I do all my deer hunting in northern Michigan, where the longest possible shot is 120 yards or so. I own several Marlin lever actions that work great for those conditions; however, the gun I usually reach for is my Marlin 375. It has good accuracy, and the 200 grain slug makes a big hole, spends a lot of time in the animal, and still has enough energy to pop out the other side. The rifle is topped with a 2-7x Redfield scope, which is perfect for conditions I hunt in. The relatively short length also make it easy to manipulate inside a deer blind.