I am in the market for a new brush gun and would like to stay away from the levers. I found a nice used .308 ruger MK II compact today and could not believe how small this thing was. My question is does anyone have any experience with this rifle. I know that ballistically it has to suffer due to the 16.5 in barrel. Would it still be a deer slayer out to 200 yds? any input would be appreciated.