I usually hunt a particular field on my property that is far from the road and next to a neighbor's hunting "meca". He has deer feeding plots all over his acreage and every year the whole family tags out. So I set up in a blind with my .35 Marlin 336 with a scope. I have had on and off success for a few years, but my shots are usually 90-150 yards away. Well, I've seen a big buck in one area this year, and decided to set up a camera on a trail that I use for my ATV or tractor to go from one field to the next, through a patch of woods. My neighbor's sons have put up a couple of tree stands on their side of the property line near where I've always hunted and I really don't want to be that close. I was really surprised when I checked the pics and found this buck, a couple of smaller ones and some does heavily using this trail. The thing is where the camera is, there is a nice cleared area right in the middle of this patch of woods, no more than 30 yards across. I see a nice spot to put up my ground blind off to the side in a brushy area. but it will be too close for the scope. So I've decided to use my older Rossi 92 carbine with the Hornady .45 Colt Leverevolution rounds. I ordered 3 boxes and had 2 in the safe. This will be the first time in years I haven't used a scope, and never have used the .45 for deer. Our modern gun season doesn't start here until mid November, so I've got plenty of time to sight it in. Anyone else ever downsize your rifle choice?