I hope you find that for which you are looking. You're a good sport Alex; so, I'll play. I sold my 300 WM Kimber Ascent a long time ago. I decided having my wife hit me in the face with a cast iron skillet once a week was less painful than shooting 20 rounds out of that rifle once a week. Sure, I can only eat soup now; but, it is less painful.Too true! Your buddy is right and I expect copious hazing from this post. I know people have strong opinions on this topic but I bolstered the courage to make the post and see what’s out there.
You want a mean lightweight fire breathing dragon, then look at the new Weatherby Backcountry 2.0 in 30-378 or 300 weatherby. 99 grains of powder and a 200 grain pill would let you're holding onto something buttercup. $140 per box for 30-378 in Sportsman's but at least it's easier to find than .300 win mag right now. Look at the Bergara Premier Mountain 2.0. You can get a .300 win or 300 PRC in that lightweight.