Originally Posted by one crazy kid
I have bin looking for a new gun for black bears and mule deer. I am considering the t/c venture weathershield savage axis stainless and the weatherby vanguard. as for caliber I was looking at 300 win mag 7mm-08 or 7mm rem mag. I would like some input on witch of these you guys would suggest.
Id pick the 280 Rem. It does the same thing as the 7mm REM Mag on bears and large deer, but with less ruckus on the shooter's shoulder. Another option is to get a 7mm Mag and handload. You would instantly have a 7x57, 7mm-08, 280 Rem, and the 7mm Mag in one rifle.
I should mention that I have taken more game with the 270 Win than another caliber. It, the 280 and the 30-06 will never be a bad choice for the game you want to shoot.