Buying new guns is cool. If that's what you want to do, many of us will help you with that. With that said, Ive watched 6 bulls fall on my last 2 elk hunts. Of those 6, 4 of them were taken with 300 WM, the other 2 were taken with my 7 SAUM. The 300 WMs were shooting Bergers and TTSX, mine were both with Bergers. A moderate velocity 7 with the right projectile is plenty for elk. Neither of mine made it more than a few steps. Shot distances average around 300 yds. I stick to the 2000+ FPS impact velocity and 1500 ft/lbs of energy. Save your cash on a new rifle and upgrade your optics, rings, stock etc.
I've personally witnessed 2 VX3i and a VX5HD lose zero on hunts.
Out of curiosity… by how much did your scope lose zero?I had a vx3i mounted on a 7mm-08. It lost zero several times. Sent it back to leupold and they stated something in the internals of the scope came loose. Took it this summer and never could keep zero once again. Scope is gone now.
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