If you do end up looking for a good deer gun, its hard to beat the savage trophy hunter XP from budsgunshop.com. I have about 460 in mine plus the DROS and its a great little gun. Detachable box mag, Accutrigger, free floating bbl, and synthetic stock. I painted the stock to look a bit better than plain black, or you can get the wooden version if you want a nicer looking gun although a bit heavier. You can get them from .223 up to .300wm and maybe larger but I have never seen them. The model 16 in the same series is the stainless and a bit more money.