Although I consider myself fairly well versed in firearms, especially rifles and calibres (I should be its my job) I just wondered what the opinions were of you other stalkers and learned gentlemen were?
I have had and used .243win for donkeys years and used .308win on and off for about as long (with .243win being my main-stay rifle) I'm looking for something a little bigger, although now having pretty much decided to go with a 7mm-08rem, my other choices in the running were/are another .308win (although I do fancy a change), .30-06spr or maybe 6.5x55
I use .222 for foxes and if going out exclusively for Munties, and .243 for Roe and Fallow, I will be keeping the .243 Ruger no#1 as it is an excellent round and the rifle was built for me by a friend and is very accurate with its 1/8" twist barrel, but I now am looking towards a larger .cal turn bolt/magazine rifle.
what are you guys using apart from .243, what are your recommendations ?
I hasten to add I am looking for advice from people that have or use said calibres and not "My mate has a .ujimaflip cal....."
I should of also mentioned what ever I do get I will homeload for so availability of factory fodder and/or chioce isn't important really.