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Posted by guttata on 12/28 at 8:26 pm
Decided to do some deer hunting. Need advice on a rifle. Got 3 food plots with the largest being about 175 yards from the stand. If you could have 1 rifle that you used for the occasional deer hunt, what would it be? Not looking to spend a ton of money, just a basic gun that would get the job done.


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Posted by prostyleoffensetime on 12/28 at 8:28 pm to guttata
Tikka T3... 270, 308, 30-06, 280.

eta: first, in case this turns out like the other rifle advice threads.


This post was edited on 12/28 at 8:29 pm

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Posted by TClayboy99 on 12/28 at 8:29 pm to guttata
30-06 Woodsmaster


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Posted by hogdaddy on 12/28 at 8:29 pm to guttata
Remington 700 in 270 or 30.06


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Posted by Riseupfromtherubble on 12/28 at 8:32 pm to guttata
I'd advise shooting those listed in the 2nd post and see which one you like best. They'll all drop a deer with ease from 175 yards


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Posted by DownshiftAndFloorIt on 12/28 at 8:34 pm to guttata
Tikka t3 in .308, .270, or .30-06 would be my choice.

You can change the rifle, but go with one of those 3 calibers. Nobody makes a bad rifle these days.



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Posted by Nascar Fan on 12/28 at 8:34 pm to guttata
308


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Posted by Hammertime on 12/28 at 8:40 pm to Nascar Fan
Anybody shoot a .270WSM? I have wanted to get one for a while but couldn't really justify it since I already have a .30-06 and 30-30


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Posted by BarDTiger81 on 12/28 at 8:41 pm to Hammertime
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Posted by wiltznucs on 12/28 at 8:42 pm to guttata
7mm-08 in whatever bolt action fits your budget..


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Posted by Nodust on 12/28 at 8:45 pm to Hammertime
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but couldn't really justify it since I already have a .30-06 and 30-30


Don't let that stop you



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Posted by prostyleoffensetime on 12/28 at 8:48 pm to Hammertime
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Anybody shoot a .270WSM?


I have one. It's a Tikka. I don't shoot it a lot. I don't even have a scope on it right now. I never even got a chance to kill a deer with it, before I bought my 300. I'm in the process of turning it into a truck gun for coyotes/hogs. It was super accurate before I took the scope off of it.



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Posted by Anton7 on 12/28 at 8:48 pm to guttata
None of the above posters are wrong considering you're talking about the furthest plot being only 175 yards away. Child's play for any of the calibers mentioned. Even the 30-30 with the leverevolutions can get out to 200 yds with ease. Which would be my gun of choice for the distance you're talking about. BTW, .444 and 35 wheelan would be a consideration at that distance and have a considerable advantage in knock down power. The rest of the calibers mentioned above would be advantageous at distances beyond what you're hunting. Of course, all of this is IMHO and others will disagree.


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Posted by offshoretrash on 12/28 at 8:50 pm to Anton7
Go with a 270 or 30-06 because you never know when you need that little extra.


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Posted by Nodust on 12/28 at 8:52 pm to guttata
Get a 35 whelen handi rifle, you can hunt primative seasons. If I was getting a new rifle and didn't have one that's what I would start with. I know a few folks that use only that year round.


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Posted by Run up middle on 12/28 at 9:00 pm to guttata
Have a Thompson Icon 7mm and love it. You can save a little money and get the venture in synthetic and it is same action


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Posted by Anton7 on 12/28 at 9:02 pm to Nodust
The wife just got me the CVA Elite Stalker .444 for Christmas. .270 when I'm hunting the 200 yd. line and the .444 when in the climber and shooting less than 150. The 30-30's gonna turn into a safe queen.


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Posted by Nodust on 12/28 at 9:05 pm to Anton7
The 444 and 35 whelen bring whole new meaning to primative. Plus the handi rifles are cheap, nobody cares about taking them in the rain and mud.


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Posted by Anton7 on 12/28 at 9:08 pm to Nodust
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The 444 and 35 whelen bring whole new meaning to primative. Plus the handi rifles are cheap, nobody cares about taking them in the rain and mud.
Yesir, and as mentioed above, I have a buddy that hunts year round with a .444 and drops many-a-deer with it.



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Posted by LSUBrad5277 on 12/28 at 9:10 pm to Hammertime
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Anybody shoot a .270WSM?


I have one but i mainly use my. 30-06 cause. 270 WSM ammo is $$$$.



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