First rifle I ever bought was a Marlin 336 in 30/30. Brought down quite a few deer over the years with it. Am trying the Model 7400's older cousin this year, a Remington Model 740 in .244 caliber. No, that's not a typical graphical error there. That's right, I said .244. It just never caught on like the .243 did years ago. Now the round is sold as 6mm Remington. It's hotter than a .243 leaving the barrel at a screaming 3100 fps.
The 740 is as old as I am. My grandfather bought it the year I was born. Can't wait to see how well it works on a deer!