Re: Short action 30 cal. please advise...
Got to disagree with the going to a 338. The 30 cals will hold their own with any other caliber out to 700 and in fact are the premier in my opinion. Almost neglible difference, the main difference is after 100 with the advantage to the 338.
Now I shoot a 300 WSM and a 338 Lapua Ack improved both out to a mile in comp and use them in LR hunting also. So guess I have some experience here.
Do a search for the Point Blank videos $20)here and buy a couple of them. They will show what can be done with each.
I am testing a 30 Hart (300 weatherby imp) that is flatter than my 338 Lapua Ack improved.
I guarantee that no deer is going to walk away from a 180SST, interbond or SMK through the boiler at 700 yards just because it came from a 30.
It is much easier to find a good 30 cal bullet than to find a 338 (only 2 possible and one needs a lot of sorting and weighing)
Buy the savage in 300 wsm and never look back!!