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Location: new brunswick
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

JUST WONDERING WHAT ALL YOU LADS CONSIDER YOUR ALL TIME FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE AND CALIBER?

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Location: Nova Scotia
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

I don't really have a favorite deer rifle. The rifle I own that I feel is the best for deer is my Swedish Mauser in 6.5x55 but for some reason it is always left in the safe for some of the harder hitters. Oops!

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Location: Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Joined: 01/13/2007
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

Considering that I hunt in the Great Lakes states, I think that my all time favorite deer rifle was a Browning BLR in 7mm08 with a Leupold 1.75-6X VXIII scope. I mostly hunt in thick cover and this combo is quick and still will reach out for longer shots. Currently I have been shooting a Ruger Frontier in .308 Win with a Leupold 1.75-6X. Just aquired this rifle a year ago and have only shor one deer with it but it could replace the Browinig as my all time favorite.

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Location: Cheyenne, WY
Joined: 12/25/2007
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

My all time favorite is my .375 H&H built on an Interarms Mark X action. Some people thinks it is overkill but it doesn't destroy as much meat as my .300 did. Recoil is quite tolerable and this gun feels good. My second all time favorite is a good bolt action .270 of which one is in my gun safe.

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Location: new brunswick
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

300 wsm with 180gr accubonds for me Thumbs up

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Location: Antelope, Ore
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

Don't really have an all time favorite. But several stand out. a ruger tang safety in 7x57, a Rem 660 in 308 and a Rem 700ADL in 25-06. But the best may well be my present Win Mod 70 Featherweight in 6.5x55. The more I ues it the more I like it. Be my grand-daughters someday I hope. The Rem 660 in a 260 I would bet would be a great rifle.

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Location: new brunswick
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

i was actually thinking about ordering a 25-06. good round for deer they claim. i havent any experience with the caliber.....any thoughts?

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Location: Yukon
Joined: 07/11/2007
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

well, I'm pretty dull and predictable...

Win. 30 - 30

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Location: Delaware
Joined: 02/20/2008
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

I don't have an all time favorite. My rifle is usually chosen for the area I hunt.

My deer rifles consist of a Browning A-bolt 243, T/C Encore 7mm08, Marlin 30-30, Savage 30-06, Tikka 300 Win Mag and Marlin 45-70. But that is not in my home State, I can only use a shotgun with slugs in Delaware. It is a Beretta Xtrema fully rifled barrel.

I use other rifles if there is something else in the woods that might want to hunt me. I also have a Ruger 338 Federal and a Sako 375 H&H.

I hunt all over so I need guns that are area specific.

But I really enjoy my handgun hunting for deer, hogs and black bear. I use a BFR and a S&W in 500 Mag and a S&W 460 Mag and a BFR in 45-70. I have a few I like to carry also, a Ruger Redhawk 44 Mag and a Ruger Blackhawk 45 Colt.

One cannot have to many guns.

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Location: Central NY
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

What ever one I happen to take out of the cabinet that day and carry around the woods with me.
Too many guns to have one all timer!

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Location: Wa.
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FAVOURITE DEER RIFLE?

I'd have to go with my Rem 700 in 308win. I set it up specifically for hunting deer in the vast array of terrains in the Northwest. Barrel length. Bullet weight/design. Scope.
With or without a scope change. It would also make a fine sheep/goat rifle.

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