Thanks for the insight all. I have settled on the caliber and rifle as a matter of fact. The 270 just makes sense for deer and black bear. Nearly as flat shooting as my 300 was and kinder to my shoulder.
Also the rifle of choice kinda took me by surprise. I checked out one of the fn herstal made Winchester model 70 and it just screamed buy me. As for me the fit to me and the finish is superb. It looks great has a good trigger the action is very smooth and just plain feels good to me. Any one know anything about these rifles made by fn with the pre-64 style actions?