I surely appreciate all this information!
That being sincerely said I should say that I've read nothing but good stuff about the newer LRS-1 Millets; I've read nothing but great
stuff about NF and USO, but before I plunge for that expense I'd like to get some time/experience under my belt with my first long range dedicated rifle. Here's how it's shaping up right now:
Winchester M70 (375H&H donor) Classic Stainless, squared & lapped, Hart 30" (1.250-1.000") with a Muscle Magnum 4 brake in 338 Edge. I'm still fluid on the rest, but leaning to running 300SMKs around 2830fps--I'll be getting my dies from DE right off...
However, I'm too fast approaching septuagenarian status and I will need to get a good range finder, PDA, Kestrel
, a whole new selection of propellants as I've loaded only for 270 and 375 H&H for many years. I'm in great health and am forced to hunt for meat
(God, what a dreadful thing) and moose being my mainstay I must drop them where I can get my--now necessary--equipment to extricate all that poundage. Jeez its taken soooooo long to get the wife sympathizing with me on this horrendously laborious undertaking--she actually comes along to help. Good thing she doesn't read this site; if all goes right in ten years or so all I'll have to do is pull the trigger... She is
15 years younger than me! Amazing what moose and caribou do for you... So I really cannot indulge my predilections overly much--and live.
But if all this goes as I think it will I've already begun dreaming about a 375CT or AM whizzing those 350SMKs from its 34" barrel--launched from it's 30# heft, NF 5.5-22x56 zero-stop mil-radian perched up top in Murphy SS rings & base. If I got it all right off what's left to dream about?
But please keep these responses up because every day I find how little I really know. It's great.