I left my house at 11 am on Friday for my little mini vacation, a hunting trip out to my friend's ranch property for the weekend. The idea was to get a deer or two, check some rifles out, and get away from the city for a while. Friday afternoon was pretty much a relaxing ordeal, the girls that came out shot my AR-15 and some pistols . The weather was getting colder and the rain was going to be coming in on Saturday, so I knew what needed to be done. I took my Mosin out of the stock, rust-protected the barrel/receiver and oiled the action. I decided my Mosin had been out of retirement long enough, and deer are tasty. Saturday morning rolls around, I get out of bed and get ready to go. M&P9 in a shoulder holster under my coat, 1 stripper clip of 203 grain Silver Bear 7.62x54R in my front pocket. I grab my rifle and set out with my group to find some game. We walk back out into the brush to a area that deer usually congregate at during the season, being careful to not attract too much attention to ourselves on the way out. We near the clearing, and we instantly spot some. It had been established that I would try for the first deer, as I typically only get one or two weekends during the season to come out. I get setup. I get down on one knee, and judge the distance. I decided it was slightly less than 100 yards, so I kept my rear sight adjusted accordingly. I find my target, line up the sights and take a deep breath. I exhale slowly and pull the trigger back, then the noise and recoil jolt myself and the area around me. The deer instantly falls. I hope I have hit it where I was aiming, as I like a nice quick transaction, I hate making any animal suffer. We all walk over to the deer, and I am rewarded with a perfect hit, smack dab in the top center of the neck as planned. The Mosin comes out of retirement victorious, and I feel like I have proven the accuracy of the old Russian rifle. It was great eating, and later on my friend got another one with a .223 Remington 700 Police. What a great weekend. Cliffs: Deer are tasty, Mosins are accurate, Silver Bear soft point 7.62x54R doesn't disappoint.