A while back I bought a Remington 7400 in 30-06 to set up as my all purpose hog hunting rifle. I killed a 10 point buck with it last year. I brought it as a backup rifle but it was the easiest to get to when I got to the lease just before dark. I loaded it, sat down and shot the buck in less than 30 minutes. It has taken 2 feral hogs for me also. This particular 7400 functions best with full power loads and the shape of the Corelokt pointed bullets is perfect for good feeding, they are reliable in this rifle. The rifle handles well and it's Mueller 2x7 is an excellent scope. I guess I'm trying to think of a reason not to use it over my rather large collection of bolt action deer rifles. It really is a soft recoiling rifle also, hmmmm.