just thought i'd see which caliber all you lads perfer. thanks for the responses i myself am a 300 wsm fan but i will admit its overkill. my ol 270 was awfully hard to beat for droppin em good with little damage
My older Sako .25-06 is the rifle I use most often for whitetail. If I am hunting BIG bucks and I may be looking at a 300 or 400 yard shot, or I may be also getting a chance at a bull elk or moose, I switch to my .300 Weatherby (built on a Sako AV action).
i have a .260 rem model 7 which is a youth and i used it my first couple years hunting and i never once had problem with dropping them with a nice shot. i now bought a 300 wsm and that does put 'em down no problem but i like the 30-06 for deer in Wisconsin.
I'm a fan of the 30-06 I have a 7600 pump and had it for years . my buddy has a 270 . If anything ever happened to the 06 .I would be faced with one tough decission . The 06 or the 270 . I don't even want to think about having to make that choice . LOL
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...