Long Range Hunter asked me, as a new member, to post something which is great 'coz I have a good question... Although I was born in the Outback, nowadays I live in alpine Bavaria in southern Germany. I shoot competitively but it's hunting I really enjoy. Problem? First off, the laws here are so restrictive it's just one long winded hassle, and second sitting up in a forest hide or on a high log seat waiting for folk to push game my way just ain't my cup of tea - in the Aussi Bush you have to go find your own game. Seeing as I'm a seventeen year member of the Pentagon's SAME and seeing as my German wife's family have a home in West Palm Beach I've decided to give up on hunting here and hunt in the USA whenever I am in North America, which brings me to my question. I want to buy a T/C Encore Pro Hunter and two barrels, a muzzle loader for those turkeys in Texas and a rifle for longer range tracking... Which rifle caliber do you folks reckon I should buy for varmint and the occasional bigger beasts hunts? Oh, and thanks for a good site.