My research and options have led me towards a 7mm-08. Seems like a good combination with a 270 and is a light shooter as well. I can always add a muzzle brake
and limbsaver to make it shoot a little lighter and possibly getmitmdown near a 243 from a recoil perspective. The 25-06 is tempting but it has similar advantages and disadvantages to a 270.
Now I just need to find out which eye is my son's dominant eye. I am a righty but shoot lefty because of I am left eye dominant.
I am leaning towards a Ruger M77 but also considering an x-bolt as I have a soft spot for Brownings. But I like the added weight on the Ruger to make it softer shooting.
Any other thoughts from anyone?