Plan to use my Remington 700 mountain rifle in 280 for mule deer. I'm gonna use some 140gr federal trophy bonded tip. Might get my 25/06 after a speed goat too. I really hope to get to WY this year. I will be using the bow here in KS
I have to complete setting up my new rifle. Got an Accumark .30-378, looking at Zeiss Conquest 6.5-20 with custom turrets and need to work up load (but will either be Accubond or Partition 180's). That will be for elk and if I get a leftover Muley tag (and MAYBE for antelope if I am successful in draw, but more likely W'by .25-06).
I got tags for turkey, a private land cow tag and am waiting to see on archery deer and rifle antelope. Will also get an OTC bull tag.
Will also be going to So. Texas for pigs, whitetail and hopefully a Nilgai.
What does "gauge" mean anyway? As used here gauge means the number of round lead balls the same diameter as the inside of the barrel (aka the bore) that it would take to weigh one pound. It takes 12 lead balls the same diameter as a 12 gauge barrel to weigh a pound. The smaller 20 gauge would require 20 balls of that barrel diameter. The larger bore 12 gauge would require 12 lead balls of the bore diameter to weigh one pound.
In general the number of pellets in a shotgun shell...