I'm researching some ballistics info for this trip to Canada.
My favoured stalking rifle is my Sako 75 in 25-06 but if I go for a black bear hunt the received wisdom is 180gr in .308. Well my .308 is a Remington 700 PSS with a PES T12.
I don't think I can get anywhere near this with the 25-06 for punch. I have used 100gr Nosler BT's for everything up to fallow but this is a different kettle of fish.
My Remington was built for prone, medium to long range shooting. I'm not sure it's something I want to cart round a woods all day. However I've used this rifle extensively with 175gr Sierra Matchkings and it does have the advantage of making me supremely confident to hit the spot I need to. However I'm not sure about how Canada views moderators. I know they are a difficult item in the US.
Loads to research but I guess the first step is to see if any of you chaps know how close I can get to my beloved 175gr SMK's for weight and BC in .308 in the UK.