I'm looking to buy a rifle. it will be used to hunt deer and the odd varmint. I also want it to be a fun shooter at the range. I reload. component availability and price is a factor. i want it to have enough killing power up to 500 yards. Thank you in advance! for elk and the like I will get another rig this caliber is strictly for deer as the biggest game being hunted. I was set on a 7mm08. but looking around in sporting good stores brass and factory ammo is sparse. I was then considering the 270win but hesitant because of the recoil.