X3 on the T/C Contender Carbine. It is inexpensive, and It weighs 5 lbs. You can upgrade to a 30 Herret, or if you want to get crazy a .45-70 barrel. I have a 7mm TCU that I use for javelina. It is more than capable for deer. I used my 7-30 Waters barrel to kill 4 auodad Out to 200 meters, it was a star with 120 gr. TTSX. My granddaughter shot very well with it when she was young. The stock is already small, so nothing special needs to be done.