Best friend started using an X-Bolt 7MM "Mangleum" exclusively last year at age 74. Touts it as the Hammer of Thor with all deer shot DRT. Used BAR .'06 for years, but wanted something that was more accurate and had more reach here and in the Rockies. Think he found both in the "Mangleum".
Part of the time this season I stepped down from a .280 to a 7MM-08. Really enjoyed it. Kills ranged from 140 to 180 yards. Plan to reach back into storage and resurrect a 6MM in preparation for a few hunts this coming fall. The .280 is still the main most sword taken to battle, but an aging shoulder appreciates the softer touch of milder loads.
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