I had one in 223 and let someone with cash talk me out of it, regretted that almost immediately.I have made more off hand, snap shooting, deer standing still, or running full tilt shots with one rifle and it was the one i used this year. I shot a nice doe at 150+yds away while hunting in 30" while on snowshoes.
IMO, the original Remington Model 7 was and is the perfect deer rifle for the hunter that goes after the deer, and doesn't sit in a stand or a watch. It points like my finger, comes to the shoulder without a thought, and puts the bullet where it's needed. I have never missed a deer or lost a deer with it.
It's the one deer rifle I own that will never be sold. I may have to bury it with me.