Out with guest this week, 6.5x55. This guy has shot red, roe and lots of foxes with me, really reliable shot, consistent and very able. Last night, 2 youngish red stags, too close, 30/40 yards. First one facing us, he took it of the shoulder at base of neck, down like a ton of bricks, then up and vanished up hill like nothing wrong with it. Second one stood broadside, bang down and dead. Tonight another stag on edge of trees, 130 yds facing us, really good rest, loads of time, boy didn't have a clue, bang, into front of chest, ran down hill for 20 yds, stood looking real sick and collapsed behind a bank, we went over expecting to see him lying dead, not a sign and not a drop of blood. Dark beat us, will look in a.m.. My lad is now on serious downer, he's used to picking up what he shoots at, rifle bang on.