I have been an avid predator hunter, mostly coyotes. I use my Ruger American Predator in 6.5 Creedmoor for that.Welcome to AH Hawkeyesatx. First off, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVCE. There are lots of "Ex" G.I.(s) here and more than a few Cops (no slur intended.) Please tell us a little more about yourself as a hunter. Things like what have you hunted in the past, what kind and caliber rifles you own. Do you have any favorite calibers?
Big game here in the States I like to hunt is Whitetail deer, Mule deer, elk, and occasionally moose. Deer hunting I use my Remington M700 BDL in .30-06, and that can double as my elk rifle. For elk, and moose I use my Weatherby Grand Slam in .300 Win Mag.
As of yet, I don't have any heavy calibers, but have had an Interarms Mk X in .375 H&H, and loved that rifle, cartridge combo. That one was more of a push when fired, not the slap like a .300 Win Mag.