I am in the market for a new encore rifle barrel for deer hunting in south bama. I want something lite and accurate. I am leaning towards getting a 20-22" heavy barrel in 7-08 from the custom shop. If weight turns out to be an issue, I will get the barrel fluted. I would think max shots will be around 300 yds. How does this combo sound? Or should I just get a factory heavy barrel in 7 mag or 300 win? Any suggestions appreciated.