Not to brag or anything, but i am sooooo excited! I just ordered my riflle today. I have to wait the 10 day waiting period and then its off to the range. I went ahead and bought a 300 Remington Ultra Mag with the synthetic grey wood stock and the Stainless Steel Barrel. After hours of researching any and all caiber and ballistics data i realized there is no right answer. It's all about what you want to shoot and are interested in shooting at the time of your purchase. I have shot a 30-06 all my life and had excellent results with it. I just fell in love with this caliber, its ballistics, and the versatility this caliber offers with larger big game animals like Elk, Black Bear, Brown Bear, Carribou, Moose and long shots on sheep. I have some plans to eventually take this gun on a few Alaskan trips (nothing even close to being planned yet) in the future, and i just wanted to get started by getting this gun. I cant quite afford the Leupold yet, but I've got time.