I don't know that one is really my favorite but I am particial to 6.5's and 7mm's. Going to Montana bird hunting in Oct, not sure where as I'm going with a friend. East of Great Falls I think. He told me to bring a rifle as for another $35 we could also get a doe antelope tag. Thought about my 25-06 but the 6.5x55 is winning out. Mod 70 featherweight w/2-7 Redfield, one of the new Redfields. This rifle really grow's on ya. Handles a lot like my old Rem 660 and I loved that rifle. Unfortunally, so did my son!
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...