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I wouldn't worry about the Browning BAR not functioning, as long as you're using factory loaded ammo or don't mess up when reloading your ammo.

The .243 sounds like a good choice for your stated purpose, maybe a teensy bit weak for larger game. I wouldn't use it for elk because of the light bullet.
And 6mm is using the same bullet as .243, so no point in buying any of those instead.

If you go up to 6.5mm (.264) or .270 there wouldn't be to much added recoil for the lighter varmint bullets (or not at all if you selfload), and a 140 GR bullet (9g) in a 6.5x55[^] is the absolute lowest level allowed for shooting moose here in Sweden. And Grizzly isn't around in Arizona last time I checked.
Bigger guns would have more recoil or a curved trajectory, so no recommendation from me.

The 6.5x55[^] would normally be a recommendation as a general purpose rifle, but availability might be a problem for you. Ammo wouldn't though if you plan to reload, both bullets and gunpowder is standard, it's just the casing that might be problematic.
And if you reload, don't buy cheap cases, it will be expensive in the end.

You don't really state how you will be using the gun.
Will it be mostly target shooting , or will you bring it on the trail. Then weight is important.
Do you want it easily accessible in your car? Then size is important.
Do you want it to look pretty on the wall, or are you going to bring it around in any weather? Then the materials are important. (Possibly not an issue in Arizona though)
People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.

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