Lifetime bronze benefactor
- Feb 26, 2015
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From a hunting perspective there is little advantage from anything new over the 7mm Mag and the .300Win. The new long range shooting craze is what has created a rabid demand for anything newer and a bit better. I have quite a few hunters going to Africa with me who insist on a new and very expensive custom rifle and custom ammo to go with it. Is it necessary? Absolutely not. But they are very happy with their new guns just like so many are happy to have the 7PRC etc, etc.I’m guessing many of us react to the constant stream of new Hornady cartridge designs with “oh sheesh, what now?” Sure….capitalism, freedom of choice, vote with your checkbook….good with all of that, and spent a career in the Air Force to help protect such things. Still, is a 6.5 PRC from a Creedmoor, a 7mm PRC from a REM Mag, and a 300 PRC from a Win Mag, worth all of the promotion, hype, and acclaim? Granted, the REM Mag and Win Mag are older and not as super-duper, but more chamberings to concern ourselves about?
I really like them as a company and am a good customer, so no hate or slamming from me. Just wondering about the rest, though?