I've seen this before on other forums and it seemed to generate some good discussions. Where do you hunt (meaning the state or region) and what is your weapon of choice? I hunt in Maine and I used to hunt with 12 gauge shotgun with buckshot when I was learning. I've have hunted with a .303 British and a 30-30 Winchester carbine all with open sites. Shortly after the state instituted a bucks only law I went looking for something with a scope. So, I bought a Remington .308 Woodsmaster with a Redfield 3x9 scope. I like the gun except now as I get old and it appears some arthritis is kicking in, it is a very heavy gun so I need to go looking for something smaller and lighter. Thinking maybe a .30 Caliber carbine or something along those lines.