Greetings from Minnesota. I'm a long time reader, but minimal poster. I'm looking at purchasing a new gun this winter. I'd like to start with a factory rifle and improve upon it as funding is available.
I'm between the Browning Stainless Stalker 300 Win Mag and a Remington 700 XCR 300 WSM
The Browning in the WSM only has a 23" barrel (which seems short...but maybe that's okay - any thoughts on that?). The Remington has a 24" barrel (not a big difference I realize).
Any thoughts on the 300 Win vs. the 300 WSM? ...and any thoughts on the Remington vs. the Browning.
Note - I plan to use it out west hunting elk, so I'd like to use at least a 180gr bullet.