Re: .30 cal for deer in the UK
My mate has got a 308 scout for his stalking and its also down for vermin control, he is with Warks.
I have a 270 down for stalking even though i do not have any access to any land, i think 270 is the most well balanced calibre for all species of dear.
If i were only going for the the larger species i would ask for a 30-06.
You should have no problem getting a 308 for dear.