In the Rockies most successful cat hunters will use hounds. They look for a fresh track and then turn the dogs out and the chase is on. When it trees or is cornered on a rock outcropping, they tie the dogs and decide whether or not the cat lives. Some hunters have had success using predator type calls. Very few hunters ever have success with a spot and stalk setup.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...