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Old 12-17-2010, 07:31 PM
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Question The best deer rifle

Hi everyone I just joined this today and I'm curious to see wat rifles u use for deer hunting I prefer the 7mag
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:45 PM
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I'm a .30-06 guy.
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:52 PM
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People dnt understand y I like the 7 mag they think I am to small for the kick lol well to make it worse it's 6.8 lbs lol and I'm 15 they dnt get that either but it was the first gun I ever shot
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:30 PM
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I have a house full of guns, but my favorite deer hunting rifle is my stainless Ruger M77 280 Rem.
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Old 12-17-2010, 08:34 PM
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Well, cerdull I don't really know what the best rifle for deer is. There sure are alot of them out there. But I will go ahead and tell you some of my favorites. 1st- a good ol' Winchester 94 chambered in 30-30. This little lever action has been harvesting whitetails by the millions for over 100 years now. 2nd- a good ol' bolt action rifle ( doesn't really make a difference of brand so long as its good) chambered in 30-06, 308, 270. All are great whitetail rounds, and the 30-06 has stood the test of time also. 3rd- the good ol' savage model 99 chambered in the .300 savage. most forget that this mild cartridge still has plenty of gusto to knock whitetails deader than a doornail out to 300 yards. These are just "some" of my favorites as I am a firearm enthusiast, and its hard for me to pick just one favorite. I honestly don't believe that there is a " best", just maybe a best for you. There has been alot of wildcats, magnums and new cartridges that have came along since the 30-30, 30-06, and .300 savage. and I believe they work great on deer, I don't discriminate against any cartidges. Do I think some are overkill? Possibly, but possibly not. It depends on the way you intend to use that rifle and if a magnum is needed for your situation. By the way, the 7mm is an awsome flat shooting round, great for whitetails ( and larger ) it will shoot better than most of the guys that pick it up and pull the trigger. Alot of people might put you down or act suprised that you are shooting a 7mm at 15 years old. Well a good freind of mine who is much younger than me uses the 7mm and LOVES IT, infact he does incredible with it. It was also his first gun. He was a beanpole when his dad bought it for him. But he, along with his 7mm has stood the test of time. He will outshoot many older shooters that have milder cartridges. He is grown up now and has long since been out of college. I remember when he first got his 7mm, he said it will be the ONLY rifle he will own.......well, I just seen him about 4 months ago and needless to say..........it looks like alittle bit of my "enthusiasm" has rubbed off on the young buck, and now he has a pretty substatial collection himself. Don't let nobody put ya down because of your age or your size. Just keep doing what you do and enjoy the sport and the time you spend with others that share your same interest. God bless and good hunting, take good care of that 7mm

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Old 12-18-2010, 04:42 AM
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I have a 30-06, 30-30, 243, and 300 WBY and have used all of them to take deer as well as with 308 and 7mm RM that I have owned also. My perenial favorite is the 30-06 though. I have taken a lot of deer over the last thirty-five years with the 30-06.
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Cerdull View Post
Hi everyone I just joined this today and I'm curious to see wat rifles u use for deer hunting I prefer the 7mag
I have M77 .243, M77 6.5mm Swede, M77 .270 and M77 7mm Mag.. Now my favorite Deer cal. is 7mm-08....
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:33 AM
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First 33 yrs or so with my trusty Ruger M77 in 7x57.The last two with a Ruger AW Hawkeye in .280 Rem.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:31 PM
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For me i use a 308 for deer. Love that round. Accurate out of my savage, lower recoil than my 30.06 and just flat out works well. If i had only one rifle, it would be a 30.06 thou. Or my marlin 30-30. All 3 or 1 of the 3 are essential if you like hunting.
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Old 12-18-2010, 01:53 PM
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Well I have two favorites number 1 is my 8mm Mauser it was my grandpa's deer rifle, I have restocked it and spent a fair amount of time and effort into it and it looks diffrent from the gun it was but it is still the same barrel and action. Second is my Ruger M-77MKII in 25-06 , an awesome caliber for whitetails and the first deer rifle I bought.
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