I find this family of cartridges including the parent case (308) from which they've been designed from......to be perfectly adequate for anything in North America. A little touch of case taper, a short cartridge, a modest shoulder angle.........and these are the smoothest functioning cartridges (by design) around. Of course they they offer less velocity than most of the modern and latest/greatest cartridges, but is it enough of a handicap to not consider them and treat them as equals in the world of practical hunting cartridges? If you aren't speaking on behalf of the cartridges mentioned, please create another thread. If you have a story to share regarding one of the cartridges and your hunting experiences with them........then fire away.
223 not scooting across 50 mph winds above the arctic circle? answer: 243 winchester
want an ultralight rifle for everything deer or sheep and have similar ballistics to the highly regarded 270 winchester? answer: 260 Rem. or the 7mm08 Rem.
Want to do it all? answer: yup that's right....the 308 grandaddy, not to mention the bullet selection for the 308 caliber
Want an ultralight mountain rifle (with decent selection of long range bullets) where bears may come into camp? Answer: 338 Federal
Want to thrash through brush for moose, bear, caribou and pack enough power for a bear encounter? Answer: 358 Winchester (of course....my favorite).
Every year....some Alaskan folk do it their way, just view the pictures on this forum. For example, shooting bear and moose with every single cartridge of the 308 family. I'll never forget the picture of that massive bull moose from last season that a guy shot with his 7mm08 Remington, or the stories of grizz put down with a 308. No need to heckle the discussion with crazy ballistic technicalities, no need to over think.......just share your stories of hunting success and why you chose one of the cartridges listed above.