All of my rifles are blued with walnut stocks. All are in very nice condition. I have found myself babying them a bit in nasty weather and I will usually check my rifle for scratches before I stop my own bleeding after a nasty fall. So, I've decided I want a do-most-of-it rifle for open country deer hunting, elk hunting and hopefully in the future, a caribou hunt in Alaska and an antelope hunt in Wyoming. For the type of hunting that I do and I want to do, flat shooting and an ability to get through wind are important. I would like to stick to the 7mm or 30 calibers because my current rifles are chambered in 7x57 and 30-06. I figure if I buy another 7mm or 30 caliber, I could use some of the same bullets I already reload in my other rifles instead of buying another caliber or buy additional cleaning supplies. For the 7mm Rem Mag, I'd probably use 140 or 150gr bullets on deer and 175gr for elk. Or, I'd cut the difference and use 160gr for everything. In a 300 Win Mag, I'd probably load 165gr for deer and antelope and 180 or 200gr bullets for elk. Would there be an appreciable difference between these two calibers as far as trajectory and their ability to cleanly take game past the 300 yard mark? Regardless of which one, I'm probably going to end up with an M700 XCR. I've found that the 300 Win Mag is usually priced $150 more expensive than the same rifle in 7mm Rem Mag when I look online. What do you guys think? Is the 300 worth the extra $150?