Here is what I am wanting to know. Is the 7.62x39 a decent round for the small deer we have in Oklahoma. The reason I ask is I am going to get a Saiga rifle. I have been up in the air as to get a 7.62 or a 223. This will be kind of a do all rifle for me. Everthing from plinking to varmint to hogs and deer. I already know about there being tons of better rifles and caliber's to hunt with. But with the short ranges I'll be shooting at it should have plenty of punch. I plan to use a premium soft point bullet when going after the bigger game. I am just looking at putting some meat on the table not a trophy by any means. Thank you in advance for all the help.