So I am purchasing a new rifle next Saturday. I think I have finally found something that fits (physical and financial). I had my mind set on .30-06 but the model I am looking at also offers a .308. I am looking at the Ruger Hawkeye SS. This will be first "large" caliber rifle for caribou and maybe moose. I am 5'2 (woman) so some of my concern is recoil (and accuracy). I know there are alot of factors about .308 vs. .30-06. For some reason the place I am looking, the .308 is about 1" smaller, but both have 22" barrel.
It seems either .308 or .30-06 will do the job. My next rifle is probably several years away, so this one has to be the all around gun for a while.
In the end I might be over thinking this...Thanks for the help!