You might be able to find a friend or family member you can "sell" one of the guns too that will let you buy it back a few years later for the same amount. That way they get to use the gun and if you never pay them back they keep the gun. Might be a way to get a loan with collateral and no interest. I know people that have done this.
I was in same situation years ago. I ended up selling guns. I regretted ever since. Looking back, I wish I would have found another way. Either gun will serve your purpose I think equally. Kinda a toss up. If you lived the life out west and lived there, I would say keep the 338, but for the occasional trip, and you living in PA, i would keep the RUM. Maybe overkill for deer, but works just the same. And will easily fit your purpose out west.
I would keep the Remington-when you think about it, you really don't need the recoil associated with the .338WM to hunt the game you mentioned, the 7mm RUM is a much better choice...it's not hard to replace either one of these guns should you choose to do so again in the future, but I think you'll be happier keeping the "lighter" rifle for hunting.
"When you tell a fellow to go to hell, you had better be sure you can get him there."--LBJ
I've thought about that before too. But then I know what I paid for those guns, and have a fair idea what they would sell for. And then when I want to buy them back I've got to pay top $ again. If you really need the money, get a 2nd job or something, but you'll regret selling your guns.
If I had to choose I'd keep the 7mm. For mostly muley's, elk, and caribou it's everything you need. If times are tight, you probably won't be going on a big hunt for moose or bear anyway, and if you do the 7mm would still be enough gun for them.
Thinking back now...If I had sold all my guns at that time or even just one or two it wouldn't have helped my situation that much and I would have been out of alot more than keeping them
Words of Wisdom! I too have been in your situation a few times. I have sold many guns that I can NEVER replace. I didn't help my situation all that much either by selling my guns, I actually ended up selling them for under what the actual value was and it only costs more down the road to replace them. You don't usually gain anything by selling your guns. I know that looking around the house the first thing of "value" is a gun but find something else you don't really need and sell it!
Good Luck! Keep the Faith!
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