Originally Posted by crowsnest2002
I'm poor as well. I have a wife and 2 children. I am the only income for the family. The only thing you can really do is save all your pennies and buy a part or piece at a time. Good luck.
Single dad here, that's ^ exactly how I do it. I built one of em while going back to colledge with 2 young kids in tow. Where there is a will there is a way. Fortunately now I'm starting to get a little breathing room finantialy
A 270 will serve you well over a very very wide array of hunting conditions. Look up my location on Google earth, I don't get close shots very often, yet the 7mag stays home a lot and the 270, 243 get to go.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.