Depending on where you go, we have Blacktail Deer, Mule Deer, Elk, Antelope, Black Bear, Wild Pigs, Quail, Dove, Ducks, Geese, Grouse, Wild Pigeons, Rabbits, Coyotes, Mountain Lion (protected in CA.), Bob Cats, Squirrels (tree and ground), Racoon, etc. (I am running out of breath) here in California. And on the very odd day you can't find something to hunt, we have great fresh and salt water fishing (whole different forum discussion). Why, I think we are the luckiest hunters on earth; unless I happened to be living somewhere else in which case I suspect my list would be different, but just as long
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...