Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-17-2013, 10:52 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,391
I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

So I want a Ruger GSR, I don't have the money or the space in the safe. I have 3 long range rifles, a Winchester 300 wsm, Howa 300 win mag, Rem 264 wing mag (with a 338 RUM barrel waiting). I cant see myself selling the WSM as I LOVE the thing! So that narrows it down a bit.

Do I need two 30cal mags? What would you do?

Jon
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-17-2013, 10:59 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 853
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

If you want to keep the WSM, I'd get rid of the Howa 300 Win. That still gives you the future build with the 338 and you won't miss the performance of your Win mag because you'll have the WSM.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,391
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Browninglover1 View Post
If you want to keep the WSM, I'd get rid of the Howa 300 Win. That still gives you the future build with the 338 and you won't miss the performance of your Win mag because you'll have the WSM.
It's so simple isn't it? Just cant decide
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 853
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
It's so simple isn't it? Just cant decide
I was in the same boat when I had a WSM and a Win mag (just hunting rifles). I sold the Win mag and haven't regretted it at all. If you shoot both guns quite frequently, is there something else in the safe that could pay for the GSR?

I usually give myself 3 weeks to think about what I'm going to get rid of or to see how bad I really want the new gun. If after 3 weeks I know I can't live without the new one...I sell the gun I use less
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-17-2013, 11:18 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,914
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

I have been there. At one time in my life I owned 100 or so rifles

Then as time went on I started to realize I was more of a hunter than a collector. I started selling them and bought better scopes, RF's and top end rifles and equipment. I now own less than 10 rifles. Some never get shot but have sentimental value, they will be handed down. It seems I am content with a 6 br, 300 win and a good 338 for all the long range work. And the 6 br has been collecting dust. This past season I sold off my beloved 338 LM in lieu of a LRMK that is in the works. So for big game season I was faced with only one rifle that was up to the task of everything from antelope to elk. My 300 win. I worked up a new load, shot it a lot, let others use it with my guidance, and you know what? I killed my biggest bull ever, also made my longest shot on game and every animal taken with this rifle (20) were one shot kills.

You have heard the old saying before " Beware of the man with one rifle, he probably knows how to shoot it"

You know you don't need them all. Clean the safe, keep what is most effective for your personal type of shooting/hunting and go bond with it.

Good luck! and never look back!!

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-17-2013, 11:24 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,391
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

Broz

That is my mindset to a tee, just need to decide.
__________________
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf"
If you want to shoot Bergers start here!
http://www.longrangehunting.com/arti...accuracy-1.php
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-17-2013, 11:35 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,914
Re: I can not decide which one I don't need anymore, offer your opinion?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN View Post
Broz

That is my mindset to a tee, just need to decide.
As we grow in age we also grow in experience. I once was very into running coyotes with hounds. Even won a few pretty prestigious field trials. I , at one time had 58 hounds. But there was the "A" team that I hunted every day. You know why they were the "A" team? Because they got hunted more. If I was to do it again I would never own more than 4 to 6 hounds, and they would get the wheels run off them.

I don't think I could offer you good advice on what to keep as I don't know your hunting /shooting well enough. But I know you well enough from your posts to know you will figure out what you need. If your needs change in the future, sell again and build the new rifle needed.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC