Originally Posted by Bowhunter7
I have killed multiple elk with a 7mm o8 I would suggest that no one has confidence in it but it has gotten the job done for me 1 shot 1 kill every time.
That is a really good word you put in "confidence
The caliber and chambering may not be as importance as confidence in the firearm and ammunition
Example: I have an R700 in 300 RUM as well as a self build Vanguard 300 WSM
. If I were to leave today, I would take the Vanguard and stay sub 500 yards, simple, I have confidence in that combination
. I'm not ready to take the RUM on the beyond 500 yards hunts because I don't have confidence in where that bullet is going.
Oh, and there are additional 30 cals, .338 cals, .284/7mm cals, .264/6.5mm cals .243/6mm cals in the safe.