I'm probably going to go deer hunting for the first time this year. Got my hunters safety course taken care of and just need to get out there and do it. I was wondering if a "Magnum" rifle is really a game changer in the world of deer hunting. I don't remember every other rifle in the various gun magazines turning up as a "Magnum", "Short Magnum", or "Super Short Magnum" which seems to be the case these days. If I take to the woods with a used 30-06 that I pick up at the gun show am I going to be at some type of disadvantage or do people buy Magnum rifles because they want one gun that will kill both a white tail AND an elk, if they every decide that they are going to try for an elk tag and front the coin for such an expedition. I have a strong suspicion that this buying-more-gun-than-you'll-ever-really-need is more often the case than not, but maybe I'm wrong. Let me know.