ORIGINAL: Woods Walker
.358?? What are hunting Cape Whitetail? [;)]
LOL. It seems so. I hunt in the woods and I seldom have a real clear shot without some brush in the way. Shots are close, usually in the 50 - 75 yard range. I tend to go down the "roads less traveled" with gear in general. I like to have something different.
Also, I will say that all but 2 deer I've shot with my 270 and 7mm-08 ran out of sight after I shot them, and I barely could tell that they had been hit. I found them all, and most I could hear fall just within earshot. Shot placement on each couldn't have been any better. They might do the same when I shoot them with the 358, but I'd like to think the knockdown power of a slower, but much bigger bullet will put em down a little closer to where they are shot. I plan on using the 270 for situations I may run into where I'm hunting more open areas and fields. The 7mm-08, while very accurate and joy to shoot, will be my back-up gun when I travel and may need a gun in case my primary firearm gets a dinged scope or an improbable malfunction. I've been hunting with guys that dropped their guns and felt like their scope was knocked off target or the gun itself malfunctioned and they did not have another firearm to fall back on because we were too far from home or at a remote location. I know, too much information.