121 Best Deer Hunting Rifles

What's the best deer hunting rifle? This question has been circulating a lot more as we get closer to hunting season and we figured we'd throw our list into the running.

Hunting has been with us since the dawn of time. I can't think of a better way to connect with our ancestors than the thrill of the hunt. It's hard to put into words. The thrill of the chase, your breath slowing as you spot your quarry, taking aim and exhaling hoping you strike true. Carrying your catch back home to the exultation of your family and friends is so satisfying. While taking a life is a strange thing, for the purposes of sustenance it always made more sense to me. Especially when you honor the animal and appreciate it's sacrifice. We owe a duty to the earth to respect all of creation, and hunting is no exception. 

Hunting with my Dad as a child was one of my greatest joys. He absolutely was very opinionated on the best deer hunting rifle. We tried quite a few, and we settled on a few favorites that we included in this list.

At GunCritic, we're obsessed with lists and content tailored for gun owners. In this list we hope you will find the comprehensive list of the best deer hunting rifles in the world. Feel free to let us know in the comment section what we missed, or if you agree or disagree with our list. Also, if you click on any of the guns in this list you can find the best prices GunCritic could find online for that particular deer hunting rifle.
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M1 Garand

From $1999.99

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M1 Garand

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Ruger Precision Rifle

From $2099.00

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Ruger Precision Rifle

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Winchester Model 70

From $2100.99

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Winchester Model 70

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Marlin 336

From $949.99

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Marlin 336

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Remington 783

From $284.23

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Remington 783

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90%

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Mossberg Patriot

From $461.30

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Mossberg Patriot

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FN SCAR 17S

From $3499.99

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FN SCAR 17S

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Remington 770

From $261.90

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Remington 770

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86%

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Mossberg MVP

From $1175.99

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Mossberg MVP

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96%

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99%

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Remington 700 BDL

From $1329.61

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Remington 700 BDL

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