I'm getting ready to purchase a new X-Bolt SS and have narrowed the field to the 300 Win Mag & the 30-06. The rifle will be primarily used for white tailed deer with the possibility of occasional larger game as well. I've gone back and forth between these two models several times but haven't come to a decision - which is why I'm here on biggamehunt! I know that either of these are more than capable of meeting my needs, but I want to hear what you guys think. Outside of the obvious caliber difference, why should I choose the 300 over the 06? One concern with the 300 is the 26" barrel. It would probably be a non-issue, but that's 4 inches longer than what I currently shoot.
I look forward to hearing what you all have to say.