Hi my name is Jared. I'm new to this forum. I live in Virgina and love to hunt white tail deer and bare.
I'm mainly here looking for some advice for a new rifle. I have been shooting for many years but don't own many rifles just for killing deer or bare in any situation. I have: Marlin .17HMR, Marlin .22, Savage 22 mag, Mossberg 12 Gauge and my 30-06. (just so you know)
My Winchester model 70 30-06 is the only gun I use for deer or bare hunting. But I'm wanting to buy something new that will be good for just about any shot close range or long. My maximum shot would be around 600 yards away. Most of my shots are around 60-100 yards. But I've found a sweet spot where shots would be anywhere from 100 yards to 600.
No doubt I could make these shots with my 30-06 but I'm always looking to buy something new. I like how the ballistics look for the .270 Winchester Short Mag. But I've heard about throat erosion over time. (not that it's a major issue)
The 270 WSM is also a big round for the size of the caliber right? I want something that will shoot flatter, faster and pack more of a punch. Looking at the ballistics the 270 WSM will do all of that. But my dad told me he wouldn't buy one because of the reasons I've already told you about.
He suggested another 30 caliber gun. I could get more out of 180 grain bullet than the 150 I shoot now. So I have been looking at the ballistics for them. Keep in mind flatter, faster, harder.
I like the 300 Remington Ultra Mag. Any suggestions would be great.