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What's the best rifle for deer hunting?

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from Josh Roscoe wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

i just got my remington 7600 270 win and i love it it is accurate and has no kick i will be soon gettin a o6 carbine

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from 25-06 guy wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I use a 25-06, but I think what ever caliber a hunter uses and shoots well within reason works just fine.

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from nightpimpninja wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I hunt with multiple deer rifles depending on the terrain and landscape. For those wide open praries I prefer my Remington 700 in 270 win with my bipod and turret scope on it, or my h&r handi rifle with the same parts. For the close in hunting I prefer something open sighted, grandpa's old 30-30 does pretty well, but I just bought a new project for just that, a 1902 spandau mauser in 8mm mauser, sporterized with peep sights

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from randy082 wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

browning A bolt 30-06

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I forgot my personal favorite, T/C Traditions Hawken 50 caliber round ball flintlock.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Ohh gosh, tough question. For me it is a tie between a Remington 760 in 30-06 or .300 Savage, a Ruger M77 in .308, or a Remington 770 in .243. I use them all interchangebly.

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from hoyt1996 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

7mm or AR15

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Yikes only one??? Close range: marlin 336 in 35rem. Long range......I'll never pick.

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from fearnoevil wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

for me: a Tikka T3 Lite in .308 Win. with a Mil-Dot scope and Harris bipod.

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from treestand wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

The best deer Rifle is the one you can handel and shoot well
as for a caliber that up to you? as for me its a Remington
Model 7~7mm/08 compack,18.5 barrel all walnut stock, I hunt in
North Fl. from Tree stands in heavy woods and swamps.

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from antler-king wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

check out deerfear.com, they have some info pertaining to the best rifles up, as well as calling out everybody that sucks in the industry, I love this guy

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from rfrierson wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I second the Marlin 336 in 30-30. If you own one and haven't tried LEVERevoluiton rounds yet, you're missing out on owning a long-range lever gun!

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from leprecon2010 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

there r lots of rifle cal that wud take a deer ez to choose from no question..there r lots of diff .50 cal muzzleloaders but same cal...has anybody hunted with a .58 cal mini ball w/565 grains.using triple f,blk pwdr...i know a few use .54 cal sometimes hardly read bout em...id b really interested to read bout .58 cal. shooters..

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from PittsburghDeerH... wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

No doubt, Marlin 336 in 30-30 or Browning lever action in .308. A 30.06 Springfield is good as well.

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from 7 mag wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I have a Winchester m70 black shadow, got it at the local gun store for about 300 bucks it aint pretty but it shoots good cant wait for next deer season. yes a 22-250 will kill them but not like a 7 mag will.

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from rapalyea@wildbl... wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

A good,in-expensive rifle would be the Savage 110 in .270 or 30-06 as well as your choice.

I think the best DEER rifle was the Savage 99 in anything in the .308 class.

I have killed from mice to moose with a model 99,.308 but with the array of bullets that hold together at higher velocities, I have come to love the .270 .

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from younghunter1 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

hey this may not be the right forum but im looking for a good all around rifle that is realtivly cheap since i am a college student any help would be great i was looking at the marlin xl7 in 308.

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from RUTH SERRANO wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

My husband shoots a 22-250.All his deer,hogs and varmets seems
to think its a good rifle, oh by the way that is a browning stalker with a 6.5 x20 x44mm nikcon

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from pineywoods wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

I like the .270 Win. cartridge. Any rifle that shoots accurately and makes you confident is just fine. I wouldn't go for a much heavier cartridge---how dead can you kill a deer?

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from Bo wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Kody, you are right. In essence every one of us that has our favorite deer gun has the best one. The one we fall back on, that we select on the basis of where we will be hunting, the one that took down the deer, that's always the best one. What works for one doesn't work for all. It's like saying who has the best wife or kids, we all know it's the person speaking (unless h'e going through a divorce and then he has the worst wife in the world.) Besides, I know I got all you guys beat with my gun, my wife AND my kids;-)

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from Kody wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

The best deer rifle is the one I used last season ..which was different from the best ones I used over the course of many seasons and may be different than one that takes the prize in a future hunt. Each rifle shared a few common denominators, they were accurate, they were effective deer rounds, I was able to shoot each of them well and they were a pleasure to own and fire. If they register in those department they qualify as the best!

