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
I have a friend who loves to use deer feeders that will hold like 5- 40 pound bags of feed or corn, and wants help hauling them deep into the woods where he has amazingly located the perfect spot for this 30 pound battery operated tripod that will only be there for a couple of weeks each year. My suggestion to him was to build some kind of light weight gravity feeder that could be strapped to a tree or a fence post if permenant, and this is what we came up with. I am...