(Second post) To reprise my intro post, I have two main hunting rifles: Winchester 70 Classic Featherweight 6.5x55 and Remington 700 BDL 7 mm Mag. I am giving the 7 mm to my brother to entice him to the Rockies for an elk hunt. So I "need" a new rifle. Yes, I know I can kill an elk with my Swede, but it's a little light, and this really is about rationalizing a new rifle. I was ready to get a .338, kill elk far away, and hunt big bears in Alaska. Then I checked the price on bear hunts. Got the dough, but I can take several nice guided elk hunts for the price of that rug, and hunting the wapiti in the Rockies is as good as it gets IMHO. So, this is a "mountain rifle". Light rifle is good--I love the Winchester (late New Haven) and I hear good things about the FN rifles. They do not offer it in 7 Mag, my standard for elk. They do offer .270 WSM, .300 WSM, and .300 Win Mag. Opinions? Actual experience? I'm sure all of the above will kill elk at 400 yards, and I will not take a longer shot. The odd choice is a Weatherby Ultralight, and to get the lightest (<6 lb) I could go with a .280 Remington. Not quite 7 Mag power, but looks like a nice 7 mm round. And that expensive Weatherby looks like the cat's a.. I reload and love to tinker. What say you?