Doc retired Me today do to health trouble , to pay bills I had to sell most My guns. So I want to buy a New Gun to make up for some of the lose. I small game hunt alot ,Whitetail Deer season is only 15 days and unless I drive 3+ hrs. shotgun only . But now that I medically retired at 38yrs. old I may have the time to go up north to the rifle zone next year . This is what I am thinking buy a BC 45 70 or 45lc (if get to go to rifle zone where I hunt shots under 100 yrds. and will reload for what ever I get, just starting to reloadand will have? on that later) then send frame in for 20ga USH ,16ga and 22hornet(unless I can find a versa 22lr barrel to squirrel hunt with, will down load the hornet to 22mag levels). Now there maybe a elk hunt out in Col. Uncle has 100 acres out there for Me to use any time I want with small cabin. He comes back almost every year with a elk shots never more the 150 yrds. So Here is the ? I like the 45lc ( Dad has a old colt that someday I will get and have shot alot) if I load it heavy or rechamber to 454 will it give Me a clean kill at that max range with alot of practice next summer or should I just go 45lc whitetail deer then when I have the money get the 45 70 if the elk hunt happens. ? Open to any thoughts Want a SB2 frame to start with so I can small game hunt and deer hunt in shotgun only area and add a muzzle loader if I get to do that in Dec. So what you think ? Oh for My shooting don`t like the really hard hitting 12ga 3in slug from a light gun (can do but don`t like it ) savage 110 7mm rem mag is the biggest rifle 3 in group all day at 200 yrds. ,17 HMR ,sorry sold it small game the eating kind if I can see it was on my plate , going to try 17M2 next year I hope unless the hornet works out have alot of time left this year to try .So where should I start ?