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Dudley 04-27-2007 08:39 PM

Budget Deer Rifle for White Tails
I got some really good advice at Shotgun world forum and purchased a 20 ga ultra slug gun and a bushnell scope. Good advice. Good gun choice.

Wisconsin has some shotgun only counties and some where a rifle is allowed. I now have access to some rifle country.

I have looked at the Savage 111 package gun w/ a scope. The ones w/o accutrigger are priced as low as $320. I think they are left over inventory of nonaccutrigger guns.

The gun will be used strictly for deer hunting. I would prefer a composite stock. I might also consider a stainless action and barrel if that does not hamper the stealth aspects of deer hunting??? I am also fond of a bolt action. I have a remington bolt action 22 that I really like. I will not purchase a semi auto, but I will consider other actions.

Most of my hunting will be from a stand. Most of my shots will be less than 100 yards.

Any advice on a gun choice or caliber for deer? I have been eyeing the .270. I have several coworkers who are .270 owners and they rave about the caliber.

It will be a woods gun and it will get dinged. That is just the nature of bringing a gun into the woods and hauling it up into a tree stand.

I did not grow up hunting deer. I have only hunted for about the last 4 or 5 years so I have a lot to learn. Thanks in advance for your help.

BrassMonkey 04-27-2007 10:10 PM

You can pick up a Remington 700 with a composite stock for around $400-$500. Heres mine in .308win.

WILDCATT 05-09-2007 07:56 PM

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savage makes good deer guns and accurate.get .308 will do job as well as cart are common.or you could get H & R handy rifle about $150.they load fast if you practice.30/30 will handle deer at son got deer with sks at 100yds and it dropped in its tracks.

UnBound 05-10-2007 04:11 PM


Originally Posted by BrassMonkey (Post 588)
You can pick up a Remington 700 with a composite stock for around $400-$500. Heres mine in .308win.

My thoughts and reccomendation exactly...well, I am partial to the 30-06 cartridge ;)

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