My personal armoury of centrefire longarms has consisted of BSA Monarch, Sako, Winchester Model 70, Remington 700, CZ550, Weatherby Vanguard, Weatherby Mark V & a few others over the last 43 years. With most of these there has been several of each & with the Weatherby Mark V I have had 6 or 7. Calibers I have owned are 223, 243, 240 Weatherby, 25.06, 270 Win, 270 Weatherby, 7mm Weatherby, 308, 30.06, 308 Norma, 300 Weatherby, 340 Weatherby, 9.3x62, 375 H&H, 375 Ruger. Most of these calibers I have had several of each. I have had many different scopes. Bushnell, Weaver, Redfield, Swarovski & Zeiss & an even dozen Leupolds & others I forget.
Today I have a Weatherby Mark V SLS 300 Wby Mag, CZ550 9.3x62, Winchester Model 70 30.06 & Winchester Model 70 Safari Express (375 Ruger) Zeiss scopes in Warne mounts on all. These are my favorites & I need no other.
I was asked by a friend what I considered the most sensible allrounder for a lifetime one gun owner. It wasn't that diifficult to answer that I think nothing makes more sense than the new Winchester Model 70 Sporter in 30.06 for the one gun man. I'm glad I have a choice. My personal favorite of all I have owned is probably my CZ550 9.3x62. It is not the slickest or prettiest, but it feels better than any other to me. It shoulders, aims & shoots as if it was designed for me & it kills emphatically. Zeiss scopes are my choice as is Warne mounts.
I would like to know how others feel, remembering the most sensible is not necessarily your favorite.