I have looked at other threads and gained a wealth of info on different rifle brands/loads etc. I am pretty set on purchasing a Tikka T3 chambered in either .300 WinMag or an .06. Most of my hunting is usually for deer on Admiralty Island or short hunts for Moose in the Mat-Valley which is where I currently live. I have shot all my deer with .243s, 30-30's and 308, but I would like something a little bigger. I am not interested in "bigger is better" calibers and I would rather not get beat up with the kick. Heres my question: Which rifle has more kick .300 or 30.06 with 180 or 200 grain bullets and how does that compare with the .338. And the second part of that question would be this. Which caliber/bullet grain combination would do the least amount of damage on deer? (Compare between .30-06, .300WinMag, or .338?) I hope those questions made sense! Thanks for your input. For the record, I want a Tikka because I can't afford a Sako and since my family is from Finland (grandfather immigrated) I'm keeping with tradition!!