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.
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Known for its reliability, the M1 Garand Semi Auto Rifles are great for hunting and target shooting. The M1 Garand was first made in 1936.
The M1 Garand is a .30 caliber semi-automatic rifle that was... read more
The Ruger Precision Rifle has a proprietary Pre-Fit barrel system. Pre-chambered "Drop-In Ready" barrels can be purchased, and the correct headspace is set using a proprietary barrel nut design. The b... read more
The Winchester Model 70 is a bolt-action sporting rifle. It has an iconic place in American sporting culture and has been held in high regard by shooters since it was introduced in 1936, earning the m... read more
Custom-grade accuracy is now within reach of virtually every hunter. Building upon expertise that's dominated bolt-action technology for more than 50 years, our engineering team started from scratch a... read more
Experience the long range accuracy, downrange power, exceptional reliability and match winning versatility of the FN SCAR 17S, the semi-auto only version of the U.S. Special Operations Command's newes... read more
Remington 270 Win Sporter/22" Blue Barrel/Synthetic Stock/Scope The Model 770 is the perfect choice for any hunter looking to fast forward through the process of selecting a scope and components. It c... read more
THE AR-MAGAZINE FED BOLT-ACTION RIFLE. Accurate, dependable and always ready for more, the MVP, which accepts commonly available AR-style magazines, became an instant hit with a wide audience of hunt... read more
The Remington Model 700, a rifle with no equal, and a superior performer in every way. Its accuracy and dependability have become the standard by which all other centerfire rifles are measured and con... read more