Most of the deer I have shot were at pretty close distances. I usually take the .270 Win to my stand. I am not able to drag a deer anymore, but am not afraid to go out hunting alone. My two present stands are fairly easy to get the deer out of the woods. My tree stand will see out into the woods as far as 150 yds with dirt roads to drive out to the kill. The other is a moderate wooded hillside that my view is of about 100 yds. I want to drop the deer where it gets shot or soon afterwards. There is a chance I may see a good buck out further but mainly, I just like to put a deer in the freezer once a year. My choices are in the poll. What would you use? I am leaning toward the 35 Rem so I voted for that.