Need help with Cartridge choice
Thanks in advance, folks.
I want to buy another rifle and I am looking to you for discussion on caliber. Years ago, I bought a Savage 16 weather warrior in 300WSM for my "deer and bigger" gun. Then two years ago, I bought a Savage Model 10 Predator in .260 Rem for my "deer and smaller" gun. I like them both, but they are heavy!
I am heading to Colorado next year for elk, and after lugging the 300WSM around in Sproul State Forest on Saturday, I want to buy a lighter weight rifle for my trip.
I have settled on a Tikka T3 Lite as the gun for two reasons. 1.) Reputation of accuracy, 2.) I have always wanted one. So unless I hit the lottery and bring home a Kimber Mountain Ascent, the Tikka is my choice.
The problem I have is what cartridge.
I love the .308 caliber, I already have 2 30-06's - one a 1903 Springfield sporterized and the other a 760 Gamemaster and my .300WSM
My dad and brother love the 7mm Rem Mag, and I like it too.
I wouldn't mind smaller with lighter recoil so the .308 Win is in my head.
I do not want a 270.
my question is this. If you were going to buy a Tikka to try and have a sub 8lb rifle. what caliber would get and why?
the options are, in the order I am most inclined:
7mm Rem Mag
Let's here you thoughts!
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