Originally Posted by theicemanmpls
More deer have be taken with a 30/30 then all others combined.
Not sure if that is 100% true, but I would also look at a .30-30. There are so many flavors of vg standard calibers. You may be able to find a different caliber such as a 6.5x55, 7x57 or 8x57 that will take deer and larger without issue. Calibers are like ice cream w/ more than 31 flavors. I really want a .257 Roberts next.