5 year old buck +
I'll take ALL input - on other calibers as well. Hunting rifles is a GOOD topic - no matter the caliber!!
Hey Bows...when I was in the military, one of my civilian bosses was a typical southern VA gentleman deer hunter. He was pushing retirement, and for some reason, when I showed up in the late 80's...as a scrawny, 19 year old yankee...he took a liking to me and took me under his wing. His name was Jack Appleby. There were other guys already stationed at Langley AFB in VA who were keen to get on his good side, as he had a deer camp in the mountains...near Monterey, VA I recall? Well, I got the invite one season before the other dudes, and man where they jealous. Jack swore by the .257 Roberts and killed deer every year with it. Kind of an outdated and obsolete caliber, but when I got out I bought a Ruger 77 in .257 Roberts jus to kind of honor Appleby and the many lessons he taught me. Great coyote rifle. Perfect for deer. Very little recoil...the .25-06's less powerful cousin.