Help me decide! I'm a member of a hunt club that only allows straight wall rifle cartridges, including 300blk, for deer. I already reload 44mag, and the M77/44 is an expensive rifle. It's also a rifle I've always wanted! For half the price of the M77/44 I can get the Ruger American Ranch rifle in 300blk or 450bm. Both would be new calibers for me so that will be extra cost. So it comes down to; which would make the best woods rifle for deer? I know the 450 has the most range and knockdown power, the 300blk is probably more accurate and cheaper to reload, the 44mag is limited to 200yds but I honestly don't see clean shots on deer past 75yrds due to the brush. Opinions?