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What is the best deer hunting rifle?

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from T wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

I love a good .270 or even .243. I used a .243 with 100 grains this year and hit a nine point in the lung through brush and it ran only 70 yards. 30-06 and 30-30's work well too but I do love a .270.

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from peter wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i use a 30-6, which works great, but i believe a winchester 94 is th best, but there really expensive

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

25-06 is a great flat shooting rifle but still as a lot of power.

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from abmcp13 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

If your hunting anywhere were there is heavy cover and the most you will be able to shoot is around seventy-five yards tops, no other gun beats a lever action 30-.30. This is the perfect gun, it's short, light, and can easily take down a deer. I would reccomend getting a raised scope, so you can still use the iron sights for shorter shots

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

This is hard question because I believe it all depends on the environment you hunt in. For northern NY with the dense woods and small fields I love my light weight short barreled guns like a 7mm-08.

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from koeka wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

30.06 will bring down any game animal in North America. F & S, posted an article I believe in the Dec issue where one of their writers brought his 30.06 to Africa and did very well there and harvested rather large game. It all depends on the ammo at that point, which with this caliber round there are more available in more places. It also has a longer range and knock down power over a 30.30

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from infantry08 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather in .308 Winchester...it's light, accurate and durable. Great rig for all around hunting.

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from sayerbefiddlin wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

It all depends on the terrain but where I hunt is extreme brush. My favorite 30-30 pump. However my friend loves his 7mm for field shooting.

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

My opinion is the 308 Winchester.

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Depends on where u r hunting. anything from 30-30 to a .308 would work good

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

You'll never get a good answer on this one. the correct answer is anything that you can accuratly shoot and I would recommend 25 caliber or above. I like a 300 or 338 win mag but I'm a sadist for recoil and it's way overkill for a lil ole whitetail

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

.270

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

700 ultra

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from 60256 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

.243, or 30/06

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

.270 Ruger. It'll be able to take down any kind of North American game.

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from auburn_hunter wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

depends on where you are hunting and what the target is going to be. i use a .270 and .308 for whitetail hunting in the southeast.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Short to medium range hunting (woods and brush rifles)
Browning BAR Mark II Lightweight Stalker!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

John Browning designed the most popular lever action in history, the Winchester Model 94, but the BLR is a much more recent design effort by the company that bears the Browning name.
Browning BLR Lightweight '81.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This is one of the lightest weight and best handling bolt action rifles in production. But the amazing thing is that it is made of walnut and steel, with no aluminum or synthetic parts, and comes with a 22" barrel. It is available only in short action calibers including .243 Win., .260 Rem., 7mm-08, .308 Win., and .338 Federal. Except for the .338 Federal, which is basically an elk caliber, all of the others mentioned here are fine deer calibers. Given the Model 84M's light weight (approx. 5 lbs. 10 oz.) I like it best in .243, .260 and 7mm-08.
Kimber Model 84M Classic!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Marlin 336C is unquestionable one of the most popular, reliable, and effective deer rifles of all time. Its 20" barrel and full length magazine allow it to get on target fast and yet swing smoothly. Overall length is a compact 38.5" and it weighs 7 pounds.
Marlin Model 336C, 336SS, 308MX.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Remington's entry in the short, light and handy bolt action rifle sweepstakes is the Model Seven. The Model Seven is available with either a walnut (CDL), synthetic/camo (XCR) or laminated wood (LS) stock. The Model Seven CDL is the deluxe version, similar in appearance to the Model 700 CDL.
Remington Model Seven CDL, LS.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This trim and deadly Mannlicher-stocked beauty is one of the finest bolt action woods and mountain rifles ever made in the USA. With its 18" barrel, trim classic style walnut stock, controlled feed, integral scope base and 38.25" overall length (in short action calibers), the M77RSI is one trim, fast handling, hunting rifle. It weighs 7 pounds and comes with adjustable iron sights.
Ruger International Model 77RSI Mk. II.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Medium to long range rifles (open country deer rifles)
Browning A-Bolt II Medallion!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Remington Model 700 is the best selling bolt action hunting rifle in history, and for decades the definitive Model 700 has been the BDL Deluxe. In recent years it has been joined by the similar but understated CDL version and the lightweight LSS Mountain Rifle.
Remington Model 700 BDL, CDL, Mountain Rifle LSS!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Model 798 is a complete departure for Remington. It is based on a traditional Mauser 98 type action manufactured for Remington by Zastava Arms in Serbia. This is the real deal in all of its controlled feed glory. It flies in the face of everything Remington has marketed since shortly after the Second World War and the Model 798 barreled action puts Remington's flagship Model 700 action to shame in terms of quality, design, and finish. All the Model 798 really needs is a first rate drop-in stock to make it a deluxe rifle, and our friends at Accurate Innovations can provide that at reasonable cost.
Remington Model 798!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Ruger No. 1 is the single shot rifle that put the type back on the map in terms of popular appeal. A compact, graceful falling block action, black walnut stock, a quarter rib to facilitate scope mounting and a 26" barrel to extract the full potential from long range cartridges are among its best features. Even with its long barrel, the overall length of a No. 1B is 42.25", about the length of most bolt action rifles with 22" barrels.
Ruger No. 1B!!!!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This is the quintessential Weatherby. The Mark V Deluxe is one of the most attractive and best finished rifles on the market, a production rifle loaded with custom rifle features. It is expensive compared to lessor rifles, but a bargain none the less. Value is not so much a matter of price, but a matter of what you get for the money you spend.
Weatherby Mark V Deluxe!!!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Those who feel the need for a super accurate, stainless/synthetic, long range deer rifle can probably do no better than the Weatherby Vanguard SUB-MOA Stainless. Many shooters and hunters do not realize that the Weatherby Vanguard is built on one of the best push feed actions in the world. Vanguard's incorporate all of the usual Weatherby performance enhancing features. In addition, SUB-MOA's come with a special hand-laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a molded-in aluminum bedding plate that stiffens the receiver.
Weatherby Vanguard SUB-MOA Stainless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from Elliott Balthazor wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

