IS THIS LOAD NECESSARY?
My introduction to the problems of a heavy rifle came in 1973, in a particularly rugged part of Montana. I went there to hunt elk with a custom-stocked .340 Weatherby Magnum of which I was immensely proud. It was about 101/2 pounds with scope aboard. Every day I would do about 10 miles, climbing from 5,000 feet to 7,500 feet, straight up, straight down, sideways at a 45-degree angle, hip-deep in snow, maneuvering through blowdowns, and ducking under limbs.