I hunt what I can locally and have only ever traveled out of state to hunt duck and pheasant, never large game. My big game hunting experience has been limited to local, southern whitetails hunted in timber so I am shooting them close. The truth is unless someone gifts me a winning lottery ticket or I build a business I can sell for a fortune I will probably never travel to hunt big game. That being said, I have been well set for years with rifles adequate for my hunting needs, 30-06, 308, 45-70. Truth be told I am sure I could get by with my .223 for the local deer. I grew up reading stories of trapping in Alaska and hunting in Africa by authors like Ruark and Capstick and have often thought it would be nice to have something like a 375H&H or something else not common here. because of that when I am in a gun store I will often look for something "different" Some years ago I bought a CZ550 in 30-06 and loved it (still have it) I loved the fit and finish and the action and its inherent accuracy. Several months ago I was in my local gun store seeing if there was anything "interesting" and ran across a CZ UHR, which is a 550 only in 300 win mag but built to tighter tolerances and guaranteed to keep 1 MOA out to 600 yards. Unfortunately CZ stopped making that rifle and stopped making the 550 in general. I had zero interest in a magnum, especially a 30 caliber magnum,after all I had a great '06 and a 308. Not to mention I don't need a magnum to hunt bambi at close range. But accurate rifles (especially ones I can work on) have the same affect on me that fast cars have on testosterone laden teenage boys. After waffling for a week or two I pulled to trigger, It was new in the box, sold on consignment, and cheaper by a long shot than any place else I could get it. I have had fun working with it, I bedded it, can shoot under 0.5 MOA at 300 yards and at this point I do not even know If I will use it to deer hunt or maybe I will take up shooting in some local matches instead. In the meantime I plan on working up loads, not because I need to castrate a gnat at 500 yards but because I enjoy tinkering with loads and seeing what I can create. even though being a hunter is a part of my identity, as it is anyone on this forum, sometimes the joy is in the journey, in mastering our tools or creating them.