I was thinking of buying a Marlin 336 in .30-30 especially for some of the stalking I do in close timber cover where the longest shot is definitely not over 100m, but more like 40m. And not moderate the rifle that is so light and sweet to handle. I might put a low power scope on it with a wide field of view but still take a 150m shot. It would be easily to carry up the highseat as well. It seems the caliber is legal having over the 1750 ft/ lbs. muzzle energy with 150 gr bullets. It seems to be more than enough for fallow, muntjac and roe. It seems to me that the usual UK deer outfit by the time it is moderated and scoped up is bit of a clunky beast for quiet close woods work. Any thoughts on the viability of this idea?