Re: 300 win mag
I have the exact gun you are posting about 5r in 300win mag with the 26"bbl, and being in Mississippi, my primary target is whitetail. I dont feel like it is too much gun, I shoot berger 210 vld and it shoots great. I have a buddy that has the 5r in 308 and it shoots great too. If 500 yds is your absolute max, and you will only be hunting whitetail then I would go 308. If you will be stretching that max range out farther and could possibly hunt larger game then I would go 300win mag.