Re: old hunter
My very good friend and hunting partner and I just bought 2 new Savage Light Weight Hunters, mine is a 308, scoped, weighs less than 7 pounds and his a 6.5 Creedmore and weighs the same. Both bolt action with flush mount magazines, 4 rounds each way.
The only issue with the Creedmore is the availability of ammunition (store bought). Joyce Hornady is your only choice. The 6.5 is a very accurate shooter, very managable recoil for a light weight rifle.
I prefer the 308 though the 6.5 shoots a bit flatter. You can get 308 anywhere, local hardware store included. My worst horror is loosing ammunition on a flight to a hunt, baggage gets lost all the time.
I'm old too......
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