Hey the area im hunting is really brushy and shots are going to be close and probably going to happen pretty fast. Right now my only big game rifle is a 7mm Rem Mag, with a 4-12 scope, so while I can hunt with it, I would like something else. How many of you use a .44 Mag Carbine or Lever action rifle? Another idea would be one in .45 Colt. I've been looking at a couple different rifles, a Ruger 44/96, and the Deer Field Carbine, or a Marlin .44 Mag lever action. I also havent ruled out a 30-30 lever action or even one chambered in .35 Rem. Mostly I want a clean killing rifle thats pretty fast handleing. I live in state that allows semi autos, if the capcity is 5 rounds or less, also this is for Whitetail deer. The Area has brush about waist to head lever, and some thickets really dense you cant walk through with out hacking some stuff out of the way. What rifle would you suggest, also the area im hunting is right around 3000 Acres and has some farmland and home surrounding it. So hence part of the reason I would really perfer a larger pistol caliber rifle. Thank you.