I have a 7 rem mag that I shoot comfortably out to 500 yards or so for big game hunting. I am looking for another rifle to span the gap between a 223 and 7mag. My goal would be to use this rifle on light skinned game such as deer or antelope ethically out to 300 yards minimum. I do reload but prefer to avoid obscure calibers. I've been looking at .243 but keep looking at a .308 for some reason. I know, I know...wrong direction in many ways. Thoughts please, I am limited to internet research and reloading manuals for advice at this point. Your expertise is greatly appreciated.
Your going to get a ton of opinions on this subject!
Mine: 243 because it is just enough larger than a 556 and just enough smaller than a 7mmRM. The 6mm has decent deer sized game bullets and the 243 has enough velocity with 100 - 105 grain bullets to shoot to 500 yards easy with those bullets.
That said there are a ton of calibers just on the 308 case that would work fine.