What is your go to gun(s) for deer hunting?
My 6.8 is about the best rifle I have ever shot. I took it to the range last year (bags and blocks). Shot 4 rounds, 3 were close enough to rip paper, one was about 1/2" off. Honestly, the rifle is more accurate than any man can be.
Mid to long range whitetails? A Browning BAR in 270 wsm.
Beating the brush or marsh for whitetails? A Marlin 1895 in 45-70 or 12 gauge Remington 1187 with 00 buckshot.
If I could only have one to do all of the above, I'd go with the BAR, of course.
Leopold VX-II 2.5 to 7 power scope.
I re-did the stock. Stripped it down, took off the Black plastic furniture and carved replacements out of Ebony Wood.
Traded even up for my Remington 742. Best deal I ever made.
It's not a lightweight gun, but it is a real tack-driver and every deer I've shot with it, I've gotten.
Formerly Steve @ G & S