Yeah, I could see where all of this is making plenty of sense.
I've been hunting my whole life, and YES...I also bow-hunt...so I know what you're talking about Edge.
I also agree 100%.
I guess for some wierd reason it just didn't click???
But, I just talked with one of my friends who owns a BIG gun shop about 75 miles away, and I buy alot of guns from him...and he quoted me a HELLA-good price on a NEW Weatherby Accumark .257 Wby.
He told me he could do it for $1,375.00 + tax!!!
Now, it's a close call for me...b/c I can get a used .30-378 for $1,225.00.....or a NEW .257 Wby. for $1,375.00!!!
PLUS...He said all he hunts with is a .30-378 Wby. for EVERY type of game!!!
He also said he's shot plenty of deer right in the shoulder @ 75-125 yards using his .30-378 loaded with 180gr. Accu-Bond..........and it doesn't ruin hardly any meat???
He's not one of those salesmen that will tell you one thing, just to make an extra buck...he's pretty "real" about what he tells folks...not just what they wanna hear......you know?
He also said that the .257 Wby. was one hell of a whitey round!
So, I'm SO confused as to which one to go with, now???
Ammo costs about HALF as much as the .30-378 ammo...plus it's just as accurate...and has almost the same capabilities...only with a smaller projectile.......right???