30/06, .308,

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from buckhuntr wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I have a 30-30 Marlin lever action, that i use with iron sights, and i love the way its so small, it's very comfortable.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Tikka T3 270 win

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from cody r wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

270 it dosent kick hard and will put the smackdown on a monster buck

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from IanS wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

So you have a 30-30 eh!

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

well it all depends on the area but my favorite is a good .270

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

well it all depends on the area but my favorite is a good .270

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from S30V wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Another vote for the Marlin lever action, 30-30 most likely.

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I would have to agree with CPT BRAD on this anything above 25 cal and as long as it's not a monster magnum.And your comfortable shooting it.Other than that the skys the limit....GLASSMAN73

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from ricochet wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Man, you know how to start a war! The absolute BEST rifle is the one that fits you best and will humanely take the deer. You have to know what range, what cover, etc. you're shooting through. Are you slugging through timber?, Shooting across open meadows? If a .30/06 doesn't bother you with recoil, it's about the best all around cartridge you can pick. You'll always be able to buy a box of cartridges for it, and a box that fills the bill as far as terrain too. Last I remember, it was accelerators of 55 grains for varmints up to 200 grain round nose for the heavy stuff. It does'nt get more versatile than that.

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from jhart2 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

i use a winchester 30-30 lever-action.cause they have a low recoil but still has good take down power.

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from Steve Marlin wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

.270 or .243

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I love my 30-30 Winchester with the new Lever-evolution ammo. Shot a deer through the heart one time, looked like a small bomb went of in it's chest

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Sorry, it's actualy a 336 Marlin, awesome gun

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Love my 30-30, 308 and 243 are good too.

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from grant2 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

30.30 IS The best!

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from grant2 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

30.30 is the best!

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from Steve Marlin wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I guess "buckhuntr" has "30-30 Marlin."

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from thejaker wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

I personally like 30-30

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from hickboy518 wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

for my open fields of souther NY i use a .243 in the norht thick woods i yeald a 30-30

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 4 days ago

.270 ruger

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Definatly a Remington 700 in 7mm win. Mag.

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from GunNut wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Personally, I think my 30-30 winchester model 98 is the best deer hunting gun if your hunting deer in the bush. I can't tell you what I think is best for long range because I don't have any long range rifles.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

The one you can hit a deer in the vitals with accurately and consistently and is allowed by game laws.

