Re: Undecided on a new Cartrige
I've hunted various game with .177 pellet, .22, .22 Hornet, .243, .270, 30-30, 30-06, .300 Win Mag, .32 Special, .338 Win Mag, .375 H&H, 45-70 Gov't., .410, 20, 16 and 12 gauge since age 8 years old, mainly in Texas, Colorado and Wyoming. I've lived in and hunted Colorado continuously since 1974.
My favorite all-around big game cartridge for deer, elk, pronghorn, goats and sheep in the Rockies and on the high plains is the .300 Win Mag.
For moose or bear, I'd go with the .338 Win Mag or the .45-70 Gov't. I've got a Sako .243 set up for pronghorn and coyote.
A fellow couldn't go wrong with an '06 as his only rifle either.
The .300 Win Mag I use is a Rem XCR with a Limbsaver slip on butt-pad to give another inch of LOP. It has no porting or recoil reduction and kicks about like my old P-17.