well I haven't been reloading for 53 years, but I have for 30+, I don't need to buy a new rifle, I'm re-barreling an old one with a worn out barrel.
I have several others to fill my needs, even a model 99 in 300 savage. But thanks for the input.
As for all the other suggestions and info thank you for your time, I have decided to go with the 7x57 mauser, it has the best selection of bullets,
and I have already spent some time with it, with good results.
My standard Elk gun is an 8mm mauser (200 grn Partition), but if I had to use the 7mm it would get the job done (175 Grand Slam), with the right bullet of course.
Last edited by tahoe2; March 12, 2013 at 11:53 PM.