Originally Posted by gearhead396
Ok guys I've been in to guns my whole life ,and since I was 18 years old I've been buying handguns and a few rifles here and there but I don't have a hunting rifle just a 22 and a 12g and 16g shotgun my question is what's a good deer and pig rifle I'm gonna use it for both any suggestions?
In a lever it would be a Marlin 336 in 30-30.
In a bolt gun go with the 7mm-08. It is one of the most effective/efficient and over looked calibers out there!!!
It has the ability to shoot as far as the 270 and hit harder but comes in a much smaller package (short action) and you can go to heavier bullets for heavier game if necessary not to mention the recoil in slightly more than the wimpy 243!