This is a one time hunt, and being rather small, the less recoil in the gun, the better.
I have asked my father about this subject before and I don't remember him bringing up any of the calibers you have mentioned, so I shall show him your advise and, of course being a teenager, shall ask questions as to that effect. We already own a 30-06, and, if it should ever fall to that, it shall be for back up I think.
I thank you and everyone else for your suggestions
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