So I will preface this by saying that I am not from Texas, I worked in Midland/Odessa for about 2 years. I loved Texas, just did not like that area I loved Lubbock and San Antonio though and now that I am in the Gulf, I kinda miss the wide open spaces where I could stretch out.
Anyhow, I live in MS and there aren't a lot of "Gun Guys" that I know. Sure a bunch of them have "Daddy's Ought-6", but there isn't much of a customization or shooting scene. I can't think of a single gun range in the whole state. So I look to you guys for a lot of knowledge. I have 2 questions..
1. What would the ultimate all-around cartridge be for mid-range(4-600) shooting, and still be good for medium-sized game? I'm asking in relation to several factors. Availability(off-the-shelf or handloading), reliability, recoil.
2. I ask this just for giggles, what would your preferred 1,000 yard cartridge be?
Thanks ahead of time.