Originally Posted by skullcrusher
If you ever think you may in the slighest bit have the chance to ever go west or north for larger game like elk, moose or mule deer, I say hold onto the rifle. There are several rifles that you can get in a more appropriate caliber for your usage for less than $500. Most notably is the Marlin XL7 that is now available in several calibers for your yardage and small deer. JMHO.
that's good advice. you may not need it now but if you ever get that chance to do some long range shooting or go out of state for bigger farther away game you'll be glad you kept it.
better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
(and from your signature i see that you still have your .243 and a 20 gauge so you're still good to go for your area)