Which caliber should I choose for semi-long range deer/sheep hunting out to 500-600 yards: 7mm08, 6.5 x 55 Swede, .260 Rem or possibly the .270 Win. I want a cartridge with mild recoil and so I'd rather not choose the .270, plus it has a limited offering of long range bullets. I will be getting the rifle in a Tikka T3 action so any benefits of having a short action from the 7mm08 or the .260 rem are negated. Also, I will reload for the rifle so I will be able to extract the full potential from each cartridge. I've looked at all the ballistics charts I can and just would like some real field experience. If you had to pick one of THESE cartridges which one would you choose and why.