I need a new rifle. I bought a 6.5 mememoor to hunt coyotes with. It's heavy with the optic on but that was OK because all my coyote hunting was static and with a tripod.
I got invited for a deer hunt last weekend and had to carry this rifle around all weekend and it was a bit too much to walk 15 miles a day with so I need something lighter.
I am going to be Elk hunting next weekend and was curious if you guys had any recommendations for a caliber that might work with deer and Elk?
All the shots I could have taken on deer were 400+ yards and the Elk we will be hunting should be sub 100yards.
I was thinking something like .300 WinMag since at the longer deer ranges it wouldn't cavitate as much and would still have enough energy to drop Elk at closer range.