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from Pastor C wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Somebody's got to speak up for the faithful 30-30! Great carry-all gun!

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from varmit265 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

i thimk that the best deer and all around big game gun is a browning a-bolt chambered in a 30-06 round. this might be the only gun you will need, ranging from deer to bear

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from HILAWZ45 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Because of the many various places and sizes of critters I like to hunt..my current favorite is a Remington model 7 in 7mm Rem saum, with a leopold 3-9 compact scope..a nice easy to carry and great to shoot accurate combo with plenty of power.

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from Hoghunter284 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

I have a .35 Whelen Remington 7600. I love it! It has a Leupold M8 in 6x don't need anything else!!!

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from Hoghunter284 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

I have a .35 Whelen Remington 7600. I love it! It has a Leupold M8 in 6x don't need anything else!!!

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from josh91 wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

as with dirty, i have a browning BLR in 30-06 topped off with a leupold VX-ll 3-9X40. i like,but haven't taken a deer with it yet. but its accurate.

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from putz wrote 5 years 16 weeks ago

I personally have my Grandpa's old Savage model 99 in 300. SAV and it works great. I shot my firdt deer with it at 400 yards.

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 20 weeks ago

This is a debate that could be argued for ever, everyone has there own opinion. I personaly like my Browning BLR in 300 win. mag. I would say that the most popular would be either the 270 or 06.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

i personaly own a savage 110 in a 30-06 but for hunting in creek bottoms in lots of brush where your not shooting over 50 yards, my grandpaw has a .32 winchester special & it has extreme knock down power for its size

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from CCMJS wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

Remington 700, 30-06. My favorite.

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from tyler1991 wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

I have alot of favorite deer rifles, but i love my remington model 700 .7mm mag. The kick is not all that bad, i can get light bullets put on it so it has great range and it has some awsome knock down power

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from bowmans friend wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

how about trying to make it a challenge and use a bow instead. you might actually have to get out and work to get a deer that way. Oh and also you wont be able to set in your warm heated pickup while hunting either.

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from Dirty wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

My choice? Browning Lever-action Rifle in 270. Mine proved itself long ago, and layed a limmit down this year.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

my dads got a 30-06 remmington its a pump- ill admit its got some kick but its worth in in the feild

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Hey Farmboy....I'm HUGE fan of the 760 (the present-day 7600). Guess no one likes pumps but us, huh?

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from farmboy wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I almost always still hunt around the edges of fields or on wooded roads, rarely do I sit in a stand. After years of hunting with a bolt a little light went off and I realized 99% of the deer I see are within 100 yards and many times moving. For the past 3 years I've used a Remington 7600 in .308 topped with a Bushnell 1.75 x 4 scope. It ain't pretty but it is a perfect setup for my way of hunting.

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

All fine rifles.

QuakerBoy Pro-- Remington's 700, in all its various editions, is also great, and one of the most popular models. But you're right 7600 Carbine is a thing to behold out in the field.

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from arch3rb0y wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I'm in the 8th grade, and this year I hunted with my grandfathers .270 bolt. I loved this gun because of the accuracy. I had about a 1 1/2 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. My favorite part is that it doesn't have a lot of kick but it does have power.

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from QuakerBoy Pro wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I personally use a Remington 7600 Carbine in .30-06 for the vast majority of big game hunting that I do. These guns are fast, light, and most importantly, accurate. Check one out!

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

bolt action, Ruger M 77, IMO.

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from tyler1991 wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

I have alot of favorite deer rifles, but i love my remington model 700 .7mm mag. The kick is not all that bad, i can get light bullets put on it so it has great range and it has some awsome knock down power

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from Hammer wrote 5 years 26 weeks ago

Hey Farmboy....I'm HUGE fan of the 760 (the present-day 7600). Guess no one likes pumps but us, huh?

