So I figure I'd try something new this year - I want to get a semi-auto hunting rifle in a big game cartridge (preferably 30.06+)

I've heard enough gripe about the Remington 742s with their rotating bolt biting into slide rails. What can you all say about others? Benelli / Remington 750 / Browning / Ruger?

Recommendations and blackballs appreciated! :)