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personally I don't care for any of the "regular" cartridges only because I like to be different. That being said; being in the military and living in Montana I have a lot of the kids here ask what a good round is for hunting in MT an the 308 is usually one of my first recomendations.
If you already have a 7mm Mag you have probably one of the best rounds/guns to fit your criteria.
One other small point...a 200# man and a 200# animal are VERY different. Humans are whimps! I weigh 275# and if I got shot in my pinky toe I would be admited to the hospital. However, many of us have seen deer feeding with one leg flopping around or animals with bullets/broadheads in them from years past. No/few humans could handle that. I am speeking in general terms; I know of MANY stories of humans doing great/heroic things when SEVERLY injured. I have also heard the rumors that the 223 was adopted in part not to kill the enemy but to only injure, that way you use up corpmen, nurses, doctors etc. I wouldn't doubt it but I have a hard time believing it. I think its ability to be shot easier by the majority of airmen/soldiers/marines (low recoil) and the fact that you can cary LOTS more ammo for the same size/weight were more determining factors.
This is a lot longer that I intended it to be, sorry.
Superlite17, what you currently have is good, if you are looking for an excuse [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] to buy another gun, there are no perfect choices. You just have to decide what is perfect for you. I never was able to decide so I bought a bunch of guns and I'm still trying to decide which one is BEST. My wife just shakes her head.