As I was sitting in my stand in SW Virginia the other day I had a thought. Framing the scene: I'm sitting in woods recently selectively logged so shots will generally be 50 to 70 yds with 150 being the absolute longest shot. However, entering and leaving the stand I could potentially take up to a 500 yard shot. My thought given the extensive amount of time I have to sit and quietly think is why am I carrying an 11# 26" 25-06 with a 3-15X50 scope? I love this rifle, but I suddenly thought that maybe a 6.5# 30-30 win or 45-70 might be better suited to my range and quarry. Has anybody else ever felt this way or have I just had too much time to myself? I know this is a long range shooting website and 70yds isn't long range but in the East we hunt a little differently.