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from mfd-fm wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

All these little pop guns. Man up. You want a brush buster at short range go big bore lever gun 45-70, 444, 450. You want long range drop'em in their tracks go 375H&H 338Lapua, 416 Rigby. Yup they all kick like a mule, but they hit like a bag full of sledge hammers. They'll take a lot bigger game when the time comes.

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from Lucas Paul wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

30-06 and 308 very good guns

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

remington 700BDL in 270

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

Sako or Tikka T3 .308 bolt action.

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from ChristopherHarris wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

I think the .243 is just about one of the all time best hunting rifles, but i have now started to shoot a 25-06 and I enjoy shooting that round

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

my grandpa SWEARS that the 7mm is a miracle from god and i dont have enough experience to prove him wrong

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

oh and i heard that the 30-30 is THE deer rifle in many places but not at long range

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from gking86 wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

I have a generic old .30-06 bolt action.

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from Redbone wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Well all round a remington 700 in a caliber you can shoot well with a good bullet in my opinion. If I could only keep one rifle it would be my 700 in 308. If I was going somewhere where the shots would be close and in cover my springfield 308 or a ruger mini 30. When I cant use a rifle I use a tompson center encore in 243 very very accurate.

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from Redbone wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

MEXHUNTER my dad swears by his 7mm too its very accurate and anything he has ever shot with it falls where it stood. He also places the bullet where he wants it to go everytime. He shoots it well. Any gun you can kill a deer with quickly with is a good deer rifle.

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from mike0714 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

I like a .284 or a .280 ackley improved. The has .284 better performance than a .270 but in a short action and is good for deer way farther out than a 30-30. then the .280 Al is only ever so slightly slower than a 7mm mag but much less recoil and a better ballistic coefficient.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

The one that is with you when you kill a deer.

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I have not had very good luck with Rem 700s in calibers over 3006 three seperate 300 win mags would not group with any brand of ammunition in under 7 inches, however I have Rem 700s in 3006 and 270 that will print those tiny little clusters that bring us those warm and fuzzy feelings.I recently bought a winchester model 70 super grade in 300 win mag that gives a stellar proformance everytime I ask it too.I am very impressed with this rifle and recommend it highly,one draw back is the 1200 dollar price tag

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Updated bought a Rem 700 BDL in 300

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Updated bought a Rem 700 BDL in 300 ultra mag and it is outstanding!finally a 300mag from remington that lives up the the hype. 1.5 first trip MOA last two trips a bit of cleaning and some tightening highly recommend swift scirocco 180ss

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

im a big fan of the 30-06

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from Seth Chester wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

I'm only 13 & shoot a .308

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from Mohyudin Shah wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

savage 30 06

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from Franklin James wrote 46 weeks 1 day ago

30-06 has the most common variety of grains and the 308 has a consistent bullet pattern. But I go with 243 in most situations or secondly the 30-06 they can handle almost every scenario if you know what your doing (obviously you don't).

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this is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine...without my rifle i am useless, my rifle without me is useless

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from rfleer87 wrote 26 weeks 7 hours ago

a Remington 770 .270 with 130 or 150 grain bullet.

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from Hd Caesar wrote 23 weeks 3 days ago

Shooting a deer and then watching it run away for 70 yards is NOT good. For one, the meat is now tainted with the massive amounts of adrenaline that the deer generated before it expired. If you are doing what you are supposed to do, that deer should drop in it's tracks. Take the shot but do it right the first time.

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from jcmesq wrote 8 weeks 5 hours ago

Too vague a question.

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from T wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

I love a good .270 or even .243. I used a .243 with 100 grains this year and hit a nine point in the lung through brush and it ran only 70 yards. 30-06 and 30-30's work well too but I do love a .270.

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from abmcp13 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

If your hunting anywhere were there is heavy cover and the most you will be able to shoot is around seventy-five yards tops, no other gun beats a lever action 30-.30. This is the perfect gun, it's short, light, and can easily take down a deer. I would reccomend getting a raised scope, so you can still use the iron sights for shorter shots

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from Christian Emter wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

My opinion is the 308 Winchester.

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from Elliott Balthazor wrote 4 years 39 weeks ago

30/06, .308,

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from sayerbefiddlin wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

It all depends on the terrain but where I hunt is extreme brush. My favorite 30-30 pump. However my friend loves his 7mm for field shooting.

