I am looking for some advice on purchasing my first rifle. I am going moose hunting for the first time and need a rifle that will do the job. I have been doing some research online and talking to people who hunt. As a result I have narrowed my selection down to three. The first would be the 30-06 Springfield... Everybody has said this is the best all round gun and that there is no short of ammunition. The second would be a .308 win... I personally like the idea that this calibre is used as a sniper rifle and they tell me is great for deer hunting.. Finally, I am curious about the 7mm Remington magnum which I know the least about..
My biggest concern is the recoil. I was talked out of purchasing a .300 win mag due to it kick. However I have no experience with rifles. I have never owned or used a rifle. I do own a 16 gauge and enjoy the recoil of it. I have also used a 12 gauge and can tolerate a few shots from it while bird hunting.
If you have any comment or suggestion please feel free to tell me all you know. Don’t take it for granted that I know anything because I don’t. Also, if you could point me in the right direction of where I may purchase a rifle in the Sussex area of new Brunswick that would be greatly appreciated.