Gents, I am Mule Deer hunting south of Miles City MT this year. I have two rifles - both consistently sub 1/2 MOA accuracy. Both weigh in just under 10lbs. Which rifle would you bring and why: https://www.dropbox.com/s/q4ztnp9xebsvwjz/IMG_1486.jpg Option 1: Lazzeroni Patriot Rifle: Defiance, 21.75" Bartlein 1:11, Greybull Scope, Titanium Rings, Jewel, McMillan edge, OPS Break - This rifle has less recoil than my .284 Win. This is shorter rifle easier handling. Ballistics: Berger 168 Classic Hunter 3225 fps (powder used is R22 and fairly temp sensitive) https://www.dropbox.com/s/hqx4z7weym78wff/IMG_1488.JPG Option 2: .284 Winchester: Defiance, 28" Bartlein 1:9, Swarovski Z6 3-18x50, Near rings, jewell, McMillan edge. This rifle has superior optics over the Greybull (which is also excellent): Ballistics: Berger 180vld hunting 2,850 fps (powder used is H4831 and not at all temp sensitive) https://www.dropbox.com/s/kocinbkgx0g4hc2/IMG_1487.JPG Before you answer consider this situation. 190" Mule Deer 640 yards. No way to approach closer without getting busted by his sentries. Consider delivered energy at that distance, and which rifle you would likely make the shot with. The answer that I came to frankly surprised me.