I wish more manufacturers would take this into account. I also seem to find that more and more left eye dominant/right handed shooters exist but have a difficult time using a left handed stock because of right handed dexterity. I personally have this "Amazing Anomaly" myself. Ambidextrous stocks with right hand bolt seem to be far and few between. I have learned to adapt over the years to almost any right handed stock and can shoot just about any rifle brand but it would be nice to see more ambidextrous stocks on the market.You think you could put in a word for a left-handed-right action stock option or at least stock with a more ambidextrous contour.
I’ve got 3 adult onset hunting buddies, looking for their first rifle, who are all cross eye dominant.
You'll never capture the pedantic engineers with a unit mismatch like that.With my belief that value is the intersection of price and performance, here is how I approached both those intersection variables.
Yup. In my opening post, I tried as much as I could to provide some preface as to the goals of the project, as experience on this and other forums tells me that nothing brings out opinions more than discussions of rifle and cartridges. As seen here, many are happy to share opinions, whether they've considered the goals of this project, or not.Wonder if BF expected these type of replies? Probably
Well, I have hunted with one and I’ll take it all day long over the creed if I had to choose one. I have em both. So, luckily for me I don’t have to worry about it.Apparently you’ve never hunted with one. It’s funny how the creed isn’t thought of as a hunting cartridge and yet the 6.5x55 has been killing moose in Europe for a very long time. Compare the ballistics of the two and you’ll see that they’re very similar.
If we can get enough people wanting the 7-08, maybe they can release a limited edition “Big Fin Special” in 7mm08. It is easy enough to manufacture, and they do want to sell rifles..I will add my vote for a 7-08 as the 5th rifle. Strictly for our family a 7-08 will be the next rifle we buy. It would be nice if this package was an option for us.
Now for those wondering why a 7-08 is the next gun. Living in Ca. where buying ammo is a huge problem and finding non toxic ammo that our guns like is also a problem. We have narrowed our caliber choices to make it easy.
7mm Rem mag for longer ranges and larger animals. All of the adult males have a 7 mag
30-06 because almost all of us started with one and they work great.
7-08 because that is the short action caliber I picked 25 years ago and now the younger hunters and females shoot 7-08 and I hunt with mine some also. I don't want another caliber and I have a grandson who just got his license. His brother has a 7-08 and he will also get a 7-08. Makes life a lot easier when loading or buying ammo if you narrow it down to a couple of choices for every shooter.
Not much we can't hunt with the guns we have.
Also with a scope of that quality on a "package gun" there is nothing the average hunter would ever need to change.
That's why you aren't the targeted buyer, you have too much information and too many in depth opinions already. I'm probably not the target buyer either since I've been hunting since I was a small child and also have my own opinions and built in nostalgia.I for one will not buy a gun/scope package. That is not enough scope for me. Its a nice short range scope but if it was a 4-14 or 3-15 I'd consider it for sure. A 24" barrel on the 7mm is NOT enough barrel length in my opinion. 26" would be a minimum for the 7mm and probably the 300 mag but I'm not as familiar with it yet. FYI the last 7mm barrel I put on is 28" and it really makes the caliber perform. We all have our personal preferences, these are mine for what it's worth