I am new to the forum but you all seem very knowledgeable I am an avid bow hunter for deer. I love it but I have been looking to get a good deer rifle. I have a pistol I would like to trade so Im looking for a rifle around 700-800$. I know the usual remington 700, winchester, savage, they are all good . I guess I just want to know... What is your favorite deer rifle/calibre/scope combo? p.s.-I have owned a r700 VTR and a Marlin 30-30 and I loved them both.