I tried posting this same information on another site and got a bunch of ego and here's the caliber I shoot relpies. My smith is about to start my second semi-custom build. Components are 700 action,Broughton #5 .284 fluted ss 9 twist that will finish up to 26.5 but could drop back to as little as 24,Mcswirly stock, HS detachable bottom metal. I have in mind going with a 7wsm or 280AI but am torn between the two chamberings. My smith has a 7wsm reamer already but it utilizes a 300wsm case necked down. I currently have a 280AI I love dearly but its in a 17lb gun and I want this build to be a go to for medium range work out to 600yds but if the opportuinty presented itself be able to hold its own out a little further. Here's the kicker. I don't want to turn necks and I would like the ability to improvise my handloads if needed while on the road hunting (example would be shooting a standard 280 round in the AI if push came to shove to salvage a hunt) My plan is to use this rifle for deer sized game and the possibility of using it on elk or moose. I would like input from people that have experience building or own rifles chambered in these calibers. Thanks for the help.