Well, I appreciate everyone's observations and input on this. I finally decided on a .300 Weatherby Magnum. Fortunately, Santa Clause managed to find one and even included a scope and ammo for my convenience.
After my 200-grain Nosler partition completely passed through and obliterated the backside of a 10-inch diameter tree at 50 yards, the only thing left is for me to practice my shooting. And as far as the recoil, man, what a difference over my 7MM Mag! Not uncomfortable at all, but boy you sure can feel the power.