How about .280 Remington?
Local guy is selling a Tikka M695.
I'd like something milder than .270 win or .30-06. I have a Garand and I think that's about my upper limit for recoil. I don't like my friend's Mosin much. So I do want an intermediate caliber. OTOH, .308 and .30-06 projectiles with a 190 or 200 grain weight have a higher bc than anything in .243. Maybe it's worth the pounding?
I am getting into reloading, so after collecting some brass and projectiles it wouldn't be too hard to keep feeding it.
I might be interested in hunting west coast white tail, but we actually have more elk around here than deer.
Lots of choices. It's almost aggravating.
"Jeez, man, what's another word for 'stupid?'"
"Tactical." -Tom Servo
Marlin 795, 795ss, 39A Mountie, CZ-455 American, CZ-452 Scout, CZ-75 Kadet, AOM160 M1 Carbine, USGI M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, Dan Wesson PM7 1911