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from auburn_hunter wrote 4 years 51 weeks ago

depends on where you are hunting and what the target is going to be. i use a .270 and .308 for whitetail hunting in the southeast.

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from peter wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

i use a 30-6, which works great, but i believe a winchester 94 is th best, but there really expensive

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from TheEasternShore... wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

25-06 is a great flat shooting rifle but still as a lot of power.

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from kvlazer22 wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

This is hard question because I believe it all depends on the environment you hunt in. For northern NY with the dense woods and small fields I love my light weight short barreled guns like a 7mm-08.

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from koeka wrote 5 years 12 weeks ago

30.06 will bring down any game animal in North America. F & S, posted an article I believe in the Dec issue where one of their writers brought his 30.06 to Africa and did very well there and harvested rather large game. It all depends on the ammo at that point, which with this caliber round there are more available in more places. It also has a longer range and knock down power over a 30.30

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from infantry08 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather in .308 Winchester...it's light, accurate and durable. Great rig for all around hunting.

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

Depends on where u r hunting. anything from 30-30 to a .308 would work good

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from CPT BRAD wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

You'll never get a good answer on this one. the correct answer is anything that you can accuratly shoot and I would recommend 25 caliber or above. I like a 300 or 338 win mag but I'm a sadist for recoil and it's way overkill for a lil ole whitetail

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from bomberpride wrote 5 years 9 weeks ago

.270

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from Bigbuck14 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

700 ultra

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from 60256 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

.243, or 30/06

Nate

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from FloridaHunter1226 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

.270 Ruger. It'll be able to take down any kind of North American game.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

John Browning designed the most popular lever action in history, the Winchester Model 94, but the BLR is a much more recent design effort by the company that bears the Browning name.
Browning BLR Lightweight '81.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This is one of the lightest weight and best handling bolt action rifles in production. But the amazing thing is that it is made of walnut and steel, with no aluminum or synthetic parts, and comes with a 22" barrel. It is available only in short action calibers including .243 Win., .260 Rem., 7mm-08, .308 Win., and .338 Federal. Except for the .338 Federal, which is basically an elk caliber, all of the others mentioned here are fine deer calibers. Given the Model 84M's light weight (approx. 5 lbs. 10 oz.) I like it best in .243, .260 and 7mm-08.
Kimber Model 84M Classic!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Marlin 336C is unquestionable one of the most popular, reliable, and effective deer rifles of all time. Its 20" barrel and full length magazine allow it to get on target fast and yet swing smoothly. Overall length is a compact 38.5" and it weighs 7 pounds.
Marlin Model 336C, 336SS, 308MX.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Remington's entry in the short, light and handy bolt action rifle sweepstakes is the Model Seven. The Model Seven is available with either a walnut (CDL), synthetic/camo (XCR) or laminated wood (LS) stock. The Model Seven CDL is the deluxe version, similar in appearance to the Model 700 CDL.
Remington Model Seven CDL, LS.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This trim and deadly Mannlicher-stocked beauty is one of the finest bolt action woods and mountain rifles ever made in the USA. With its 18" barrel, trim classic style walnut stock, controlled feed, integral scope base and 38.25" overall length (in short action calibers), the M77RSI is one trim, fast handling, hunting rifle. It weighs 7 pounds and comes with adjustable iron sights.
Ruger International Model 77RSI Mk. II.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Medium to long range rifles (open country deer rifles)
Browning A-Bolt II Medallion!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Remington Model 700 is the best selling bolt action hunting rifle in history, and for decades the definitive Model 700 has been the BDL Deluxe. In recent years it has been joined by the similar but understated CDL version and the lightweight LSS Mountain Rifle.
Remington Model 700 BDL, CDL, Mountain Rifle LSS!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Model 798 is a complete departure for Remington. It is based on a traditional Mauser 98 type action manufactured for Remington by Zastava Arms in Serbia. This is the real deal in all of its controlled feed glory. It flies in the face of everything Remington has marketed since shortly after the Second World War and the Model 798 barreled action puts Remington's flagship Model 700 action to shame in terms of quality, design, and finish. All the Model 798 really needs is a first rate drop-in stock to make it a deluxe rifle, and our friends at Accurate Innovations can provide that at reasonable cost.
Remington Model 798!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

