The .30-06 Springfield 168-grain boattail was my first love. When I graduated to it, my beloved whitetails would take no more than a few halting steps and go down.
I’ve only been to Africa seven times.
My favorite load there is the .338 Winchester Magnum firing 185-grain solid copper boattail bullet handloads. The only change I’ve made over time is to a lighter bullet.
A Marco Polo sheep was the longest shot I’ve made. It was more than a quarter-mile, and I shot a Dall last fall at nearly the same distance. It’s a devastating round when it hits and I like the extra horsepower when in bear country
I just love that .338 Winchester Magnum with the solid copper Barnes X-Bullet. It gives me that same old confidence I had when I started hunting with a high-powered rifle. I try to get as close as possible, but in the mountains sometimes you can’t get very close.