Sorry I'm late to the conversation. .300 Win mag, Remington 700 action stainless, stainless kreiger barrel with 1-10 twist, timney calvin elite trigger at 1.5lbs pressure, bell carlson elitist stock, cerakote the finish, than use leupold 6.5-20 variable scope or nightforce equivalant. For ammo, use barnes 180gr TTSX. With that set up I have shot eland to whitetail and Black bear to elk. Some hogs and pronghorn.Hello,
Wondering if any North American hunters can help me out.
I am wondering if anyone could suggest a rifle to sort of "do it all" for North American big game.
The main things I will hunt with it are Whitetail Deer and Wild Hogs in Florida.
However, there are other hunts I plan to do with this ride - out in the west for pronghorn, elk, and mule deer - as well as black bear somewhere further north.
First of all, what caliber would be suggested to take all these species? On average they will be 100-200 pound animals, so it needs to b comfortable to us for that - while still having the power to handle a 500+ pound elk.
As far as rifle action, weight, barrel length, and scope variation - what would you suggest? It's got to be comfortable in denser cover for hunting Florida, but still able to take game to 250+ yards for pronghorn and mule deer.
Can't wait to hear your suggestions.