I chose the .308. Mainly because it's the closest thing on the list to the 7mm-08 which is what I would actually choose. I'm primarily a .30-06 guy but if I'm buying a rifle just for use in PA I don't need an '06. I think the 7mm-08 is ideal for all around work in PA and that makes the .308 a close second. The '06 is a good all around gun but the problem is there is always something better it seems. Out west you're better off with a .270 or a 7mm mag. Up north in the Moose woods you're better off with a .35 Whelen or a .338 WM. Bear over bait a .45-70 seems to be the ticket. On and on it goes. The .30-06 is right for the guy that wants to do this stuff but he doesn't want to have to own an arsenal.