I get the feeling your itching to drive the nail in a coffin, or make a point of some kind, but Ill bite.....
For now I have my 300wby, and my 338win mag for my "boomers" and they give me great "extended range", and serve well as all purpose hunting rifles that can effectivley extend my range on big critters, while still being at a reasonable weight for packing in Snake River Canyon country.
But Im torn between going the route of a 338 rum for my next L/R rig in a cary weight rifle, or going a bit heavier and having a full on custom with the 338Edge. I love L/R shooting and hunting, but I still have to have a rifle thats packable in the hills, even if that limmits my L/R capability to some degree for reaching way out there.
I found a few places this year where 1300+ would be very doable with the right rifle, and where you could even pack a shooting bench to if needed. Too bad my ability and my tools havent caught up to my immagination yet huh
But for the most part I gotta cover nasty country to get where I like to be.... ALONE with the critters, where few would consider following, to truly enjoy myself while hunting, so right now Im leaning toward the 338Rum on my Model-70 action.
"Its not Rocket Surgery.....'
GOD,GUNS,&GUTTS MADE AMERICA, LETS KEEP ALL 3!winmag
"I have No idea why that cop made me ride in the back seat, when I Clearly called Shotgun!"