Lets see your favorite Deer Rifles


#1

Lets see some of your favorite Deer rifles!

These are my 2 go to rifles. I really enjoy hunting with a nice walnut stocked rifle but in any weather day in day out one of these is going to get the call.Both Browning X Bolts in McMillian Game Scout stocks both have Zeiss V4 scopes top is a 6.5 Creedmoor bottom is chambered in 7-08. I am a huge 7-08 fan I picked up the Creedmoor due to a good price and factory rebate.


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#2

My 6.5 Creedmoor.

Absolutely love this rifle.


#3

Just refinished my 23 year old deer 12 guage Remington 870 Express Magnum w/ 22" rifled barrel shotgun. Killed many of deer with it.

5 rounds just the other day - 8/23. Round #2 will be later on to get it further dialed in @100 yards. Shoulder was getting a little worn out on me.

I’ve killed plenty of deer w/ my 1974 Marlin 336 30-30 as well.

Wife shooting it @300 yards.

Varmint/Predator Rifle



#4

Nice looking rig Brian. This is my other 6.5 Creedmoor.


#5

Wildlife I killed many deer with an 870 Remington or Mossberg 500 and a rifled barrel.I hear ya on the shoulder getting a little tired. Love the Marin levers have a 45-70 and one of the Limited Edition Cowboys in 45 LC is on my list.


#6

Wildlife how do you like that At One stock?


#7

I like it quite a bit, thank you!

I did a fairly detailed write up on upgrading the rifle from a synthetic stock to the At One. You more than welcome to check it out in the following links.

Which bolt action rifle is good for beginner long range shooter?


#8

Very good write up Wildlife :+1:


#9

I’m in a “rifle poor” region that just opened up to rifles last year - so I have a Savage M11 in .260 Rem all revved up and ready to go this fall.

Nikon ProStaff 3-9X 40mm. Pretty uninteresting except for the Tenebraex anti-reflection occular insert. And the Harris 1A bipod is probably older than 75% of the members here. (1976ish).

Prior to this I have only used a centerfire rifle twice for deer. A M39 Finnish Mosin-Nagant with Sako arsenal barrel (and the stock military sights). Years back the county next door where I had hunted opened a rifle season. Two deer in two days . . . both under 15 yards. Go figure.

Now here is “almost” a rifle. Hastings full rifled barrel on a 12 ga 11-87 Premier shooting Hornady 300 gr SST slugs (saboted FTX bullets). Best target was 5 in 1-1/4" at 100 yards with a 4X Weaver. Beastly heavy, though.

Hits hard and leaves a mark.


#11

I have to tip my hat to that .260 they are very accurate and under appreciated today.


#12

And I can’t imagine a more ideal whitetail deer cartridge. With a 1:8" twist and IMR 4451 or H4350 powders and the Hornady 143 gr ELD-X or other VLD bullets available it is a killer from muzzle to any practical distance on 200 to 250 lb deer.

But then a 7mm-08 or .308 WIN (or .300 Savage) is perfect as well. :wink:


#13

All true. finding new 303 savage is a pain in my area. Making it is far easier.
Good thing that 300 savage is fruitful!


#14

Browning A Bolt II laminated thumbhole stock ,

270wsm, 26" barrel, Leupold 6.5-20x56mm XV-L varmint reticle scope w/aluminum scope covers


#15

Winchester 30-30 purchased used in 1964. Built in 1953.


#16

Added an upgrade to my Savage M11 .260 Rem.

Dropped the action into a Boyd’s Light-weight thumbhole stock. Originally it had the synthetic stock (and light shorter weight barrel) and tended to walk left as the barrel heated up. I now get three shots before that happens. Best so far (with the 143 gr ELD-X) was three in 0.31" c.t.c @ 100 yards. But five shots groups ALWAYS break 1 MOA. So over the winter I will install aluminum pillars and glass bed the action. Way more than good enough for my needs, but better is always . . . better.

I also got some of the new Sierra 130 gr Tipped GameKing Gamechangers and they may be the cat’s ass for whitetail in this cartridge if I can find a good load. I’m in quiet running mode now as my range is in the woods where I hunt. And it’s bow season. Shhhhhhh.


#17

Beautiful upgrade!