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from HILAWZ45 wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Because of the many various places and sizes of critters I like to hunt..my current favorite is a Remington model 7 in 7mm Rem saum, with a leopold 3-9 compact scope..a nice easy to carry and great to shoot accurate combo with plenty of power.

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from QuakerBoy Pro wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I personally use a Remington 7600 Carbine in .30-06 for the vast majority of big game hunting that I do. These guns are fast, light, and most importantly, accurate. Check one out!

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from arch3rb0y wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I'm in the 8th grade, and this year I hunted with my grandfathers .270 bolt. I loved this gun because of the accuracy. I had about a 1 1/2 inch 3 shot group at 100 yards. My favorite part is that it doesn't have a lot of kick but it does have power.

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

All fine rifles.

QuakerBoy Pro-- Remington's 700, in all its various editions, is also great, and one of the most popular models. But you're right 7600 Carbine is a thing to behold out in the field.

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from farmboy wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

I almost always still hunt around the edges of fields or on wooded roads, rarely do I sit in a stand. After years of hunting with a bolt a little light went off and I realized 99% of the deer I see are within 100 yards and many times moving. For the past 3 years I've used a Remington 7600 in .308 topped with a Bushnell 1.75 x 4 scope. It ain't pretty but it is a perfect setup for my way of hunting.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

my dads got a 30-06 remmington its a pump- ill admit its got some kick but its worth in in the feild

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from Dirty wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

My choice? Browning Lever-action Rifle in 270. Mine proved itself long ago, and layed a limmit down this year.

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from CCMJS wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

Remington 700, 30-06. My favorite.

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from putz wrote 5 years 16 weeks ago

I personally have my Grandpa's old Savage model 99 in 300. SAV and it works great. I shot my firdt deer with it at 400 yards.

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from Pastor C wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

Somebody's got to speak up for the faithful 30-30! Great carry-all gun!

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from PittsburghDeerH... wrote 4 years 28 weeks ago

No doubt, Marlin 336 in 30-30 or Browning lever action in .308. A 30.06 Springfield is good as well.

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from treestand wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

The best deer Rifle is the one you can handel and shoot well
as for a caliber that up to you? as for me its a Remington
Model 7~7mm/08 compack,18.5 barrel all walnut stock, I hunt in
North Fl. from Tree stands in heavy woods and swamps.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

Ohh gosh, tough question. For me it is a tie between a Remington 760 in 30-06 or .300 Savage, a Ruger M77 in .308, or a Remington 770 in .243. I use them all interchangebly.

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from Smitty18 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

I forgot my personal favorite, T/C Traditions Hawken 50 caliber round ball flintlock.

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from jburgman wrote 5 years 27 weeks ago

bolt action, Ruger M 77, IMO.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 24 weeks ago

i personaly own a savage 110 in a 30-06 but for hunting in creek bottoms in lots of brush where your not shooting over 50 yards, my grandpaw has a .32 winchester special & it has extreme knock down power for its size

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from rrmont wrote 5 years 20 weeks ago

This is a debate that could be argued for ever, everyone has there own opinion. I personaly like my Browning BLR in 300 win. mag. I would say that the most popular would be either the 270 or 06.

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from josh91 wrote 5 years 14 weeks ago

as with dirty, i have a browning BLR in 30-06 topped off with a leupold VX-ll 3-9X40. i like,but haven't taken a deer with it yet. but its accurate.

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from Hoghunter284 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

I have a .35 Whelen Remington 7600. I love it! It has a Leupold M8 in 6x don't need anything else!!!

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from Hoghunter284 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

I have a .35 Whelen Remington 7600. I love it! It has a Leupold M8 in 6x don't need anything else!!!

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from varmit265 wrote 5 years 8 weeks ago

i thimk that the best deer and all around big game gun is a browning a-bolt chambered in a 30-06 round. this might be the only gun you will need, ranging from deer to bear

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from pineywoods wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

I like the .270 Win. cartridge. Any rifle that shoots accurately and makes you confident is just fine. I wouldn't go for a much heavier cartridge---how dead can you kill a deer?

