Who else wants to pack their freezer full of deer meat?
The most common cartridge used to kill deer is the .30-30 Winchester, a centerfire cartridge that is rimmed for the extractor's pleasure. This round has maintained its position at the top of the list even though there are cheaper, heavier, and better rounds available.
.243, .270, .308, .30-30, .30-06, .308, and .357 and .44 Magnum make the list for the most common and effective deer hunting calibers, so we made a list of the most regarded, yet still affordable, deer rifles. We got bolt actions, lever actions, semi-auto rifles and even a couple of pump action rifles that have been recommended by hunters who have been collecting racks for at least 15 years.
Using the up and down arrows, tell us which guns you think are the best! If you see one you like, click on that "See Deals" button and see what happens!