Being pretty much a beginner and only two years into the sport seriously, I have found the 7mm-08 to be the best rifle I have every had in my hands. I have shot at five deer and four never moved more than 20 feet! the one I missed was a offhand 400 yards impossibility. Bolt action, BSA 4 x 16 x 40 mil dot scope has been my favorite. All the others did the job but lack the versatility of the 7mm-08.
i have seen this question alot. and i have seen and told alot of different answers. i could say .270 up till i got my 30/06. then i could say 7mm. but these are all rifles i love. and love to shoot. well with the exception of the 7mm. kicks like a darn mule. but i would say whatever you are most comfertable with. and squeeze a clean shot with out flinching is the best rifle for you.
p.s if you do go with the red ryder.... wear safety glasses. ha ha.:tongue:
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