I love the bdl I have one in 270 30-06 300 win mag 7mm mag 243 and 25-06. By far the best bolt action there is in my opinion can’t beat the smooth operation!Depending on stands and brush condition but my go to guns are a Remington BDL 30-06 shooting Corelokt 150gr pills and a custom 300Blackout shooting Barnes 110 gr TSX loads. Leupold glass on the 30-06 and Zeiss on the 300.
I don’t know how I forgot about BP! Flintlock is my favorite season here in PA. I harvested my first deer with a “build your own” .50 cal. TC Hawken. I now use a .45 Cal. Tennessee Valley Late Lancaster. It’s my ultimate deer whomper.I vary depending on my mood for the day. 6.5 creedmore, .50 cal. black powder or .44 magnum with 10.5 barrel. Working on a .270 next.
This would be my choice if I was buying a new rifle/scope combo today. I kick myself for not buying one a few years back at Academy when they had Tikka stainless/synthetic at $399. Heck, my safe had an open spot just calling out for it also.Tikka in 30-06 with a leupold vx3 currently. Lightweight, smooth and accurate.