Been looking on this forum occasionally for a while so I thought I'd better sign up. Used a .22 for the last 30 years, and been stalking for about seven years so still very much learning. Use a .270 for fox and deer.
Just seems a bit daft having 2 rifles when one does the job, and often I see a fox when stalking. As has been said there is not a lot left of a fox, but as last time I tried eating one it needed so much garlic to cover up the smell I am not too fussed about the meat damage.
If anyone has a decent fox recipe I might have to get a smaller rifle, but somehow I think the .270 is safe!