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from younghunter1 wrote 4 years 38 weeks ago

hey this may not be the right forum but im looking for a good all around rifle that is realtivly cheap since i am a college student any help would be great i was looking at the marlin xl7 in 308.

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from rapalyea@wildbl... wrote 4 years 31 weeks ago

A good,in-expensive rifle would be the Savage 110 in .270 or 30-06 as well as your choice.

I think the best DEER rifle was the Savage 99 in anything in the .308 class.

I have killed from mice to moose with a model 99,.308 but with the array of bullets that hold together at higher velocities, I have come to love the .270 .

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from 7 mag wrote 4 years 29 weeks ago

I have a Winchester m70 black shadow, got it at the local gun store for about 300 bucks it aint pretty but it shoots good cant wait for next deer season. yes a 22-250 will kill them but not like a 7 mag will.

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from leprecon2010 wrote 4 years 16 weeks ago

there r lots of rifle cal that wud take a deer ez to choose from no question..there r lots of diff .50 cal muzzleloaders but same cal...has anybody hunted with a .58 cal mini ball w/565 grains.using triple f,blk pwdr...i know a few use .54 cal sometimes hardly read bout em...id b really interested to read bout .58 cal. shooters..

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from rfrierson wrote 4 years 14 weeks ago

I second the Marlin 336 in 30-30. If you own one and haven't tried LEVERevoluiton rounds yet, you're missing out on owning a long-range lever gun!

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from antler-king wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

check out deerfear.com, they have some info pertaining to the best rifles up, as well as calling out everybody that sucks in the industry, I love this guy

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from fearnoevil wrote 3 years 37 weeks ago

for me: a Tikka T3 Lite in .308 Win. with a Mil-Dot scope and Harris bipod.

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from woodsmanj35 wrote 3 years 25 weeks ago

Yikes only one??? Close range: marlin 336 in 35rem. Long range......I'll never pick.

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from hoyt1996 wrote 3 years 21 weeks ago

7mm or AR15

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from randy082 wrote 3 years 17 weeks ago

browning A bolt 30-06

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from nightpimpninja wrote 3 years 15 weeks ago

I hunt with multiple deer rifles depending on the terrain and landscape. For those wide open praries I prefer my Remington 700 in 270 win with my bipod and turret scope on it, or my h&r handi rifle with the same parts. For the close in hunting I prefer something open sighted, grandpa's old 30-30 does pretty well, but I just bought a new project for just that, a 1902 spandau mauser in 8mm mauser, sporterized with peep sights

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from Kody wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

The best deer rifle is the one I used last season ..which was different from the best ones I used over the course of many seasons and may be different than one that takes the prize in a future hunt. Each rifle shared a few common denominators, they were accurate, they were effective deer rounds, I was able to shoot each of them well and they were a pleasure to own and fire. If they register in those department they qualify as the best!

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from Bo wrote 5 years 6 weeks ago

Kody, you are right. In essence every one of us that has our favorite deer gun has the best one. The one we fall back on, that we select on the basis of where we will be hunting, the one that took down the deer, that's always the best one. What works for one doesn't work for all. It's like saying who has the best wife or kids, we all know it's the person speaking (unless h'e going through a divorce and then he has the worst wife in the world.) Besides, I know I got all you guys beat with my gun, my wife AND my kids;-)

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from RUTH SERRANO wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

My husband shoots a 22-250.All his deer,hogs and varmets seems
to think its a good rifle, oh by the way that is a browning stalker with a 6.5 x20 x44mm nikcon

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from 25-06 guy wrote 3 years 3 weeks ago

I use a 25-06, but I think what ever caliber a hunter uses and shoots well within reason works just fine.

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from Josh Roscoe wrote 2 years 28 weeks ago

i just got my remington 7600 270 win and i love it it is accurate and has no kick i will be soon gettin a o6 carbine

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from bowmans friend wrote 5 years 25 weeks ago

how about trying to make it a challenge and use a bow instead. you might actually have to get out and work to get a deer that way. Oh and also you wont be able to set in your warm heated pickup while hunting either.

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