300 H&H vs 375 H&H vs 35 Whelen
I have been without a bolt gun for sometime now, and since my wife has joined me deer hunting, I have set up my little 1894 44 mag with a fixed Burris 4x for her to use.
I was thinking about 1 bolt gun to do it all, from deer, to big bear, and another possible African hunting safari. I am partial to big bullets and a 35 caliber seems like the ticket. The latest fast steping magnums just don't do it for me.
The 3 listed above seem to have the attributes in a wide range of usable bullet sellection, caliber , and velocity. Also open sights are a must, even though it will be scoped. I cannot fathom why anyone would want a rifle without irons for backup. Also, this rifle will only be used with my own ammo, that I assemble.
Anyone have any thoughts concerning these three? Recoil characteristics? Experience in the field with them? Suggested rifles currently in production for the listed calibers?