That is alot like asking what the best color is or which is the best pick-up truck. You will get more answers than you could ever imagine. It all depends.
List is too long to mention. Basically you just go out and buy a firearm that feels good and fits your budget. I recommend you consider the ammunition costs and make sure that fits your budget as well. Practice is the key to hitting your target. The firearm is almost secondary.What is the best gun to use for deer hunting?
What else besides the 30-30 would be good?
Man, that's strange. Is the population density that great in indiana?Here in Indiana this will be the first year we are allowed to hunt with a rifle, and only if they are chambered in a legal pistol caliber, 357, 44, 45LC, to name a few. So from my neck of the woods Id have to say historically speaking anything that will propell a sabot.