Originally Posted by dabbson
I will be using it for oyte/deer hunting anywhere from 100-400 yards.
Dabbson, the caliber will work fine as long as you use the proper ammo and remember shot placement. the only concern that really comes to mind about your choice is the varmint barrel. these will add about 1-1.5 lbs. to the rifle over the weight of a sporter style barrel. will really depend on your style of hunting. if doing a lot of walking, that rifle can weigh between 9.5-10.5 lbs. that's a lot of rifle to lug around all day walking. not trying to talk you out of it, just pointing out some of the realities of a varmint type rifle so you are aware of what you are wanting. personally, i like heavy barreled rifles, and have several, and the lightest weighs 9.5 lbs., and the heaviest weighs in at 13.5 lbs. so they are not light. the rifle you have chosen is a very good choice.