Looking for advice on a do it all rifle
Hello I currently have a Browning A-Bolt Micro Hunter in 7mm-08. It is a 20" factory free floated barrel and factory wooden stock. I am looking to get something for long range as well as woods hunting. If what I have will work perfectly fine with what I'm wanting to do, I'm fine with that. Just looking for advice from people with more experience than me. I normally hunt woods and small fields around my house, however usually once a year I go to the eastern part of NC, where I can shoot as far as I can see. I like the 7mm-08 but I'm just not sure about taking a 300-400 yard shot on a deer in the eastern part of the state. Most of the woods surrounding the fields down there are very nasty, thick places you don't really want to go in after an animal, especially after dark. I had a 270 WSM at one time and never had a deer run off after a high shoulder shot with it. My farthest shot was 279 paces from my stand. Like I said, if the 7mm-08 will do the same that's fine and I will save a lot of money from buying a new rifle. I don't currently handload but want to start, I have the press, scale, powder measure etc and 60 pieces of brass, just need to buy the dies, powder, bullets, and primers. Like I said looking for something good from 0-400 yards. Thanks in advance for any feedback.