I know it's good manners to always just say hello before making a post. I basically hunt two states. assachusetts where we use shotguns, and Maine, rifles. I bought a new Rem 870 12 Ga and totally modified it for thick brush (that's my story and I'm sticking to it). Now I'm building a Weatherby 300 Mag. Vanguard, and hope to find some help here. Thanks for the great forum, and hopefully I can be of some help to others here as well. PS... I was born here, don't hold it against me.