For many years our deer populations have been very high. I didn't mind, and in fact intentionally, handicapped myself in my choice of firearm. Now our DNR has managed the herd and also managed the Timberwolf population. All of a sudden getting a deer has become a challenge once again. This is a great excuse for a new rifle. While much of the shooting is close, two of our better stands have opportunities out to 200 yds.
I have a 308 length action on hand which limits my options somewhat. I am thinking a 358 Winchester with a 20 inch barrel - stout but easily handled in a tree stand. There are 14” twist barrels in #4 contour readily available. It is my intention to use loads in the 1800 - 2000 fps range. I have not selected a mold yet.
I would like to hear your thoughts and experiences before I spend the money.