I'm relatively new to big game hunting (lifelong upland and waterfowl hunter) and I'm looking to step into a higher powered rifle for elk hunting. I already have a .270 BAR, but felt somewhat under-gunned on my first elk hunt a year ago.
Currently I'm anticipating that elk will probably be the biggest game animal that I'll go after, but would like a gun that would give me the flexibility to go after larger North American game in the future. I'm not a ballistics expert, but I like guns that have a flat trajectory. I have been leaning toward the 7 mm Remington, but am more than open to suggestions.
Also I’m a bigger guy (6’ 4”) and some guns don’t fit me very well. I’ve had spacers and recoil pads added in the past, but I am apt to choose a gun based on how it feels on my shoulder in the store, because I feel that if it doesn’t feel good it probably won’t shoot good. This is pretty nitpicky, but if there’s another big and tall shopper out there that has any helpful suggestions I’d really appreciate it.
Thanks for taking the time to read and respond to my post.