I am a new hunter and preparing for a Tier 1 caribou hunt this fall, but stuck on which chambering I should get in my first (only?) dedicated hunting rifle. I'll hunt bigger game like moose as my family grows. Is it practical to pick one for caribou up to moose, or should I focus on an efficient cartridge for caribou, then another rifle later for moose?
If one, I am thinking a 300 win mag or wsm. If two, I think I will start with a 270 win or 7mm rem mag; or is a 300 mag better anyways for alaskan medium size game?
I do like the idea of becoming very good with a rifle that can do just about anything, but then again, there are advantages taking an intermediate step . . .