Model 88, I hear ya. Most guys that guide need to have a real job to make ends meet. Not many guys get hired on a year round basis. Maybe one in a hundred.
I know some outfitters now that totally rely on guides who take their annual leave from work for two or three weeks and go and guide. It is OK for the single guys but the married guys tend to catch a lot of flack for obvious reasons.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...