So I was out hunting last night and was thinking: the rifle I use currently has put a whole lot of meat in the freezer, but I know that I cannot place anywhere near the top of an iron sighted turkey shoot. Misses on deer are few and far between - higher/lower/forward/back hits are more common, though. This line of thought brought me to this: what are the real differences I should be aware of between hunting and target requirements of a rifle and its attributes with respect to repeatability/accruacy? I use to think that these would be the same, but notice that there are a couple of threads here that say there are fundatmental differences between the two. Am I missing something? If I shoot at something, regardless of whether it is a target or game, I want the bullet to go right where I want it to go, and I want all followup shots to go into the same hole (ideally) or very close to it. The goal of both target shooting and hunting is to hit what you are aiming at, so I am not seeing where the real differences in the two are to be had. May have been discussed before but I want to know what to define as a successful LR hunting rifle generally as I am tooling on up. I am trying to be practical instead of falling into the land permanent frustration that comes out of false ideas, potentially thinking that I have a dog when I may have pretty good gun (but screwed up ideas of what I should be needing). Thanks.