Re: Are you a modern or traditional rifleman???
Like my user name, I love my 44-40 it's a reproduction, but I love the reaction it gets when you tell people what your shooting at the range. If I don't use that, I'm sporting an M44 Mossin Nagant...kills at one end and cripples at the other, lol. Iron sights of course. I've never shot a deer beyond 30 yards, so they seem fit for the job.
I may break the habit this year by using a Ruger GP100 with a 6" barrel.
I could use a variety of "modern cartridges", but I seem to fall back on those two.
Now if we're talking varmit, I have a custom .223 and .22-250 that wear 6x24x50's that I like to ring the gong with at the Saint Marys sporstsmans club with.
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