I have traditionally always thought that the 30-30 or the 30-06 was the best gun to use for deer hunting however; I have recently tried an AK variant of some sort at a shooting range and was wondering if this would be better for deer hunting (because if you miss or hit wrong you are already reloaded)?
The AK`s and the SKS`s are just no way near as accurate as a good bolt gun. I helped a friend build up and SKS for deer hunting. I was quick to point out that he would be lucky to hold a 4 in. group at 100 yrds. He siad that`s ok because where he hunts you couldn`t see a deer at 100 yrds. I guess alot depends on how and where you hunt.
I set up a new in the box Remington mdl 7400 right when the new mdl 750 came out. I found a great deal on line for one and put a Mueller 3X9X40 red dot scope with 1/8 min clicks on it. I had a trigger job done on it and it shoots pretty well. I have not hunted anything with it yet, but might take it to the Adirondacks this fall for a weekend or two if I can find the time.
It likes the Remington 180 grain round nose core lokts. Dan