Haver Used long action and short action rifles. Seen animals taken down bye all calibairs but wsm like the quick snap kick. But dont like the reload seem have be little slower to feed another round in tube. Even with high quality rifle. Make got road hunter gun. But in mountains I trust my long action. Feeds fast no worrys. And mader to me lost when got your animal down it get ready pack out. And that few seconds of reload can mean your life. Had bears coming for two direction blow shot at there feet put stop. And one case of wolf pack attack. So guess you pick on where you hunt and your style hunting if hunt alone lots are got somone else help watch your back. Hope this helps make your desicion on the long are short action.