weatherby definitely has the edge for the type of hunting you indicate. Your effective range will be further with it than the 338 win mag, and it is still going to do just fine on moose at closer ranges.
If you shoot it well, there's not much you can't do with it on this continent.
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...