I don't shoot a lot, nor do I own a lot of guns. I want my kid to have a chance at shooting a caribou this year. So, after reading brwnbr's thread http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...l-get-ammo-for and speaking with a lot of folks who shoot more than I do, I ordered a 7mm-08 and will go pick it up tomorrow or the next day. I comissioned a co-worker to load up some very light ammo that my kid can start out with.
I also plan to haul this gun in the mountains as a backup for my bow while sheep hunting.
Regarding the optics, I am leaning toward redfield revenge, 3x9-42 because it seems a standard size for hunting scopes. I like that redfield are made in the U.S. and have a good warranty, and it comes in under $200.
I have mostly shot iron sights and archery and I want to make sure this is a decent combo. Anyone have any other advice?