if all your going to be hunting is whities then all you really need is a 6mm, .25, or a 6.5mm bullet, probly not much over 100 or so grains. 243 win, 6mm-06, 240 wby mag, 25-06, 25wssm, 257 rob, 257 wby mag, or the 260 rem. my personal choice of that list is the 257 wby mag. if a weatherby is a little rich for your blood the 25-06 is just about right.
Accuracy. What an incredible way to give yourself a true advantage.
Go to your club and get a bunch of guys together - and put a target out there at 250 meters. Break out the deer rifles and see who can shoot a decent group, even off of the bench, at this distance. I think you will be shocked at how few can do it.
So - with that in mind, I recently set out to try to develop a semi-custom rifle that I could afford and that would shoot - repeatedly - at MOA.
I started with a platform that I love...