Rob, Like I said in before brother...I've came up w/ a 270, then bought my Steyr 7-08...and I'm gonna buy the 7-08 barell fer my Thompson Pro-Hunter next...Don't think i'll ever retire my Steyr but I love my thomson also!!! It's like choosing between a blonde, brunette, or a red head (or if you're into Brittnay, a baldie):moon:letsdrink
I also shoot a 7-08, LOVE IT. The best caliber for you is the best rifle that you can afford to shoot!!!! 30-06 easy to find ammo at descent prices, 270mag, expensive as hell! that in my opinion is the deciding factor.