First time to this sight and trust me, I'm already hooked. I am sure to become a regular guest.
I have hunted with numerous calibers, rifles, and scopes and have found many suffice, but what about that 1 setup that allows all others to be left in the safe. Well I think to my mind, I may be pretty close with this most recent setup. The requirements are 1 rifle/caliber/scope combo to hunt any huntable game of the world save the Dangerous six of Africa. (Laws and Caliber restrictions)
For me, it is my Remington 700, stainless synthetic, in .300 RUM with a Schmidt Bender Summit 2.5-10x40.
The Remington is a proven, dependable, accurate rifle that in a stainless Trynite finish well stand up to the elements. The 300 RUM shoots fast flat and gives you a 150 grain load for sheep, deer, size game a 180 for just about anything save bear and moose, and a 200 grain A Frame at 3075 FPS for the biggest of Bear and Moose. Lastly the Schmidt Bender to my mind is the best 1" scope made and provides the optics, repeatablilty, durability, and magnification range all one would need.
Im sure many will disagree for me, but for now and the forseeable future this will be the setup I use.