Re: New guy from missouri
Welcome. I am just up the road an hour west of St. Joe. I have a modle 70 300wm that was my first rifle I ever bought. the man at the gun store told me it could kill anything in north America and at 19, that sounded really apealing to me. I finally ported it a few years back, but a decient trigger in it and I have killed a whitetail at just shy of 500 yards (laser said 489). I have having Hart build me a 6.5mm-06 that should be comming my way in the next 30 days or so. I am really excided, this is my first build. its on a rem700 action. I have come to the conclusion that shot placement is almost everyting. bigger has not been better for me because of recoil. since porting and practicing (250 rounds or so) I am much better but I chose the 6.5mm because of the bullet selection and I have read links where guys have killed elk at 1000 yards with a 6.5mm. Having said that, the 338 Lapua is really calling my name but I sure dont have the $$ to be buying, let alone shooting, one of them. good luck.