GunCritic

27 Best Rifles For Hunting Deer

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!
1
Savage Arms 110

From $929.28

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Savage Arms 110

48

GunCritic Score

98%

User Rating

99%

2
Marlin 1894

From $1579.99

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Marlin 1894

48

GunCritic Score

93%

User Rating

99%

3
Springfield Armory M1 Garand

From $5525.00

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Springfield Armory M1 Garand

45

GunCritic Score

50%

User Rating

99%

4
Remington 7600

From $899.99

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Remington 7600

45

GunCritic Score

88%

User Rating

99%

5
Browning X-Bolt

From $999.99

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Browning X-Bolt

43

GunCritic Score

99%

User Rating

99%

6
Marlin 336C

From $1181.99

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Marlin 336C

43

GunCritic Score

79%

User Rating

99%

7
Weatherby Vanguard

From $2549.79

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Weatherby Vanguard

42

GunCritic Score

96%

User Rating

99%

8
Ruger Scout Rifle

From $2099.00

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Ruger Scout Rifle

42

GunCritic Score

97%

User Rating

99%

9
Remington 700 APR

From $1610.75

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Remington 700 APR

37

GunCritic Score

50%

User Rating

99%

10
Winchester XPR

From $595.00

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Winchester XPR

35

GunCritic Score

99%

User Rating

99%