Guess I'll hold this conversation with myself.
Me: well, with the bc of the 7mm bullets if probably go with the .280.
Self: I thought about that but have recently found it harder to find accessories for the ruger action. So I'm leaving towards the .308 since its on a 700 action.
Me: Have you looked for anything with a touch more horsepower should you ever decide to shoot farther out go after larger quarry?
Self: Yes but what should I be looking at in this case?
Me: Maybe a 300 win mag.
Self: Great idea man. I know where there's a model 70 for a great price and it will be easier to find more stuff for as well as net the versatility needs you might encounter. Not to mention that ammo is actually cheaper than the 280 and easier to find.
Me: Thanks for all the help self and also for having a talk with the nice gentleman at the gun so that I'd also into long range shooting. That was very insightful.