southern hunter in florida
I have been reading this forum religiously for the past week. I am a law enforcement officer in Florida. Prior to that I was an infantryman in the army. I enjoy shooting. I do not own any rifles at the moment. I plan on changing this very soon. With the help and wisdom of the members on the forum I am hoping to find the perfect rifle for my needs.
I am looking for something to hunt with in the SW region of the US. I will be hunting mainly deer, turkey, hogs, and coyotes. I am looking for something that is light in recoil, closest to the recoil of an m-4 is preferred. I would like to go to the range and be able to shoot 40+ rounds without my shoulder begging for me to stop. I want the rifle to last. The longer the better. I would love to use the rifle for long range target practice. With practice maybe one day kill a critter out to 600 yards.
What caliber would you recommend for what I described?