Hunted with them last year Yort. Eldon and Lionel Tellamonte. Or however you spell it. Would recommend them in a second buddy. If there busy let them recommend a guide for you. They would be my first choice every single time. Hope this helps. Need any other help with the hunt just PM me.
I have to agree to disagree on the copper bullet argument. I shoot a Ruger 06 it absolutely loves the barnes ttsx 150gr. Best patterns I ever got with that rifle. I agree the barrel does get hot much quicker and accuracy drops after 10 rounds. But so far results on critters has been exceptional...
Get him the lead sled field pod. There not that heavy to carry into the woods. He can sit down to shoot it and if your getting a lighter recoiling rifle to shoot it will be fine. I shoot an 06 off of mine and the recoil is substantially less.
Very sorry for your families loss. Judging from the pics Koufax had an amazing 15 years doing what he loved for the person he loved. Very fitting tribute, we have all suffered thru these losses. Never makes it any easier. RIP Koufax.