Top 10 new deer rifles...

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  1. Rondo ihde

    Rondo ihde Active Member

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  2. Don Fischer

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    You get what you pay for. Really? I guess what you have to decide is what your paying for! The only reason I got my first Patriot was to see if I could get one to shoot. They looked fine but shooting is a different story. Oh, they looked fine in a wood stock! Cost me $299 then add a new wood stock about $140 I think it was. Couldn't find anything wrong with the bedding and the trigger, adjustable breaks at 2 1/2# out of the box. Shoot's what little factory ammo I've shot through it into right at 1" @ 100 yds. Shoot's handloads with 70 SMK's into 3/4" -. I don't own another rifle that could do that out of the box! That got me to buy my second one in 308. Only shoot cast bullet's through it so have no idea what good jacketed handload would do and don't care. I also have a 1903 Paul Jaeger rifle made by Paul in 1945. Haven't been able to bring myself to carrying it hunting after getting the appraised value of it, this year it does start to be a hu
     
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  3. Don Fischer

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    I have a bunch of older rifles, love them too! But of the rifle's I have I only bought one new, mod 70 feather weight. Just under $800 about ten years ago. It's a 6.5x55 and shoot's very well with little problems from the first day, had to adjust the trigger. I've had three older mod 70's with the bad triggers in them. Never a spot of trouble with any Remington trigger! But all needed some bedding to get them to shoot well and they do shoot well. Every one of the triggers needed adjusting. Not complaining mind you but I like to fool with rifle's
     
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  4. one3

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    I,am just wondering are we talking accuracy for target shooting or hunting? As for hunting in the east for deer, how many yards would shoot? I think most any $4oo.oo dollar rifle will do. Unless you plan on shooting maga yards. IMHO
     
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    My Ruger American in 308 is good enough for me. I put a Nikon Prostaff on it and it shoots better than I ever could. I have less than $500 in it with the scope. I took it to the range last week and got some nice groups at 100 yards.
     
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    Ruger American would be my choice for the Best Buy in a hunting rifle, less than $300, accurate and sturdy. My buddy’s Creedmore shoots 1 1/2” groups and my Ranch 300 Blackout took a number of hogs at 100 yds this summer.
     
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    Does the author believe that older deer rifles no longer work?

    If I had been half-as-bright and I knew I was when I got in to the rifle buying business, I'd of bought an excellent quality rifle chambered in .280 Rem and would've never needed another rifle for all North American big game hunting. As it was, I didn't do too bad with a Model 700 .270 Win. It's closing in on a half-century seasoning. It has one-shot killed all big game I've hunted with it. And it'll shoot .25" at a hundred all day long.

    And I need a new mule deer rifle?
     
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  8. Joe Dobrodey

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    No love for the Winchester. Just got a xpr and I absolutely love shooting it. Fit and finish are great.
    I can't believe the tikka didn't get mentioned. So I will ,I have a t3 7mm 08 the perfect caliber.
     
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    Holy thread resurrection, Batman!!
     
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  10. Joe Dobrodey

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    I may be late to the party, but talking about guns is always a good thing.
    Better late than never, right.
    Besides I'm new to the forum.
     
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    Of all of them, I remain unimpressed.
     
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    I love this new and improved nonsence.
    Who is to say what is better or not ?
    I am of the mind of you only need one rifle that fits you properly and you learn how to use it.
    Of course we all have more than one rifle but you can only use one at a time.
    I am more than happy with having a rifle that suits my needs. And what are those needs? Simply put ,I can hit a target at a given range. The rest is cosmedic or keeping up with the Jones. My old Mauser will drop a deer just like any other rifle. I don't need or want the so called new and improved.
     
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    +1 with my fellow cantankerous old timers :D. My newest rifle is nearly 30 years old, and I don't own anything that doesn't shoot better than me.
     
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    when the Remington sps first came out in left hand,i bought one in 7mm08(475.00-OTD) and put a leupold 2.5-8x on it with dual dove tail rings-base and have hunted it every year since and have killed many deer. 120 nosler BT,s at 2900fps using a heavy charge of varget.
     

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    • a savage or mossberg 6.5 creedmore, about 400 dollars cant go wrong their. or a henry single shot in 30/30 or 45/70. cant go wrong their either.
     
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