I have a Remington 700 ADL in .30-06 that I bought about 28 years ago at the young age of 14. Along the way I've upgraded the scope, put a synthetic stock on it and a Kwik Clip removable clip conversion kit. It's a decent shooter, but not what I'd call a tack driver. I hunted with it for a few years, but never shot a deer with it, matter of fact I never saw a deer when I was carrying it. At age 18 I went into the army, at 19 I bought a TC Contender and tried handgun hunting, That year I shot my first deer. Since then I've killed a lot of deer with the Contender, a few with other handguns, a couple with a bow, a bunch with black powder rifles, and now one with a crossbow. All this time I've kept the .30-06 in the safe. I'd shoot it on the range once in a while, occasionaly I'd carry it deer hunting. I've loaned the gun to friends and they've shot deer with it, I've loaned it to my dad and he's shot deer with it. But every time I carry it I don't see deer. This afternoon a friend took me to a vineyard he has permission to hunt on. It's rather large and he told me to bring a rifle because the shots were usually between 100 and 200 yards. So I dragged out the 700. Now this vineyard has been having problems with deer eating their grape vines. Every time my friend hunts this property he see's deer. Last time he hunted it about 3 weeks ago he shot 4 deer in one evening. Well 3 of us hunting in a vineyard that they always see deer in. Guess what? No deer. Is it possible for a rifle to have so much bad JuJu that for 28 years I can't even see a deer when I'm carrying it?