Originally Posted by Bill Sweetman
Why not a .280 , I know they are not so popular anywhere but it IS smaller with less recoil than a 30-06! I am not crazy about the edge , to me its just cheap , although it does go BANG!! thats all thats needed really.Since you sugested the edge $$ seems to be a factor so why not consider a win model 94 in 30-30 or 32spl (sweet old guns...my brother has one in .32spl has killed a TON of deer) or something to that effect.
I use a .280 rem., a stainless Ruger 77, with a Bell & Carlson carbalite stock and a Leupold VX III 4.5x14 scope for deer, its probably my favorite rifle, i wouldnt take any thing for it. I have a .270, a .243, three 30-06s, three .223s, a 22-250, a 25-06,a .338 win. mag., two 300 ultra mags., a .260, a 45-70, a .284, and a 30 gibbs. When it comes deer season i grab my trusty 280.