Which rifle for a sheep hunt?

Litehiker

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UPDATE:
I sold that Browning X-Bolt Pro with SWFA 3 - 15 x 40 scope to a good friend.
Then I turned around and bought its clone, X-Bolt Pro in 6.5 PRC with Bushnell 4.5 - 18 x 44 scope (FFP, mil/mil and G3 illuminated "small Xmas tree" reticle. Same burnt bronze Cerakote Talley rings I had on the other rifle.
I felt the 6.5 PRC was more suited to taking both mule deer and bull elk (to 300 yards).

So the 6.5 PRC barrel heats up FAST and 5 shots in 3 minutes is all I can get until 1/2" groups open to 1 1/4".
Photo soon.
Eric B.
 

Freetrade57

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I have a professional hunter light made by HS precision. Mine is in 300 WSM but they also make a 270WSM which I think would be ideal. It weighs 5.5 pounds and can bang steel at 1000 yards with it. I finally drew a Colorado sheep tag this year so that is what I will be taking.
 

Tulsa Reiner

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I have a professional hunter light made by HS precision. Mine is in 300 WSM but they also make a 270WSM which I think would be ideal. It weighs 5.5 pounds and can bang steel at 1000 yards with it. I finally drew a Colorado sheep tag this year so that is what I will be taking.
FreeTrade: when do you go? And be sure to post pics.
 
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