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...
My biggest discomfort when it comes to hunting is my feet and when they get cold or wet my hunting fun slowly turns to a job trying to keep comfortable.
In my opinion wool socks are the only socks you should be using while hunting. Any other socks do not provide the proper insulation and if they get wet all they are good for is giving you blisters. A common myth people share is that cotton socks will keep you cooler than wool because of the lighter fabric but I have noticed that wool socks in...