First, I know this is not rational, but then I don't think anyone here can really say all their gun decisions are rational.
I have a .243 win, a 30.06 and a .375 H&H.
They all shoot good and I like them all, but (and here is the not so rational part), I want to get a nice custom rifle. Do I need it - no, but that is not the point, I simply want it. I have been looking at Cooper rifles and like them. A friend has a couple and loves them.
Now for the decision that I am struggling with. Do I replace my remington xcr 30.06 or do I get a different caliber?
I'd like to use it for pronghorn hunting so a couple of new calibers that come to mind are the .25-06 and .270.
Still, I shot my first goat with my .30.06 and it is hard to beat the versitilty of the .30.06 so it would be nice to have that caliber in a custom rifle.
My .243 is close to the .25.06 and I don't want to get rid of the .243 because it is so much fun to shoot. No kick, accurate and just a nice rifle.
So, here is an opportunity for you to voice your opinion. I am all ears.