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7mm Weatherby. If you really, truly, want to shoot deer at long range and don’t want to lug around a 28-inch-barreled rifle, this is your baby. With a 24-inch barrel, I’ve gotten 140-grain bullets moving at 3400 fps and 160-grainers traveling at 3160. This, friends, will reach out a long way. Unlike its more famous cousin the .300 Weatherby, it will not rearrange your thought processes every time you pull the trigger. The 7mm may just be the best of the Weatherby cartridges.