I do not hunt but I've always heard that a 270 is one of the best all around cal you can buy . It's big enough for larger game and small enough not to be over kill . It's just a good all around caliber to have if your only going to have one hunting rifle .
I may have mist it but what's your budget including scope . The rule is you spend as much on the scope as you did on the rifle .
Also go to the big store check out the feel of all the guns and go back to your little store and have him order the one you want