Exceptional hunting rifle. I originally purchased it for a Canadian Bison hunt, and have harvested two of them since then. But the rifle is so comfortable to shoot that I have used it for elk, where the .338 Win Mag cartridge can reach out and anchor an elk at long ranges. I have harvested an elk with the rifle. I have also used it for predator control (with a guide in Canada), where it will devastate wolves and coyotes at long ranges. Follow-up shots are quick and easy to make, should they be necessary. I would say that this rifle has become my favorite hunting rifle, except that the weight makes it a bit much to carry for days when hiking the mountains. Although mine, with laser scope, weighs just over 10.5 lbs fully loaded, I have an old Winchester Model 100 that, with scope and loaded magazine, weighs 8.5 lbs. Love the BAR II, but wish it weighed less. If it did, I would be a one rifle hunter, using the BAR II for my only rifle. - K. P.
My 300 has awesome knock down power and it is a sweet shooting rifle. I love it, it is the best and will put a hole inlet hole in it the size of a quarter a outlet hole so you can put two fists in it. I wouldn't have any other gun! - D. K.