He was taken with a Remington 700 VTR in.308. It has a Nikon coyote special 4.5 - 14 X scope . The fifle has a triangular barrel which is heavy and shoots REAL tight groups. Son shoots it less than .750" at the P2K range. He shot the deer at about 100 yards . Sorry for not getting back earlier but I don't get in here every day.