I went to my favorite shop in the City last night to buy some powder and browsed the rack of Tikka rifles again. They had a T3 Lite Stainless in 300 WM for a ridiculous $425 and a same in 7-08 for $500. If I wasn't looking at a clutch new assembly and transfer case seals in my Toy Hilux I'd have bought the 300 WM just on principle. I'm certain it's a recoiling beast -which is probably why no one has bought it- but what a great high country Elk rifle that would make. I refrained from even handling it. Instead I found some 22 cal, 40 grain VMax on sale and some IMR 4064, and I ran out of the store.
I don't know where this self control is coming from.~Muir