Re: Due to neck surgery
I feel your pain brother. I broke my neck in 2003 and after months of wearing the halo (arrgh!) the doctors ended up fusing the 2nd, 3rd and 4th vertebrae. It took a while but I got back to where I could shoot somewhat "normally" again. Currently I'm shooting the .243Win., .25-06Rem., 6.5-284Norma and .300WInMag., no brakes. All these are heavy, 26" barrels of at least 10lbs.
My .25-06Rem. Sendero SF is my go to rifle. It's sub 1/2 MOA at all ranges and just feels great in my hands. I have unwavering confidence that it will get whatever I "sick" it on. When the sear breaks on the 115gn Berger, I just know there's a deer down.
The 6.5-284Norma pretty much tells the same story. It weighs a pound or so more, has a laminated stock but stacks bullets on top of each other at 100yds. OUt to 700yds I can usually cover the groups with my hand.
Not sure about the "inheritantly accurate" moniker either. Might be a subjective term. There are some calibers that seem to shoot accurately with little or no fuss. Whether it's the cartridge or not, the rifle, load and shooter all have a lot to do with it.
Good luck with your endeavor. JohnnyK.
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