Re: First or worst deer getter
My first 'hi-power' rifle was a Marlin 336C .35 Rem.
It was a great rifle - ~1" patterns at 100yds, but it was certainly 1/4 Minute of Whitetail!!! I was re-finishing the stock and it became a long, forgotten project and the sanding was pretty bad. I sold it on to someone who could fix it up.... .
My HS graduation present was a Rem 700 ADL in 7mm RM. Love that rifle and once i'm back home in the States i plan to have a re-barrel/true-the-action job done on it (as well as puting on a new, more shooter-friendly stock).
"I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.”
— Clint Eastwood