Originally Posted by Tnhunter
Since you already have that 7/08 and are wanting something with a little extra, I'd go for the .300 in a SM configuration. Depending on which model you chose (I'd go with a BLR or a M70 FW) you might end up with a rifle more compact than many 30/06s and with a bit more punch as well. Either of those rifles would also likely be shorter than your Tikka, actually.
You are exactly right. My gun dealer and I went thru the inventory today and the Remington R5 .300 and the Remington Sendero .300, both with 26" barrels, have moved to the forefront. I like a heavy gun and those two fit the bill. You guys are helping alot and I appreciate it! By the way, I am a bowhunter and handgunner. This will only be the third rifle I have purchased in my 55 years. If you ever need advice with a handcannon, I'll be honored to repay this favor.