The Ruger No. 1 is the single shot rifle that put the type back on the map in terms of popular appeal. A compact, graceful falling block action, black walnut stock, a quarter rib to facilitate scope mounting and a 26" barrel to extract the full potential from long range cartridges are among its best features. Even with its long barrel, the overall length of a No. 1B is 42.25", about the length of most bolt action rifles with 22" barrels.
Ruger No. 1B!!!!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

This is the quintessential Weatherby. The Mark V Deluxe is one of the most attractive and best finished rifles on the market, a production rifle loaded with custom rifle features. It is expensive compared to lessor rifles, but a bargain none the less. Value is not so much a matter of price, but a matter of what you get for the money you spend.
Weatherby Mark V Deluxe!!!!!!!!!!

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Those who feel the need for a super accurate, stainless/synthetic, long range deer rifle can probably do no better than the Weatherby Vanguard SUB-MOA Stainless. Many shooters and hunters do not realize that the Weatherby Vanguard is built on one of the best push feed actions in the world. Vanguard's incorporate all of the usual Weatherby performance enhancing features. In addition, SUB-MOA's come with a special hand-laminated Monte Carlo composite stock with a molded-in aluminum bedding plate that stiffens the receiver.
Weatherby Vanguard SUB-MOA Stainless!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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from buckhuntr wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

I have a 30-30 Marlin lever action, that i use with iron sights, and i love the way its so small, it's very comfortable.

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from IanS wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

So you have a 30-30 eh!

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from GLASSMAN73 wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

I would have to agree with CPT BRAD on this anything above 25 cal and as long as it's not a monster magnum.And your comfortable shooting it.Other than that the skys the limit....GLASSMAN73

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from grant77 wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

Definatly a Remington 700 in 7mm win. Mag.

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from mad_dog9999 wrote 3 years 27 weeks ago

The one you can hit a deer in the vitals with accurately and consistently and is allowed by game laws.

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from rudyglove27 wrote 4 years 40 weeks ago

Short to medium range hunting (woods and brush rifles)
Browning BAR Mark II Lightweight Stalker!!!!!!

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from IanS wrote 4 years 24 weeks ago

Tikka T3 270 win

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from cody r wrote 4 years 22 weeks ago

270 it dosent kick hard and will put the smackdown on a monster buck

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

well it all depends on the area but my favorite is a good .270

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from S30V wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

Another vote for the Marlin lever action, 30-30 most likely.

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I love my 30-30 Winchester with the new Lever-evolution ammo. Shot a deer through the heart one time, looked like a small bomb went of in it's chest

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Love my 30-30, 308 and 243 are good too.

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from grant2 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

30.30 IS The best!

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from grant2 wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

30.30 is the best!

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from thejaker wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

I personally like 30-30

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from Btru5507 wrote 4 years 4 days ago

.270 ruger

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from GunNut wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

Personally, I think my 30-30 winchester model 98 is the best deer hunting gun if your hunting deer in the bush. I can't tell you what I think is best for long range because I don't have any long range rifles.

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from Lucas Paul wrote 3 years 23 weeks ago

30-06 and 308 very good guns

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

my grandpa SWEARS that the 7mm is a miracle from god and i dont have enough experience to prove him wrong

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from codybrotz14 wrote 4 years 21 weeks ago

well it all depends on the area but my favorite is a good .270

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from ricochet wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

Man, you know how to start a war! The absolute BEST rifle is the one that fits you best and will humanely take the deer. You have to know what range, what cover, etc. you're shooting through. Are you slugging through timber?, Shooting across open meadows? If a .30/06 doesn't bother you with recoil, it's about the best all around cartridge you can pick. You'll always be able to buy a box of cartridges for it, and a box that fills the bill as far as terrain too. Last I remember, it was accelerators of 55 grains for varmints up to 200 grain round nose for the heavy stuff. It does'nt get more versatile than that.

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from jhart2 wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

i use a winchester 30-30 lever-action.cause they have a low recoil but still has good take down power.

