Go with any respectable quality rifle (Savage, Weatherby, Marlin, Tikka, etc.) that fits you when you shoulder it. Better yet, try to fire some candidates at the range. I would avoid new Remingtons as their quality has slipped the past few years, but pre-Freedom Group models were great. Unless you reload or have money to burn on ammo, I recommend .308 since it is ubiquitous, comes in many flavors and is relatively inexpensive.