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If you could only have 1 deer rifle.

Old 11-23-2009, 06:58 PM
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Shooting Distances- Average 70-100 yards. - Max 150yds.
Conditions- Adirondack like conditions (cold, late season snow)
Terrain- Some hilly terrain, Open hardwoods, long dirt roads.
Game- WHITETAIL DEER
Location- Treestand or Groundblind

If your land met the above conditions, and you were only allowed to own one of the listed rifles, what would you pick, and why would you choose that from the others?

Tikka T3 - .270win.
Browning X Bolt - .25-06
Remington 700 - .30-06
Savage Arms - .308
Remington Model 7 - 7mm08
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:00 PM
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You are a mean person to make such a scenario.

Savage .308

They are good, solid, reliable. The caliber will do anything I ask and then some.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:25 PM
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hahahahah just very interested in what peoples posts are gunna be.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:40 PM
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Don't even own one; but for "one" rifle to hunt deer from north to south, east to west it would have to be a .270.
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Old 11-23-2009, 07:46 PM
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I would use the pump.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:06 PM
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Where is the lever action 30-30? You said deer, short shots and walking fire roads and if I am going to have to walk too long of a distance and still have short shots I want a lever gun. But, from what you have listed I would have to say the .270.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:08 PM
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I pick the levergun
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Old 11-23-2009, 09:25 PM
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well since .30-30 wasn't on the list...

definitely .308 or 7mm-08, hmmm tough call, but one of these, let's say 7mm-08 at the moment!
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:23 AM
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I'd probably either pick the Browning or the Savage of the ones listed. It would be a touch choice. However, I'd also consider a Browning BAR in 30-06 or .270 also. I prefer semi auto's to bolt actions.
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Old 11-24-2009, 06:50 AM
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I would go with the Model 7 in 7mm-08. I think it would just about perfect for what you describe, especially if it had a synthetic stock and SS barrel.
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