I too always love reading your no nonsense quality hunting info advice. You ever make it out to to the east side of the Rockies lemme know we'll hunt elk in the canyon or coyotes on the plains or both!
I might have to take you up on the dog hunt. It has been a while since I went after them and there are not too many of them in my neck of the woods during the winter.
I have been using a 7-30 Waters shooting a 120 grain Nosler balistic tip at 2200fps, but am trying to figure out another caliber to shoot out of it, but I do love that 7-30. I may stick on the 357 Herrett barrel for this upcoming season. The last time that I used that caliber I dropped a raghorn 4x4 elk with it.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...