When I add this up, I default to the 7mm Rem. Mag. for my brand of hunting. Lots of hiking, backpacking, climbing, shooting to 450 yards, maybe 500 yards. This calls for a light rifle. No more than 7-pounds finished and field ready. I’d be set for all North American game plus African plains game right up to 1,800-pound eland. Indeed, over the years my 7mms have handled this stuff. But, were I young and tough and starting from scratch, I might be lured into the .28 Nosler. The additional reach is tempting, but I’d pay the price with a 26-inch, fairly heavy barrel. Short, light barrels just don’t do justice to high temperature, high velocity, high pressure, overbore magnum cartridges.