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
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...