Whitetail Deer Hunting Gain a better understanding of the World's most popular big game animal and the techniques that will help you become a better deer hunter.

What would you say ?

Old 07-03-2016, 05:32 PM
  #1  
Fork Horn
Thread Starter
 
indiana deer hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: columbus,indiana
Posts: 182
Default What would you say ?

I'm looking at buying a deer rifle today I shot my nephews mossberg mvp and needless to say I was very impressed before I was thinking only 243 but now am open to 308 so with that in mind what is a good affordable rifle in either caliber that is affordable go!
indiana deer hunter is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 06:22 PM
  #2  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Southeast Missouri
Posts: 2,178
Default

Get a Mossberg or price a Savage Axis II with the Accu-Trigger,the Ruger American is another reasonable priced Rifle.

What Caliber was the Rifle You got to shoot....?
GTOHunter is offline  
Old 07-03-2016, 07:13 PM
  #3  
Giant Nontypical
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 9,089
Default

308 is the better caliber. 243 is basically a combo varmint/deer caliber and is pretty much worthless if you want to go after anything bigger than deer. 308 would be good for elk etc... as long as you pick your shot and don't try for long range.

I carried a 243 for a couple of years. I like a bullet heavier than 100 gr for bog game. I changed to a 6.5x55 Swedish. Even though it is only a half a millimeter bigger I can get bullets to 160 gr. My understanding is the 6.5 isn't legal in IN but if the 308 is that is what I'd go for since you can get bullets to 180 gr. It doesn't have the case capacitiy for anything heavier.
flags is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 04:11 AM
  #4  
Nontypical Buck
 
alleyyooper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 2,568
Talking

308 is a fine deer cartridge and other larger game except maybe the largest bears.
I would search the used rifle market many 308's out there in some very fine rifles, Winchester model 70's Remington 700's and Ruger 77's, CZ 550, Howa 1500 to name a few. many have a decent scope mounted so the price is about the same as the cheap new models on the market today.


Al
alleyyooper is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 04:55 AM
  #5  
Nontypical Buck
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: VA.
Posts: 1,412
Default

Consider the Ruger American in .308. Many good reviews on that model.
Game Stalker is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 06:47 AM
  #6  
Nontypical Buck
 
Rob in VT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Central VT/Big Horn WY
Posts: 1,483
Default

.308 is a good choice. Also if it it just deer and varmits you are after the 7mm-08 is a nice choice. Good luck.
Rob in VT is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 07:45 AM
  #7  
Boone & Crockett
 
Oldtimr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: south eastern PA
Posts: 14,169
Default

I would go with the .308 because it is more versatile Nothing wrong with the Mossberg MVP either. I have put a lot of deer on the ground with my .308.
Oldtimr is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 08:52 AM
  #8  
Typical Buck
 
TN Lone Wolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Martin, TN
Posts: 854
Default

While it's not quite an economy rifle, I love my Weatherby Vanguard. Mine's a 270, but it comes in 308.
TN Lone Wolf is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 10:11 AM
  #9  
Nontypical Buck
 
MudderChuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Germany/Calif.
Posts: 2,652
Default

Originally Posted by alleyyooper View Post
308 is a fine deer cartridge and other larger game except maybe the largest bears.
I would search the used rifle market many 308's out there in some very fine rifles, Winchester model 70's Remington 700's and Ruger 77's, CZ 550, Howa 1500 to name a few. many have a decent scope mounted so the price is about the same as the cheap new models on the market today.


Al
I'm with the Yooper I've had a Model 70 and a 700, both were as accurate as any of my wiz bang, high end exotic rifles. Maybe I was just lucky and they weren't representative of all the rifles of those types, but I was impressed with their accuracy. A descent used one in .308 or 30 06 shouldn't be to hard to find.

I have two model 70's, one pre 64 and one a 1980, both tack drivers that never gave me a lick of trouble.

IMO good glass is as important as a good rifle, maybe more so.
MudderChuck is offline  
Old 07-04-2016, 02:13 PM
  #10  
Giant Nontypical
 
Sheridan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location:
Posts: 5,130
Default

Take a look at these;


http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/ruge...-p-127532.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/weat...-p-121954.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/marl...-p-117249.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/ruge...h-p-99578.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/tikk...h-p-90826.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/remi...h-p-86358.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/howa...h-p-99595.html

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/sava...m-p-86703.html

http://www.remington.com/product-fam...model-783.aspx

http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/thom...-p-121934.html
Sheridan is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.