Here we have two good choices of calibre,but what would be the best in terms of price and effect in long range mountain hunting.
by the nature of being a mountain dwelling animal they are unlikely to be massive ? personally I think that you would be better served by a smaller calibre launching high bc bullets with moderate recoil allowing you to carry a more mountain oriented rifle but not get beaten up by the rifle when your practicing at the range ?Here we have two good choices of calibre,but what would be the best in terms of price and effect in long range mountain hunting.
Darn it Ed - Now I want oneNobody "needs" a 300wm
but everyone should own one once!
it doesn't kick more than any other rifle when it fits and is either matched to sensible load, mod or brake
it punches harder than the 06 and the 270 (the latter is my back up rifle)
its irrelevant what range you plan on shooting, some people hone their skills on a 243 or 260 and can shoot the head off a crow at 600
longest shot on game I have taken is 300 yds, that's an ethical choice not a ballistic one
have shot kill zone sized targets at 400,575, 600, 750 even at a stretch 900!
thats not the point
i am on day three of a four day stag trip
have the 270 with me but it on the bench as I have the 3 Hunna with me
180 or 200 gr it's all the same.
could I do the same job with the 270 or a 30-06
or a 308, 7x57 etc etc....
haha... I am reliably informed that the wtby is still king of the 300s... the RUM can be stoked up beyond factory wtbys but then if I could find a good supply of volterol, morphine and deep heat... I could start stoking the wtby up!!I see your magnum and raise you an ultra magnum
I've got 25.75" Even my wife wouldn't miss 1/4" lolNeither. You'd be better off with a 7mm Remington Magnum whizzing out a 160 grain bullet or, possibly, a .264 Winchester Magnum and a 140 grain, or 160 grain, bullet and BOTH with full twenty-six inch barrels else there's no advantage in either.