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Need advice: lowest recoil gun, that is powerfull enough for deer

Old 10-07-2007, 03:42 AM
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I have a 1894 marlin in 357 magnum that works well on deer size game out to 100yds. This gun has very little recoil and is fun to shoot.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:34 AM
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Marlin 336 lever action. Chambered in .35 remington. 200 grain bullet. Not bad recoil at all. Will take down any deer you want to.
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Old 10-07-2007, 09:46 AM
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if i was you i would get a .243 because they dont have that much recoil and ithas some range on it, you can also get a good recoil pad for it
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Old 10-07-2007, 03:46 PM
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I would agree to the post of 7-08. I believe a better cal. for whitetails than the .243. (and yes I own both cal.)
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Old 10-07-2007, 04:04 PM
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Kinda overkill but a Marlin 4570 has almost no kick at all (less than a 12 guage shotgun) I can shoot pop bottle caps at 50 yards just fine with iron sights. Otherwise stick with a weapon that uses straight cased rounds (no magnum). Good luck.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:37 PM
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.243 is the best I have ever used.My son has one and after he killed his first deer with it,I even use it sometimes.It is light,has no recoil and if you ever skin a deer after its been shat by a .243 you will see what kind of damage it will do.
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Old 10-07-2007, 11:34 PM
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My girlfriend uses a .223 very successfully, but shots are under 100 yards. For longer range, you can't beat a .243. I use a .270 and it kicks like a mule. Sometimes I wish I could trade it for a .243, but I'm too attached to it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 03:04 AM
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I am a bit surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet.

50 caliber muzzleloader (or even a 45 if legal).

My muzzy - with a deer load - has less kick than my .243.
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Old 10-08-2007, 07:27 AM
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Rackluster:
Check out this rifle recoil comparison list -

http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm


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Old 10-08-2007, 09:48 AM
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Default RE: Need advice: lowest recoil gun, that is powerfull enough for deer

I bought a 243 and put a Sims Limbsaver recoil pad on it for my 12 year old daughter. She has no problem shooting it. It has very little recoil. A 223 would have even less but there is more of a debate as to whether it is enough gun. Personally I think it is.
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