I did search but I get mixed results and opinions. I am going deer hunting next month and need a rifle. My Dad and uncle are using Remington .270 but I am kinda partial to the lever action of a Winchester or Marlin 30-30. We are going to be in west Texas so the terrain is fairly flat and most likely brush and short trees. What grain would I need to effectively and at average ranges take down a deer? If you wouldn't recommend a 30-30 then what would you recommend? Someone told me a 22/250 would do the trick like a .270 would.