Although I'm primarily a bowhunter in recent years, when rifle hunting I use a Browning A-bolt in 30-06. My son has the same rifle in 7mm-08.
Once in a while I'm partial to the lever guns in 30-30 and .35 remington. Just kind of like carrying them around I guess.
I use my Rem 700 in .308 for deer size creatures but my favorite is my Rem sendero SF in 300 RUM that I will use for moose, bear, and probably deer as well. I have not hunted with it yet but the range sessions are unbelievable.
[ This Message was edited by: ChesterGolf on 2002-08-18 09:07 ]
I have a heavy "Hart" barrel 700 in 6mm and love it. What a calibre! I have a 220 swift in the same config. and love that as well but the 6mm is an outstanding round for coyotes(the 220 swift is no push-over either)
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....