my fav. in a 300 rem umag. iknow that u old time is going to say wait intill u get older. But right now i am only 20 and i don't really hunt for the monster i hunt for the meat and the long shot. i hunt a chistmas tree fram in kentucky and i have not killed a deer in the last three years that has been under 250 yards. I have shot one that my four hundred yard rang finder couldn't rang. The deer didn't move out of it's tracks. my farther has one also but he doesn't hunt with his that much he use a 7mm mag. I know that one day i might put it down but wile i'm youg i wil not use another gun.
The reason i got this gun is because i had a 25-06 and shot a big buck at 247 yards and hit him in front should and he got away. So now i have know problem tracking any more i walk up to them and get them.
I like my 300 RUM as well and it is what I hunt with now. It is not my most favorite caliber because the 303 brit has a history with me but I would not trade the 300 RUM for anything now. It is the new kid on the block so there is always some "feedback" but the 300 win mag, 7 rem mag, 270, 30-06 have all gone through the same. The 300 RUM is here to stay.
For me, ti's my '06. It's not the caliber though that makes the difference, it's my familiarity with the rifle. It has never let me down. I have other rifles in other calibers, but when it comes time to go to hunting camp the '06 will be with me without a doubt.
Elk season two weeks out and counting! Colorado unit 11, 3rd season.
Supposedly the 300 savage was hands down the most popular deer cartridge until the 30-06 supplanted it after WWII. Returning GI's apparently wanted to hunt with their '03's in 30-06 or wanted to convert surplus mausers to 30-06. At least thats how the story goes...
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last night's Miller High Life fiasco you will probably not be punching a tag. Scent control sprays aren't cheap though. On a college student budget I had a serious need to alleviate at least some of my hunting costs. This is why I decided to...