If your still looking for a rifle in 300wsm.
I bought a Browning Micro Hunter in 300wsm and have nothing but good things to say about it. With a 2x-7x 32 Leupold it weights in at 7lbs. I can tote that rifle around any terrain all day and the recoil is very tolerable. I'm sure the tolerable recoil has everything to do with the stock design.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...