I have wanted a left hand hunting rifle since I was a boy. I want the rifle for Elk, Mule Deer, Bigfoot, swamp monsters, and anything else that may be eligable down the road i.e. Bighorn Sheep. I have a 25/06 that I dearly love. However, it is going to my youngest son in a little while. It belonged to his Great Grandpa, Does anyone hunt with the Savage 16 Weather Warrior? If so, how do you rate this rifle? I'll be saving for the next three years for a rifle of some make. I believe that the 300WSM will serve m e well out to 350+ yards. I was told that the 165 grn round was the perfect all round load. I have been using Federal Premium ammo in my 25/06 and it has brought home the bacon on several occasions. Any ideas - opinions - advise?????