Buy a 7mm, you won't regret it... and don't be afraid of the word, 'magnum' in the name.
There's the wsm...
Being new to this site I don't want to pi$$ anyone off but why go with the 7mm when you can get a 280 to do the same thing with less powder and less recoil? Ill shoot my 280 against anything out there. Whats the point of a magnum? Shoot what you shoot well and put the bullet were its supposed to go. Lights out.
I have personally witness very high impact velocities with low amounts of meat damage. Barnes bullets are particularly good for avoiding excessive damage to the meat with high velocity impacts, due to the bullet's construction.
my 280 shoots 140 grain nosler accubonds at 3100FPS. there isn't a 7 mag at the range that shoots faster then that. Three guys have sold there 7's and went to the 280 and they love them. Not trashing the 7 mag but I just don't see the point. I have owned two of them and didn't mind them but just wasn't a need for all the extra powder.
I'm working up a load for my 7 Mag right now and am shooting 180 Bergers over 3000 fps. Haven't reached max yet and will likely end up around 3050 fps with the big 180s. With that bc at that speed, there isn't much that can touch it.
Wow, were getting into picking some mighty small nits here. You could argue that any of about 30 different calibers in any good quality rifle that fits would fit the bill. Most of this is just personal opinion anyway. I sort of like the .375h&h or .338 win for up here.