This is "Cruncher". She's my 300 Ultra. This pic was snapped along a trail in unit 67 Colorado. I love this rifle. I shoot her well and she delivers the goods. 180gr Partitions over a stiff belt of RL22. No,it's not configured as a true long range rifle,but it's all I want to pack up and down Porcupine Gulch,lol. You see,the thing is,there is nothing wrong with toting an Ultra and only shooting 400 yards or less. Who can complain about 2 tons of muzzle energy when you slip up on an Elk in the aspens @ say 80yds or so. Not me. For me it's all about shooting the largest rifle you can handle accurately. I've hunted woodchuckes with Cruncher,and a 338 Win Mag as well. Now that's a little out there I admit. But,that's how I get my triger time. A friend and I have picked off a few with his 375 H&H as well. Gotta watch your backstop,but it does indeed kill them.
In a nut shell. You have to like your choice of rifles. Have confidence in it and your own abilities,and work within them. I'm a devote of the 25/06 round. If it was all I had,I'd darn sure go Elk hunting. I would have to limit my shots to an honest distance based on angle and any other factors. Choose the absolute best bullet that it shot well,and live within it's abilities. For me being on the mountain for a week is what it's all about. Food for the soul. I love it!