Originally Posted by 436
After all there is no over kill; dead is dead, unless you’re saving hides.
I agree with 436, there's no such thing as overkill or too much rifle, as dead is dead. I have a .25-06 for coyotes, but was considering the 300 Weatherby.
I've heard guys say that they wished they'd shot a second or thrid time or "I should've put another round in him, but I thought he was down" or "I can't believe he got back up and ran off."
I'd much rather the guy standing next to me would have a shocked look on his face and say, "Do you think ya got him?"(sarcastic) or "Geez, do you think ya used enough rifle?" or "Wow! You can read a newpaper through that one."
Good luck with your choices!
Good hunting, Bowhunter57