I have to agree with Steve. I think that the 7mm-08. has to be one of the finest deer cartridges out there.ORIGINAL: Everyday Hunter
Shaman's advice about reloading is good. I'm a handloader, but if it were me I wouldn't reload for just one caliber.
If you have the money for a new rifle, my advice is to get the 7mm-08. It will do everything you want it to do. I have recommended it to lots of people, and every one of them have loved it. Mine is a Remington Model 7 stainless. If I could have only one rifle, I think that would be it.
I tried for years to buy one off my friends dad. When he passed, he willed the rifle to his son, thus eliminating any chance I would have to buy it. So I bought the next best thing, my buddies 7600 .308.