I would play it safe and buy 1 of each 👍
I have a Savage 220 and it has extremely light recoil. It's also a tac driver. As far as a recommendation for a rifle I love my Sako 308 20" barrel. Easy on the recoil, very light and very accurate.If you looking for a new bolt gun I would go with a savage they light years ahead of remingtion and Winchester. Pumps or levers you will want older models cause Marlin and remingtion making trash right now.
Its all personal taste you hunting a thick swamp no need for a 300 mag. Use a pump gun in 308 or a lever in 45-70. Just as if you was sitting over a cut corn field I would not want my lever in my hands.
Long stiry you want one rifle buy a older model remingtion 7600 in 3006. You can kill every thing
ps my savage 220 twenty gauge kicks harder then my savage bear hunter in 338 magnum with a muzzy break as long as the mags have a break they ok