I have never owned the other calibers you mentioned but I had a 7x57 that my wife shot years back and it was a great caliber in my opinion. Light on recoil but had was good on game with handloads.
That's one gun I should have kept
As the allure of hunting big whitetails becomes more and more a passion for many, we are finding that the recent (historically speaking) popularity of hunting deer from a tree stand is becoming the way to do it. I'll make no statement either for or against that technique here. This will be simply an essay on what I feel are some outstanding rifles for tree stand use.
Before we go even one more step, let's all remember that safety is first and foremost for anyone wanting to hunt...