Hello, all, I haven't posted here on Glocktalk for ages, and never posted in the hunting section much before, but thought I'd get your advice. I'm interested in a Ruger #1 RSI in either .243 or 7x57 for hunting whitetails back home in Kentucky. I plan on using an aperture rear sight instead of a scope, as most of the shots will be close range brush, but with the occasional shot at around 200 yards. I've always been very comfortable with peep sights out to that range (and farther with the m16 qualification course out to 300 meters back when I was in the army). Anyway, I know that people have mixed experiences with the #1, although I've heard that the accuracy has been better lately, although the trigger is still hit or miss. I'm willing to have some work done on the rifle to correct any problems, and am satisfied with around 2 MOA scoped for this gun (i.e., if it will shoot into 2" at 100 yards with a scope, I believe I can probably hold it to around 3" at the same range with the peep sight, which is good enough hunting accuracy in my book). I'm thinking about the .243 or the 7x57 calibers for a couple of reasons. First, the deer aren't too big, and this gun is specifically for these critters, and possibly the stray coyote now and then. I don't see the need for a larger caliber for this ... any differing opinions there? Second, I have a baby daughter who I hope will grow up to be one of those rare women who enjoy firearms and hunting. If she does end up leaning in her dad's direction, I think a .243 or 7x57 single-shot would be a great first deer rifle. Okay, I've rambled on for far too long ... any opinions, counter-advice, or advice about Ruger #1's in general? Thanks y'all!!