I’ve killed everything I hunt here with a 45 Colt, then went to a 460 Smith, haven‘t rifle hunted in years and years. But I’m a gunsmith and can tell ya 338 is the most common now, used to be 300WM or 300Wtby but everybody want’s a 338 now. 30-06, 303, 308 or something like is really all a guy “needs” here but what fun is that, don‘t tell my wife I said that ether! Now if I was to take a rifle back out it would be 7mmRUM for way long shots on goat and sheep.
BTW I grew up near Chino Valley Arizona then spent way too long cooking to death in Glendale. Palmer since 2001 and never looked back!