- Apr 13, 2019
- Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada
For me...I’ve always been fascinated by guns, since i was little. Learned centerfire and hunting with dads open sight 30-30 and an uncles 303 British. But what got me absolutely HOOKED on bigger guns and trying to hit at distance was when I was 14 (I think), borrowed a family friends Remington pump 30-06 and took my first deer with it from standing about 250 yards. Compared to the 30-30 I felt like I was shooting a cannon and I loved it. I loved everything about it. I loved the big fireball and chest thumping kaboom (pretty sure it was one of the 20 inch barreled ones). I loved the laser trajectory (again compared to the 3030), I just held right where I wanted it to hit and it hit right there, or close enough. I loved the kick (perhaps a bad sign?). It wasn’t as bad as dads old single shot 12 gauge but it hit me like it meant it and I strangely appreciated that about it. I loved the power of the thing, the violence it blew up water jugs with, the fact that the exit on the lung shot sprayed red over at least 10 feet of snow! I was hooked. I needed a scoped rifle with horsepower. Parents agreed to get me my own rifle after I got my first deer. Was going to get a .30-06...they were out of stock in the savage 111 package guns we could afford so I settled for a 270. So glad I did. I came to adore the performance of that round even more than the 30-06, no regrets.What cartridge/ rifle got people into shooting target, long range, or hunting? Any cartridge that brings new shooters to our sport is a good round.
now the 243, 270, and 300 win mag do it all for me.