Hello, I am trying to decide on what caliber to rebarrel by 30.06. I have a slightly used PAC-NOR barrel around 26" heavy contour with fluting and a B&C M40 style style and Tubb heavy duty recoil lug and ordering TPS base and rings. My question is I am looking at either a 308 which I know is not much difference from the 30.06 or a 300 WinMag but the recoil is what is holding me back. Yes I know I can put a muzzle break on the 300 but I am trying to build a low cost long rang rifle for competition (later down the road) and still be able to hunt and practice without breaking the bank. I already have my plans for my dream rifle but would rather practice and get all the fundmentals down first. Any suggestions?