i have seen this question alot. and i have seen and told alot of different answers. i could say .270 up till i got my 30/06. then i could say 7mm. but these are all rifles i love. and love to shoot. well with the exception of the 7mm. kicks like a darn mule. but i would say whatever you are most comfertable with. and squeeze a clean shot with out flinching is the best rifle for you.
p.s if you do go with the red ryder.... wear safety glasses. ha ha.:tongue: