No, Usually have a wait 5 years policy on new cartridges (with a few exceptions). But i did buy the last box of 300 savage for my model 8Well, did you buy a few boxes and the give yourself a reason for a new rifle? If you don’t own a 7 mag, it looks like the same thing.
@CoElkHunterYeah, these ancient cartridges like the .375 H and H and .458 WM seem to have some ammo and brass available most everywhere on-line. GB has a lot of stuff even now, but try and find Lott or .375 something else, and good luck. I guess longevity has it's benefits?
@CoElkHunterThat's why they've created massive, loud muzzle brakes. They make that RUM recoil feel like a .270 or less and clear the timid from the benches around you at the range. Then, when your hunting, take it off and put the thread protector on it. I don't own a brake, but then I don't own a nasty recoiling .375 RUM, only a milder recoiling Lott. Ha! Ha! Ha!
i agree with all you say except about the cartridges.
with regards killing anuimals we have a moral resposibility to minimize suffering, and self education is an important aspect of this.
putting 1000yd ballistics on an ammo packet is absolutely irresponsible.
i still stand by my statement re observed killing power of calibres..
at the risk of offending bob, i feel that 6.5/06 is a better killer than 25/06, 270 better than 6.5, and 280 rem better than 270 win.
when culling sometimes this comes down to tally vs rounds fired, but it also comes down to bangflops.
this is not theorizing, but rather in the field experience.
i cannot say it is energy related or bullet diameter related, or other.
using the wrong bullet in the 7mm is far less critical than doing it in 25 cal.
also the bigger calibres mentioned here have the benefit of the same bullet working better for a greater span of distances.
of course the 30/06 is better than them all in some ways, but when compared to the trajectory of the 25/06 at the other extreme starts to suffer trajectory issues if you hunt in certain conditions.
with all these rounds mentioned, i am talking purely shots at point blank rage and no more.
@BeeMaaWhat's wrong Bob?
The mention of your name and 243WIN in the same sentence making the keyboard go blurry on you?
Ha! Ha! Especially when he couldn’t find ammo for it!
Well, there’s a number of “flash in the pan” cartridges created in the early 2000s that are becoming extinct. Think the WSSM and SAUM family of cartridges. Sure, they have their niche with their devotees, but they were a solution to a problem that didn’t exist with cartridges available at the time. And, more flash in the pans’ coming soon to a dealer near you! I can’t wait!Seems like a reasonable idea. Got to have a 6.something these days. A 7mm just won't do any more. All cynicism aside, it at least seems well thought-out.
If a cartridge is still around after 30 or 40 years, I feel pretty confident it will be supported indefinitely. Can't really what is going to be a classic and what will be a flash in the pan. I don't have enough years left in me for new cartridges to earn a place in my cabinet.
Fine bullets for groundhogs.Bob,
Nope, those are all gone. But they still have plenty of .243 bullets left. Do you want 100gr or 95gr? I can send them to you via a “slow boat to China “ with a stop in OZ? Let me know?