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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)?
 

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Better depends on your point of view. Yes, the 7.62x39 as a round is quite capable at killing deer sized game. While I may not choose the AK as the platform to do that, I am sure that it has been.

As for a semi auto, lever, slide, or bolt actions, that is also a personal preference. You can be very fast with either one of them. Besides, you only need one shot, right? :)

-Bidah
 

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I carried an M-1A through the woods in Wyoming when Uncle Sam had me there. It was a bit on the heavy side but worked will for deer and prong horn.
 

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I killed my first deer with an AK-47. Like stated above it is very capable of doing the job. I now use an AR-15 which many people say souldn't be used for deer.
 

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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.
 

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I and my son have shot deer with my SKS. One shot, one kill. That said, it's no way near as accurate as a bolt or my Rem. pump. Close range, good enough though!
 

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Dan

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
 

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hunting with SKS

I wish they'd let us hunt with a high powered rifle in indiana. i got an sks that would do it and the ammo is cheaper than 30-30, it's only $4 per box of 20.
 
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