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from Steve Marlin wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

.270 or .243

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from wildcaller11 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Sorry, it's actualy a 336 Marlin, awesome gun

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from Steve Marlin wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

I guess "buckhuntr" has "30-30 Marlin."

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from hickboy518 wrote 4 years 5 weeks ago

for my open fields of souther NY i use a .243 in the norht thick woods i yeald a 30-30

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from jscottevans wrote 4 years 4 weeks ago

30-06 hands down

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from mfd-fm wrote 3 years 24 weeks ago

All these little pop guns. Man up. You want a brush buster at short range go big bore lever gun 45-70, 444, 450. You want long range drop'em in their tracks go 375H&H 338Lapua, 416 Rigby. Yup they all kick like a mule, but they hit like a bag full of sledge hammers. They'll take a lot bigger game when the time comes.

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from Phil1227 wrote 3 years 14 weeks ago

remington 700BDL in 270

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from Sarge01 wrote 3 years 2 weeks ago

Sako or Tikka T3 .308 bolt action.

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from ChristopherHarris wrote 2 years 51 weeks ago

I think the .243 is just about one of the all time best hunting rifles, but i have now started to shoot a 25-06 and I enjoy shooting that round

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from mexhunter wrote 2 years 50 weeks ago

oh and i heard that the 30-30 is THE deer rifle in many places but not at long range

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from gking86 wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

I have a generic old .30-06 bolt action.

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from Redbone wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Well all round a remington 700 in a caliber you can shoot well with a good bullet in my opinion. If I could only keep one rifle it would be my 700 in 308. If I was going somewhere where the shots would be close and in cover my springfield 308 or a ruger mini 30. When I cant use a rifle I use a tompson center encore in 243 very very accurate.

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from Redbone wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

MEXHUNTER my dad swears by his 7mm too its very accurate and anything he has ever shot with it falls where it stood. He also places the bullet where he wants it to go everytime. He shoots it well. Any gun you can kill a deer with quickly with is a good deer rifle.

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from 357 wrote 1 year 47 weeks ago

The one that is with you when you kill a deer.

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from Seth Chester wrote 1 year 12 weeks ago

I'm only 13 & shoot a .308

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from rfleer87 wrote 26 weeks 7 hours ago

a Remington 770 .270 with 130 or 150 grain bullet.

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from Hd Caesar wrote 23 weeks 3 days ago

Shooting a deer and then watching it run away for 70 yards is NOT good. For one, the meat is now tainted with the massive amounts of adrenaline that the deer generated before it expired. If you are doing what you are supposed to do, that deer should drop in it's tracks. Take the shot but do it right the first time.

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from jcmesq wrote 8 weeks 5 hours ago

Too vague a question.

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from mike0714 wrote 1 year 50 weeks ago

I like a .284 or a .280 ackley improved. The has .284 better performance than a .270 but in a short action and is good for deer way farther out than a 30-30. then the .280 Al is only ever so slightly slower than a 7mm mag but much less recoil and a better ballistic coefficient.

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 33 weeks ago

I have not had very good luck with Rem 700s in calibers over 3006 three seperate 300 win mags would not group with any brand of ammunition in under 7 inches, however I have Rem 700s in 3006 and 270 that will print those tiny little clusters that bring us those warm and fuzzy feelings.I recently bought a winchester model 70 super grade in 300 win mag that gives a stellar proformance everytime I ask it too.I am very impressed with this rifle and recommend it highly,one draw back is the 1200 dollar price tag

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Updated bought a Rem 700 BDL in 300

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from duckdog07 wrote 1 year 31 weeks ago

Updated bought a Rem 700 BDL in 300 ultra mag and it is outstanding!finally a 300mag from remington that lives up the the hype. 1.5 first trip MOA last two trips a bit of cleaning and some tightening highly recommend swift scirocco 180ss

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from small game sportsman wrote 1 year 25 weeks ago

im a big fan of the 30-06

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from Mohyudin Shah wrote 49 weeks 1 day ago

savage 30 06

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from Franklin James wrote 46 weeks 1 day ago

30-06 has the most common variety of grains and the 308 has a consistent bullet pattern. But I go with 243 in most situations or secondly the 30-06 they can handle almost every scenario if you know what your doing (obviously you don't).

P.S
this is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine...without my rifle i am useless, my rifle without me is useless

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