Hey….I’m a new member as of this morning. I bought a Rem700 XCR Compact .308 (20" barrel) a month ago to use as my new “go to” deer rifle here in rural Georgia. I mounted a Pride Fowler 3X9 scope with their .308 reticle, and finished it with a Turner all weather sling. I have been doing paper targets at 100 yards and enjoy the rifle very much. This is my first .308 and I will never give up this gun. I hear of this gun shooting out to 500 yards, and doing it well. My needs are within 250 yards. I have taken the gun deer hunting three times before today and love its compact feel, weight and accuracy….not to mention it just looks good. The only problem with the first three hunts was…no deer. However, this morning proved different. After 45 minutes in the stand, and 150 yards out, stood a wide seven point. I would have been happy with a doe, but my luck was turning. Around here most bucks look like goats. This buck weighed 180 pounds with an 18 inch spread. Not the biggest buck I have taken on this farm, but what a nice way to initiate my new 700. I have several rifles and can’t think of one I like more than this one. I spent two months research before buying this rifle and it was time well spent. I am jealous of you guys shooting those LONG shots, but for me….at 63 years old, today I am content with 150 yards. I would post pics of rifle and deer but can't figure it out.