I’m a rifle geek. There, I said. You know the first step is to admit you have an issue.
When it came time to buy (yet another) rifle, I had a few desires:
- A cartridge that would support my hunting passions and be relevant for the type of game in my area of the Southeastern United States.
- An affordable solution, both for the rifle itself and for the rifle ammo cost over time. I’m an avid reloader, so I was less concerned about the per-round manufactured cartridge cost as long as components were readily available at reasonable cost. We’ll get more into this later.
- A good long range platform that would allow me to shoot at long distance for fun, science, and long-range competitions.