Nothing much anyone shoots around here. 223, 17, 350 Legend, 7.62 in weird shieitt, other weird sheet, and elephant . Nothing much of anything, if at all in .243- 338WM
I did pick up a couple boxes of 20 ga 7 1/2 in SW - Anchorage -yesterday for under $9 each. Limit was 5, but two boxes will last me thru the Biden admin probably! Shelves were awfully bare there, practically empty at Cabelas. Lots of GI's wandering around both stores....forlornly...
SW here in Soldotna has nearly full shelves of above "no-body uses" stuff.
Burned 60 rounds thru 7 rifles various flavors and loads (recorded) at Cooper Landing range on way home, tho. Any of them can go hunting now. Some guns and loads more favored. Considering several were sighted in last year at this time for hunting season then put in storage, it surprised me that they needed adjustment. Not much- a couple inches.
The RU tanger in .338WM, last shot 14-15 years ago just kept putting those 250 gr Hornady RN reloads into the same damn square inch.... right where it did then. I kinda like that gun! Pretty sure the caribou aren't going to. Its likely to be backup for the aperture sighted 94.
The 725 in 260 did well too with 3 rounds each factory Corelokt and Fed Premium 140s going into the same ragged hole, right where the Corelokts went last year. Not so well with Remington Premium match 140, or SIG Elite 130. I can live with that. Bigger 3 shot groups, and about 5 inches higher than the "good" stuff.
The Win 70 fwt 7 Mauser seems to prefer Federal blue-box 175s over anything in 140. Still acceptable groups 2 in or under for most hunting, , but not as good as I'd like, with either. Sometime this winter I'll relieve the barrel channel from it's full length bedd, see if that helps. And maybe some reloading for it, using once fired brass, neck sized.
And get my reloading stuff set up again. I think wife is done "remodeling" after 3 years of it!!!!