I have an old Remington 722 chambered for Remington .244 aka 6 mm. I bought it for the boys when they started deer hunting with me 16 years ago. The gun sports an inexpensive 3x9 Bushnell scope. When I went to look at it, I thought it was a .243. Didn't know there was such a thing as a .244. Paid $400 for it. It's got a heavy barrel, which makes it more to carry than the Remington 700 BDL I normally shoot. I knew the .244 was often considered "too light" for big game, but I also knew it accounted for a lot of whitetails each year. I thought it would be the perfect gun for the boys. When I took the boys to the range, I found the gun was dead accurate with no recoil. It's perfect for hunting whitetails in Kentucky. The first day the boys were hitting targets and small pumpkins at 50 to100 yards with no problem. Over the years that Remington has accounted for several deer. Each was taken down cleanly by the first bullet.