Re: .300 win. mag. vs. .325 wsm.
I don't reload and the intentions are for whitetail, and black bear as of right now. I would like it to pull double duty if i decided to go elk hunting also. Just some friends told me to look at magnums as far as the reason bullet drop and knock down power on bigger game. I was originally planning on a .308 or .30-06 but i would like to see what others think. I have been putting off buying a new rifle for along time now because i would like a good all around riffle that could be used on big game or at least what i consider big game (moose,elk,caribou) and for whitetail and black bear.
I know their is always the option of buying another rifle if needed a larger caliber but i would prefer to already be familiar with the rifle from other field uses.
Seems like some are not a big fan of the .300 win mag? is it because of the kick? or also the long action on a lever action rifle? I have never actually shot one just one of the calibers suggested by a friend.
just looking for info guys and what you think would be the best route