i rather be bowhunting deer than anything, but i do like to rifle hunt the 10 days of season as does everyone else. i use a model. 70, 270 with 130 grain bullets. i hunt in different areas alot, fields where i can see a thousand yards to thick woods where the farthest shot is 100 yards. i hunted with my .270 last year in some really thick forest and i stalked on alot of deer, i didnt like useing my .270 for close shots because of the scope after spooking a nice buck, i went back the next day with slugs and my shot gun. what do you know i walk up on a buck, but he's just a little too far for a shot. so now im thinking something like a lever action brush gun. would a .30.30 be the best bet? and no shot further than say 120 yards for this, ill use my .270 for the open fields.