I'm a new elk hunter. I recently purchased a 300wsm Vanguard stainless topped with a Bushnell 4200 Elite 3.5x10. Shoots great out of the box. Great clarity on the optics. After adjusting the trigger down, which was easy to do, the gun is a pleasure to shoot..
I've taken it to the range 3 times and it is a real pleasure to shoot. The new wsm has less kick than my friends 300 with muzzle break. The 300wsm is a great caliber.
Looking forward to my first hunt this fall.