Hi all. Going to be doing my DSC-1 at the end of the month, then investing in a single rifle, primarily for roe. Basically, if nothing comes up second hand that I can't live without I'm probably going to go with the obvious choice of a new .243, probably a Howa. However, just wanting some opinion on how much flexibility I should have regarding caliber when looking at second hand guns.
The primary purpose as I said is deer, however it would be nice to take a few long range foxes as well. I have a .17hmr and .22lr, so I'm alright for vermin control.
I will be reloading, so I would just like a bit of info on availability/cost/choice of reloading bits for various calibers. At the moment I am really thinking .243, .260 6.5x55 and 25-06 are all the possibilities I am thinking about. Haven't really looked too much into the .308+ as I am unlikely to have to take many larger deer, although flexibility is always nice. Space is a real issue, so I am unlikely to be able to purchase an additional rifle down the line.
Any input would be much appreciated. Cheers.