I've been contemplating which weapon to take on my goat hunt next week so I thought i'd get some opinions on the matter.
1. Winchester model 70 270 shooting 150gr Federal Premium Vital Shok Nosler Partitions. It wears a Leupold Vari-X III 3.5x10x40 and has been coated with Black T and sits in a factory synthetic Featherweight stock painted gray with black webbing. Most of you already know I managed to put a ram and a fair sized moose on the ground using this rifle and both with 1 shot. It's taken a good number of animals for me and is my favorite hunting rifle.
2. Marlin 1895 XLR 45-70 with WWG's Ghost ring rear sight, Bearproof ejector, Williams front red Fire Sight with vented nickel hood and likes Garrett 420 gr Hammerhead boolits. I've never killed anything with it and i'm sure it would do a number on a nice billy.
3. Mathews Drenalin LD bow with Limbdriver rest, Spott Hogg 6 pin micro-adjust sight, 8 ounce B-Stinger on 8" inch shaft and I shoot Victory V-Force V-1 arrows with FOBS and Grizz Trick broadheads. Since I managed to put the sneak on a couple of dall rams on my sheep hunt, i'm reptty confident about getting close enough. My longest effective range would be 40 yards. I haven't killed anything with this either and a goat would be a terrific first animal.
So that's my dilemna, which one do I use to take my first billy?