Hi everyone, I'm look to get a new rifle that I want to use for Elk, Deer, and possibly Black Bear that I can use at really long distances and I don't know what to get. I know I don't want a 300 Win Mag because I bought one, granted an older one and it just killed my shoulder. I would really like something that can routinely drop an elk at a minimum of 500 yards but didn't know what the best option would be? Perusing through various threads, I noticed a lot of people often talk about accuracy being the primary concern but I'm not very worried about that since I shot expert in the Marine Corps, where we would fire out to 500 yards unsupported with open sights. I would like to be able to shoot for fun at long distances too, if possible but don't know for sure if there is a rifle that will do everything I want. I was thinking about a 308 but didn't know if it would be better to go for something like a 300 WSM or 7mm Mag. I know there are a lot of 30-06 lovers out there but I do like to be a little different. I reload so I'm not too worried about the cost of ammo since it should be pretty cheap once I get the components. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thank you very much.