Originally Posted by socalhunter
Thanks guys . I might very well go with a Wby Vanguard since they are priced right and I have not heard anything bad about them plus they have a 2yr warranty. IMO the problem with Wby cartridges is not that they are not effective it is that if I for any reason I am on a hunting trip and for some reason I lost my cartridges they would be hard to replace vs the more common calibers.
The Weatherby has a lifetime warranty, not 2 years. They take each rifle on a case-by-case basis if it needs repairs.
Also, I've never put much stock in the "if I go hunting and forget my ammo" argument when choosing a caliber. If so, I assume you won't handload either, as handloads are even more difficult to replace than factory ammo. You might want a 270 or 30-06 then as they seem to be the caliber available at any store.
Just taking the other side of it for a moment.
I always take 3 or 4 boxes of ammo, and store them in 2 different places. Despite that I've sure never left my ammo behind. Other items yes, ammo no.
Good luck with the rifle search!