Alright fellas I need some help deciding on a 30cal to build for elk on down (could be moose someday) and want it to hit like the hammer of Thor. I recently sold my 300 NM and need to give Defiance specs for the action. Please don’t scalp me but I am thinking a NM again but at 24”. My intention for this gun is to be able to carry substantial amount of energy for 1k and in with likely the 230s and do it in a very packable gun. It will be in a lighter weight gun and Bartlein carbon wrapped barrel. I am fairly set on a 24” barrel and any suggestion on the best suited round? The gun will be a hunting rig and not shot routinely so throat wear or cartridge cost doesn’t carry much weight for the decision, I can live with recoil and unburned powder as most magnums will result in at 24”. Also I prefer not to fireform for improved style rounds. Kind of thinking out loud here and typing on a tablet so let’s throw some [email protected]$ on the walls and see what sticks lol.