Two haven't changed in almost 55 years, the 22 and a shotgun. Ok, the guage has bounced around a little, 12, 20, 28, back to 20, currently looking for a 410 double; but there's always a shotgun in the list. For over 45 years anyway.
The 3rd would be a moving target, so to speak . The latest infatuation usually fills this slot for awhile; the current one being the 45-70. Started with the 30-06 many moons ago. Gone through a variety of 20somethings and 30somethings. Looking promising to become the 9.3x74R soon. Or maybe another 450 caliber. THe change can happen for almost any reason, like somebody gives me a box of shells for something I didn't have...., yet.
I have been using the 300 Winchester magnum extensively in Europe, Newfound land, Central Asia. But in Africa depending where I Hunt , in Savannah or forest, I use a 375 HH with 350 grain bullet or a 416 Rigby with 400 grain bullet.
I discovered the 270 winchester in Scotland two Years ago and was surprised with its effectiveness on red deer, its mild recoil favors a good accuracy.
Although, I tend to agree with William Faulkner when he said: "There is no such thing as a bad whisky. Some whiskies just happen to be better than others." Also applies to cartridges. Having a lot of fun with a 500 Jeff these days.
My all-purpose rifle is a Remington 700 in 300 Win Mag. With my handloads I brew up everything from 110-220gr rounds and use it for woodchucks to bear. A super accurate, reliable, and strong all-around rifle/cartridge combo in my opinion. If you dont reload the 30-06 probably would be a better choice with a wider range of factory loaded bullet weights for versatility.
I have a like new VC .450 I might part with. I had it built in 2013 and it has served me well. Also have a VC fitted leather trunk case for it along with the plastic case it came with. I'll take 14000 for all of it.
I have been looking for ideas on the best way to display my European mounts from Africa. I came across some of your shield work and was wondering if you would be willing to make one for me? If so, please let me know the cost. I like the shield with the two spears that you built for a member years ago. Thanks.
Nelson. Is this message a PM format. I want to send you my email, but don't know if this is the cirrect way to do it. I'm at <firstname.lastname@example.org> Send me an email with your phone and I will call you about a skull I have. I went to school in Boston and am from Bernardston in the west part of the state. Moved to Alaska in 1984 adn never looked back.