I am looking for a new left handed 300 Win Mag. I currently have a left handed Ruger (I don't want another) and a 700 SPS Varmint (with an HS Precision stock). The three I've found online are:
Model 700™ SPS™ Synthetic Left Hand
Centerfire Rifle Lefthand - Model 700 SPS Synthetic LH - Remington Centerfire Rifles
It looks like this rifle, unlike my SPS Varmint, does not have a heavy barrel.
TIKKA T3 VARMINT
Tikka T3 Varmint
Savage Model: 116 FLHSS
Savage Arms Firearms > 116 FLHSS
Which one should I get? Is there another better option that I haven't found online? I am familiar with the Remington and Tikka, but don't know much about the Savage. I am not looking to get anything custom or expensive, just an out of the box rifle with some minimal modifications.
The purpose will be big game hunting (elk, Nilgai). I won't do much bench shooting with it, I have my 308 for that.
Also, is the 300 Win Mag the best all around cartridge for larger game?