Some great advice I'm reading here.
I think if you really want a Magnum and think some future hunts can justify one I would go with the 7mm Remington Magnum. It will easy kill elk or moose,nothing more is needed,and the ammo is much cheaper and easier to find. If you happen to pop into a small town,population 1800,on your big hunt for more ammo,don't expect to find Weatherby ammo.For instance here in northern Canada there are only a few stores that carry it,but you can get 7mm ammo anywhere.
It would be really nice if you could try some shooting with an example of each,that might "seal the deal".
One of the best ways to scout your hunting area is to look for signs that mature animals leave behind. Wallows, scrapes, rubs and areas littered with tracks are great evidence that game are using your area. But why not look for the single piece of evidence that you are hunting for when fall rolls around anyway... antlers. Game animals in the family cervidae shed their antlers annually. Why not use these unique souvenirs as a way of helping you fill your tag next fall?
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