When I was young and poor, I hunted and target shot with my rifle, my only rifle, a 270 win. I then accuireded a 300wby and for a bunch of years, that was my rifle collection, rimfires aside. I had a feel for each rifle and I never missed a shot, was fsat as lightning to get on target and life was grand.
Well now I am older and silghtly less poor, and have accuired a bunch of rifles, many different actions, action styles, calibers....you get it. I still have a few that I grab when I want to hunt something specific, but I feel like I have to think about the ballistics of each gun now, and I wonder, was I better off with a few rifles that I was very familiar with?
I still find my 270win although a different one, my go to deer gun and I have been using a 257 wby and 300 rum as they are real close balistically, but if I grab a rifle that I have never killed anything with I feel like it is unproven to me, all of my guns are in top shape with good glass, triggers, and stocks, but it still leaves me questioning them. I go so far as to put a note on each as to where it is sighted and what load, when it was checked for zero.
then of course reloading for multiple guns in the same caliber......ugg
anyone else have that problem?
do you just own a bunch of guns and hunt with a few?