OK, let's see if I can avoid some of the pitfalls of a recent post I read under the category...
Let's start a friendly debate... and in the process, I hope to learn something about hunting out west...
You can hunt east - and only use one rifle.
You can hunt west - and only use one rifle.
For the east coast, I contend that the 7mm-08 is the MOST SUITED rifle for east coast hunting.
With a 140 grain factory Hornady load rated at 3000 fps, very mild recoild and affordable cartridges, I feel that this highly underrated cartridge is the best.
Ballistics, with this cartridge (I am sure handloaders can do even better) that rival that of the venerable 30-06, I just do not see how you can do any better.
Ok, the floor is open, men... what is your opinion of the MOST SUITED east coast gun?
Then - and since I do not know enough to comment intelligently, I am not going to cast a vote - what is the MOSTY SUITED rifle for out west - knowing that mule deer, whitetails and elk are in the mix?
I want to go (West, young man) and will need to likely purchase a rifle - since I only have a 7mm-08 - and a .308 but it is bull barrelled and not suited for out west (way too heavy) - unless someone is going to make a good argument that the -08 will suffice for elk and such??
Post up, men... and let us drink from the trough that is collective knowledge and opinions!
(OK, now that was NOT just cheap points, agreed?)