Originally Posted by Derek M.
When I read the OP, I thought to myself, ok, this guy is honestly trying to make a point--a biased one, but still. Unfortunately, the substance of the entire post is stoked with opinions and some facts. Plus, I HATE it when someone else tells others what they need or don't need.
If I want a 270 AM, or 338 Edge, or a 7mm Rem Mag, that's my business.
If we or the riflebuilders want to recommend a new hot shot caliber, that is our/their business and quite frankly it is an enthusiat forum, so no one is being cheated when they ask for opinions and get them.
If you see a thread where someone is asking for a caliber recommendation, feel free to respond with your opinion and experience, just like the rest of us, but I think it is rather silly that you think someone has been cheated or some caliber has been cheated....as if it has feelings.
There is a lot of good advice in what every one is saying so I would recomend that
you pay attention to these guys .
I am a big fan of the 7 Rem mag "BUT I have many other calibres of rifles because
there is no (perfict one rifle for everything ) that exist.
The very best rifles are those that are purpose built for the type of game,terrain,
conditions most likely to be encountered day in and day out,average distance of
shots taken and even shooting position.
An example= If I were going to hunt white tail deer in east texas where it is very
thick with trees and brush and the longest shot would be 200 yrds almost any rifle
smaller than a 7 rem mag would work very well . But if I lived in Wyoming where
average shots are over 400 yrds and lots of wind I would consider a 300 mag a
minimum and the 338's about right.
There was a famous PH named Bell who used a 7/57 mauser to kill elephant. but
not wanting to end up as elephant toe jam I would not recomend any thing smaller
than a 416 for the tuskers,But if a person wants to use a smaller rifle then that
is his decision and responsiblity.
As some of the guys said we all try to recomend a calibre based on our experance
and I personally will never tell someone there is only one calibre that will work in
fact if you read enough post you will find that most recomend more than one based
on what the persons requirements were.
As to cheating: The only thing being cheated is the game if the wrong weapon is
I'm not piling on Just though that you were uninformed and needed some direction.
J E CUSTOM