Guys, I have drawn a once-in-a-lifetime sheep tag here in Montana and as I was preparing a good load for my BLR in .308 it blew up on me. I've sent it back to Browning to find out why -- the load was under max and the barrel was clean. Now, I am pondering what to pack into the Pryor Mountains for sheep. I have a BLR in .358 but it is a little heavy and kicks like a mule. I also have Marlins in .35Rem, .375Win, and .45-70. I've had several Handi-Rifles through the years and I am wondering if I shouldn't pick up one just for this hunt. Getting a .308 makes the most sense because I have so much brass, bullets, etc... But I am open to options. I also have dies available for .30-06, .270. and .243. I want something light and quick. A .280 sounds attractive but would be more of an investment once I bought dies and components. What thinkest thou?