I hunt in North and South Georgia. All of the deer I've killed are within 80 yards, and most of them within 50 yards. I hunt with a 270 and a 7mm-08 and both are accurate, great-shooting guns. I just think a different gun would be more suitable for the close-range shots that are generally available to me, but my hunting partner indicates he doesn't want to be limited by range if a longer range shot is available. Maybe I'm just trying to find an excuse to get another gun. What do ya'll think?