Originally Posted by dogbuster0006
It's more a ball busting than anything. Also the same guys that five me a hard time for shooting a 20ga for just about all small game even turkey. And for deer hunting with a 243 and 25-06, they've got 300wby and 325wsm. But it is funny to out shoot them and have the same deer dropping performance with my "woman's gun" while shooting cheaper ammo and not getting my shoulder smoked. It's more of friendly just something to mess with each other about than anything.
I've never heard anything bad about Rcbs stuff, I know the hornady twist lock dies were all the rage a while back.
Whitetails aren't hard to kill. But they do run like hell....Sometimes.
And if you want the best combination of caliber efficiency and lesser meat damage, I'd stick with that 7mm RM for deer inside of 300 yards. And if you want to shoot them 300+, I'd step up to my heavy-barreled 7mm STW. That's what I do. 99% of my deer hunting is sporter barreled rifles because we have to walk ALOT at our hunting land to keep from spooking the deer. Lugging a 20 lbs. rifle is pointless for a 150 yard (max distance) shot. Might as well sling my 10 lbs. lightweight setup over my shoulder and get to walking, like I have nothing on my back.
I've put 'em down with my .257 Wby...No issues at all. I love that caliber, but my recent good fortunes with the Berger 168 VLD's while hunting this year, has caused me to replace my go-to deer rifle with my freshly build 7mm RM, and the .257 Wby will be seeing alot more safe time. I still love to go coyote hunting during the off-season, so the .257 Wby will still be being utilized.
"I'm just a peckerwood who lives in the hills with too many guns..." - Bob Lee Swagger
"Give me a minute...I'm good. Give me an hour...I'm great. Give me 6 months...And I'm unbeatable." - Col. Hannibal Smith
Originally Posted by WildRose
The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.