I’m in a “rifle poor” region that just opened up to rifles last year - so I have a Savage M11 in .260 Rem all revved up and ready to go this fall.
Nikon ProStaff 3-9X 40mm. Pretty uninteresting except for the Tenebraex anti-reflection occular insert. And the Harris 1A bipod is probably older than 75% of the members here. (1976ish).
Prior to this I have only used a centerfire rifle twice for deer. A M39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant with Sako arsenal barrel (and the stock military sights). Years back the county next door where I had hunted opened a rifle season. Two deer in two days . . . both under 15 yards. Go figure.
Now here is “almost” a rifle. Hastings full rifled barrel on a 12 ga 11-87 Premier shooting Hornady 300 gr SST slugs (saboted FTX bullets). Best target was 5 in 1-1/4" at 100 yards with a 4X Weaver. Beastly heavy, though.
Hits hard and leaves a mark.