Originally Posted by dragman
This isn't ment to be a 1 gun VS many guns for everything but for long range purposes only. I have lots of tools for many different jobs, but when it comes to your long range hunter weather it's Hogs, Deer, Elk, etc. do you prefer to have 1 setup or a couple to choice from??? My one friend has 1 gun and says he only has 1 problem now. I have another friend who has 6-7 long range guns. Just wondering what most think?
It's hard to have one "do it all gun" when it comes to rifles.
A heavy rig for long range or extremely long range makes sense. For backpack hunting or hunting in tough, steep terrain it doesn't especially when you join the over forty crowd.
If my budget was so limited I could only afford one, then I'd get either a 7mm STW or 300wm and go with something like a light varmint contour so I could have sufficient gas to get the job done to 1,000yds and still have a rifle I could stand to pack around when the going gets tough.
I got along most of my life as a "one deer rifle kinda guy" but I now have half a dozen rigs that are a bit more specialized now.
There's no wrong answer on this one, just what fits each of us best.