Lazy rosies just want to eat and lay around lol. I would hope their really plump, they got all that food in such a wet surroundings, pretty dry over here compared to the coast. And then they Rockys gotta work in the harsch winters.
I grew up hunting "Cascade Roosevelt" on the northwest side of Mt Rainier, then West-side.
Headed over the hill for Rocky Mtn for 20 years,I now am hunting Coastal Washington for "True Roosevelt" probably never go back, as I like the coast, and the fact that I find the elk in the same place every year, they do not move as much as RM.
Although the dense brush makes actually getting a shot more difficult.
competition with other hunters is lower, you have to get out of your truck and hunt.
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...