I'm new to the forum (long time reader) and live in Kentucky. I have two rifles I really like, one is a .308 and the other a .257 Weatherby. I wanted something larger for larger game, so I ordered 2 new rifles. The first is a Kimber Talkeetna in .375 H&H, and the other is a Winchester model 70 extreme weather in .300 win mag. I also have a new Leupold VX-3 2.5-8x36 in hand.
I feel most of these rifles cover the same ground with only the 375 really standing out as a step up in rifle. So my questions. For elk and larger would you put the scope on the model 70 or Talkeetna to set up as my large game rifle? I've hunted in the west and know I don't want a 15 pound rifle, but I also understand I could get drawn for an elk tag in Kentucky. I know there may not be a right answer, but what are your thoughts with my options?
I'm also a reloader.