Whats the best rifle for hunting deer?

Discussion in 'Modern Firearms' started by Woodman, Dec 22, 2001.

  1. dgibson

    dgibson Fawn

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    GSP, I'll second what F&F says. They're known for their accuracy and reliability. If you're looking for a nice piece of wood and fancy checkering and all, go elsewhere; but if you want a good working gun that will go bang when you pull the trigger, Savage is hard to beat. Also, I see that Midway ( http://www.midwayusa.com ) is starting to offer additional barrels for Savages (they're relatively easy to change when compared to other brands), so the gunsmith-handy types will be able to get multiple calibers for not so much $. <img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle>
     
  2. Rawhide

    Rawhide Spike

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    I'm still stickin' with my .06 .

    Danny Roberts
     
  3. 45 Caliber

    45 Caliber 6 pointer

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    Personally I like a 243...

    GSP,

    my brother has a 270 savage that he absolutely loves...he bought the gun new in the early 80's and still hunts with it to this day. The gun is nothing fancy but it performs well. He has harvested several bucks over the years with this rifle. I would receommend a Charles Daily 3X9 scope. They are tuff and durable.

    Happy Hunting!
     
  4. 2506TEX

    2506TEX Fawn

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    My son has A Savage 243. Opening morning this year he shot A good 8 point.The deer ran and he tried to shoot again but the empty had not ejected. I got the empty out with A stick went about 50 yards and found the deer.He wasn't dead so my son finished him with another round quickly. This round would not eject eather.I haven't checked it out yet any ideas?

    Tex Ball
     
  5. GSP

    GSP 14 Pointer Staff Member

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    If the brass was staying stuck in the chamber with no mark on the rim, you have a broken ejector spring. If there is a rip in the rim of the brass where the ejector pulled through it, you have a chamber problem (dirty, rusty or undersized)
     
  6. raktrakr

    raktrakr Cyber-Hunter

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    i only hunt with bow,but if i had to choose it would be a 30-30
     
  7. WI Hunter

    WI Hunter Fawn

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    I just got a 7mm mag. I shot my first deer with it this year and it puts them down fast! I use a 150gr. and it is a little wider that the 30-06 and about the same length. It is a good long range gun as well has shorter. either way it puts them down. + you dont have to be the best shot to use one. lol
     
  8. MR300WM

    MR300WM Fawn

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    I believe that the 270Win in a bolt gun is about as good as it gets for deer. I use a 300Win Mag. Also that Savage gun won't make any bullet fly any flatter than any other gun.
     
  9. flintman

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    I harvested my first deer with a 30-30. The next 38 was with a .270 cal. I know like the .260cal. I firmly believe the best one is the one you can shoot the best. Good Hunting!
     
  10. Jman

    Jman 10 pointer

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    Rawhide is right. The .06 has got to win the prize. They're hard to beat, especially using the Winchester/Nosler ballistic tip. I've never seen anything like it. It literally melts 'em where they stand!
     
  11. shogan

    shogan Cyber-Hunter

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    You know an .06 will flat knock them off their feet and and can reach out their and grab them.

    A 30-30 is a nice knock em down gun with very little recoil and good up to 150 yards easy.

    But I've been thinking an AR10 in 308 yep I'm thinking thats the deer gun to get.

    I'm not into using them varmit loads that start with 2 somthing.[:eek:)]
     
  12. i just got me a 30-06 savage
    on the 25th of this month
    it seem,s to be a good gun
    they sell at the pawn shop,s
    for $300.00 dollars,,
    mine has the wood stock
    on it ,looks like brand new
    i gave $250.00 for it ,,,

    John
     
  13. ky hunter

    ky hunter Spike

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    savage 30-06 with simmons scope.
     
  14. greenskeeter

    greenskeeter Cyber-Hunter

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    I love my Remington 700BDL in .270!
     
  15. Boss Gobbler

    Boss Gobbler 8 pointer

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    I have 2 savages 270 and 3006, like them so much I went out and bought another one in 300WSM.
     

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