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what's the best rifle for deer hunting? any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Band of Glockers' started by theTactician, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. I am currently contemplating to get into deer hunting here in illinois. what rifle would you suggest?
    I am thinking of acquiring a USMC M40A1 rifle (Remington model 700), i dont know if i can buy one though, chambered with 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 win. equipped with a scope rail and of course a good scope.
    what rifle do you have in mind?
  2. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

    Apr 27, 2004
    if you have the chance to get an m40 series rifle take it, they are handmade by marine armorers and are pretty accurate. my only experience with the remington 700 series is with the army's m24. very nice rifle, ohhh if i can only own one:)


  3. I looked it up sa internet sir and i was surprised to see that it costs more than 3000 US dollars. hehehe. so expensive... I'll probably think of getting another second less expensive opinion.
    Im also considering the Ruger brands..mas cheaper kase. Or, probably, the best would be to acquire a bushmaster rifle na lang siguro.
  4. cebuboy

    cebuboy toy soldier

    Apr 27, 2004
    you can get a remington model 700, they come in many flavors. i think the basic models are not that expensive:) the 3k is not so expensive for a rifle like the m40.
  5. Mang Danny

    Mang Danny

    Jan 11, 2005
  6. isuzu


    Jul 3, 2005
    North America
    7.62 x 51, 30-06, or a lever action 30-30. Check out the websites of winchester and marlin firearms for their lever action guns. They're available in .357 mag, .44 mag, .45 LC and .38 special and other hunting calibers.

    For Marlin Firearms (Lever guns):

    30/30 rifles:

    44 mag:

    For Winchester (Lever guns):
  7. hankhan

    hankhan Guest

    The best rifle is one that you can carry all day and shoot accurately.
  8. riddler


    Jan 19, 2001
    First and foremost, what kind of deer?

    For white-tail here in SW Texas, .243 is the preferred caliber. a .308 while very capable of downing a deer, destroys too much of the meat (IMHO). One can argue about neck shots but while it is not impossible, it is a lower percentage shot compared to one in the torso. Aim for the shoulder or just behind it. Chances are you will break the shoulder or hit the heart.

    One caliber that I have heard good things about but still haven't shot is the 22-250. I hope to shoot it one of these days.
  9. bulm540


    Jun 18, 2004
    that will be too heavy for Deer hunting. Go to Wally World and they have remingtons. Ditto on the CZ rifles. Ditto on the .243 cal.
  10. vega


    Sep 29, 2001
    This is what I have.

    That's a discontinued Remmy 700 ADL in 30-06 with VII Leupold scope. Still undecided whether to keep it or sell it.
    Good luck with your choice.

    ETA - And no I haven't gone deer hunting yet. Still looking for someone I can hook up with. Actually, my financial constraint is one of the major reasons.