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#6479165 - 10/03/16 05:54 PM What kind of deer rifle?
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I just sold a gun and am looking at adding another deer rifle. If you were buying one what would you get and in what caliber?
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#6479188 - 10/03/16 06:03 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Hard to beat a nice wood stocked rifle in .270


For a all around deer gun a ruger, Winchester, browning or Remington in .270 with a 3x9'leupold is about perfect
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#6479198 - 10/03/16 06:12 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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What calibers do you like? What action type do you want? Do you hand load? What is your budgetary limit?

Go look at and handle as many different rifle makes as you can. Get the one that fits and feels best to you.

I like Tikka, Sako, Winchester, Browning, CZ bolt actions. Long action calibers I like are .270 Win., .30-'06 Springfield. Short action I like 7mm-08 Remington. They aren't the only good choices out there. If you want to spend more, go have a custom made. It's hard to make a bad choice with most modern rifles available now.
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#6479203 - 10/03/16 06:15 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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If I was buying new, I'd buy a savage 11/111 trophy hunter in 308 or 270. If buying used I'd look for a tang safety ruger 77 in 270.

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#6479213 - 10/03/16 06:22 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Calibers: .270 / 7mm-08 / .308 / .30-06 / any of the 6.5mm variants

Brands: Ruger M77 / Winchester / Browning / Savage / Tikka

Your question is kinda like asking what car would you buy. wink
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#6479224 - 10/03/16 06:27 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: Creedmoor]
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I know its kind of a broad question but I am not asking what I should buy I am asking what you would buy.
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#6479239 - 10/03/16 06:34 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Well, in that case...

Tikka T3, Winchester Model 70, Browning X-Bolt in your choice of caliber.

I'd get .270 Win. (esp. If I was buying a Mod. 70 grin)
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#6479247 - 10/03/16 06:37 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Originally Posted By: 2Gs
I know its kind of a broad question but I am not asking what I should buy I am asking what you would buy.


Tikka 7mm-08
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#6479249 - 10/03/16 06:37 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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I'd build one on a short action, in 6.5 or 7mm sumthin' or other.

If forced to buy off a gun rack, I'd be lost. Maybe a Sako in 260.

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#6479253 - 10/03/16 06:39 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: 2Gs
I know its kind of a broad question but I am not asking what I should buy I am asking what you would buy.


Tikka 7mm-08


This too. Got this same advice from the same source. Been happy ever since.
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#6479323 - 10/03/16 07:19 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Tikka T3 in caliber of your choice. It's hard to beat a 308, 7mm-08, 270 Win, 30-06, and the list goes on.
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#6479356 - 10/03/16 07:37 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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In Texas any quality .270 is all you need
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#6479370 - 10/03/16 07:45 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: 2Gs
I know its kind of a broad question but I am not asking what I should buy I am asking what you would buy.


Tikka 7mm-08


+1 for a great rifle and caliber

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#6479383 - 10/03/16 07:53 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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If you are going for one rifle for all hunting go 30-06. Nothing wrong with 270, it would be my second choice.

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#6479388 - 10/03/16 07:55 PM Re: What kind of deer rifle? [Re: 2Gs]
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Registered: 07/10/14
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Really like my newest addition, Tikka CTR in .308. 20" heavy barrel, 10 round mag, over size bolt, floated, great trigger. Very good shooter.

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