I have hunted pronghorn antelope, whitetail deer, mule deer, elk and black bear off and on for about 40 years. With the exception of whitetail hunting in Iowa with a 12 ga. shotgun, I have used bolt action rifles chambered in .243, .270, and .300 Win Mag. I have a 7mm Rem Mag but have not yet hunted with it. I have ALWAYS used hand loads for hunting. Based on this experience I would prefer a bolt action rifle chambered in .270, .280, or .30-06 for any big game animal southeast of Alaska.
Vietnam Veteran ('69-'70)
NRA Life Member
RMEF Life Member
Last edited by lefteye; April 26, 2014 at 09:53 PM.