Gents, as the title suggests, I have been honored by being included in a family elk / mule deer hunt Oct 2017. That being said I would appreciate those with true field experience to sound off on which has been the best caliber for them. I have a 270 win already but in a Remington 750, but am looking to fill a hole in my arsenal with a bolt action, lightweight rifle (lite ish, I guess). Prefer a synthetic stock to wood, and am looking for 24'' barrel length. I don't know if this will be an every year things, so I am wanting to also use this as a back up to my current rifle in case of malfunction, primary purpose is Whitetail/Hogs. So, with no further ado, inform away.