I have both , a 336- 30/30 and a 1895G -45/70. Deer in deep woods still hunting ,I use the 336, will do the job great, Ammo is cheap. 45/70 I use for bear, and in a pinch for deer. Ammo is not cheap. Personaly i would recomend the 336 in either 30/30 or 35 rem. you can't go wrong with either.