Thank all of you for taking the time to respond to this. I was told that the shot distance to be expected is 50-75 yards. As I said, Ive killed them with other calibers and some of them have died quickly and easily while others not so much. I just thought it would be fun to use a different flavor of firearm this time around. Got myself a Marlin 1894 curly maple for deer hunting here in southeast Ohio and really like it alot. The Hornady Xtp loads I have it sighted in with give about 2 to 2.5 inch groups at a hundred yards, which is as far as I will shoot with this particular rifle. Thank you all so much for your helpful advice.