I find myself in the extremely fortunate position of having secured a good deal of land with something of a Fallow deer problem. I know how hard this is for me and will just have to soldier on and all that. I currently use my 243 for all my stalking, usually with 105gn Geco ammo and I am very happy, it is the only round I have complete confidence in and usually stops things in their tracks. But, I'm sure there are the odd ones on the site who like me maybe want another rifle, the question is what calibre. Don't get me wrong, I am perfectly confident with my current calibre and bullet combo and have been for some years but the more I read and the fact that probably 75% of my deer for this year at least will be fallow, mostly prickets and cull does leads me to think a 7mm might be more effective. I am leaning towards a 7mm 08, how flat shooting is it, would it do for boar? I am not thinking of going abroad so that doesn't need to be an issue, would a 270 be better - what a nightmare. Also, as I ue a Sauer as the 7-08 is a short round I may be able to just buy a barrel and magazine. Some constructive comments would be welcomed.