I have been looking at single shot centerfire rifles and wanted to gather some opinions. I have recently handled three: Thompson Center Pro Hunter; Ruger No. 1 in .308; and a used (excellent condition) Browning 1885 in 30-06. I will be using the firearm for mid-range (200-300 yard) target shooting and, possibly, NY deer season in 2012. I like the idea of the TC - the changing barrels & all. Don't love the stock. I prefer wood in general. The Ruger is very nice. I like the idea of an iron sight gun. Don't know much about this model. Had a Ruger .22 (like some many of us) years ago. The Browning is very nice. Late-1980s manufacture. Pricey - $1,200 Partly because it comes with an old Leopold scope. Also heaviest of the three. Also 30-06. Bit more firepower than I was considering.... Any words of wisdom out there?