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#3750188 - Yesterday at 10:12 PM What is the best deer rifle?
turf08
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Im in the market to buy another deer rifle. Im torn between a couple guns, but Im curious about your opinions. So please tell me what your #1 choice gun would be if you only get one!!!!
P.S. Be specific, ie. brand, caliber, action.
THANKS!!!!

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#3750245 - Yesterday at 11:01 PM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: turf08]
tiecampdeerslayer
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Tikka T3 bolt action in 7-08 rem, or TC Venture bolt action weather shield in 7-08 rem, or Weatherby vanguard S2 bolt action in 7-08 rem. all 3 have an accuracy guarantee.
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#3750253 - Yesterday at 11:12 PM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: tiecampdeerslayer]
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Might want to say how much you're willing to spend.
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#3750256 - Yesterday at 11:19 PM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: Vermin93]
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308
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#3750258 - Yesterday at 11:20 PM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: pressfit]
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I would say a Winchester model 70 featherweight in 7mm08
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#3750271 - Today at 12:13 AM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: redblood]
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Mine depends on where I'm hunting.
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#3750279 - Today at 12:33 AM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: levergunner]
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I love my 30-30 but that's partly because it's the only rifle I've deer hunted with and it's compact and lightweight and shoots good to 100 yards and has great knockdown. However if I had to choose one gun I would probably go with a .270. Not sure though, I've only ever shot a 270 once and have shot a 308 a few times but I can't tell which I would like better.
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#3750334 - Today at 06:32 AM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: catman529]
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All great guns and calibers mentioned above, but it's really up to you and where you hunt.

If you're an ambidextrous shooter like myself that wants to fill the freezer, you might not op for a bolt gun. I have a Marlin lever gun in .35 Rem with a crisp, aftermarket trigger that's a tack driver. Even with a scope, I like it's balance, and it shows in how I shoot it offhand. Not bragging at all, I'm just saying that I can shoot it a lot better offhand than any other rifle I've shot...ie. bolt guns or my last, a single shot Handi-rifle in .270. However, if you hunt big fields, power lines, or cutovers from a shooting house you'll probably want a more flat shooting rifle. Don't go nuts over firepower, though. Excessive recoil and noise never helped anyone's shooting.


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#3750391 - Today at 08:02 AM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: TboneD]
THEdonkey0515
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30-06 ruger hawkeye.
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#3750500 - Today at 10:23 AM Re: What is the best deer rifle? [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
I would say a Winchester model 70 featherweight in 7mm08

Hard to beat!
I love the 7-08, I also love the 270 WSM, also in a Winchester CRF.
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