Had planned to take my 338 Win Mag on my fall Mtn Goat/Black Bear Hunt. Found out this morning that the scope has scratches and other issues on the internal lenses. I need to send it back for warranty work, which will take up to a month.
I have a 270 Winchester with a great Leupold scope. It is a tack driver. My issue is, "should I find a good 140 to 150 grain premium bullet for my 270 and take it on the hunt or should I take the scope off the 270 and put it on the 338"?? Right now I'm leaning towards putting the scope on the 338 and taking it. I just hate separating a good shooting gun/scope combo. Is the 270 with premium bullets a match for a mtn goat or should I get over it and put the better scope on my 338 (not many brown bears in this area). As you can tell I don't want to buy another scope until I hear back from the warranty guys.