With all the debates being started with what caliber and bullet size should I used etc... I'm looking for a new rifle that will be used for hunting and hopefully some long range shooting. I was looking at the 7mm-08 I was thinking I have a few .30 cal rifles and wanted something with a smaller bullet diameter, this rifle will only be used for deer hunting so I'm not looking at the most powerful rifle with extreme knockdown power, I only want something that will get the job done and well. What are your thoughts/opinions on this caliber and for deer hunting how does it stand up. I'm not looking to start an online war with this (insert caliber here) is better or will work better for what your looking at, so lets just keep this calm lol. The rifle I was looking at buying is going to be a savage and I'm not sure on what scope I was going to buy yet so any suggestions for a scope under 400 would also be greatly appreciated. For the scope I want something that I can finger adjust the turrets for windage/elevation and variable power as well. Past experiences with this caliber are also welcome would like to hear what everyone has to say.