What do you think? Gonna hear a lot for the 30-06 I bet but, Take a look at the 308. It will do about everything the 30-06 will do. And got to be one of the two because not only versitile but cartridge's they've spawned.
25-06, 270, 280, 35 Whelan
243, 260, 6.8,7mm-08, What's the new 338 called?, 358
That is some awful impressive cartridges! And in my opinion, either one will handle anything in N. Amer.
Maybe a case could be made for the 8x57 too. there's a bunch of good off spring there too.
5.6x57, 6mm, 257 Roberts,6.5x57, 7x57
You have another idea? Throw it out there. I guess a case could be made for the 458Win, lot of good ones off of it.