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Old 12-08-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default Favorite deer hunting rifles?

What are your preferred guns to hunt with in BW or eglin and why is it your favorite? I am gun shopping and need some advice. Thanks

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Old 12-08-2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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I have a Remington 710 in 270 cal. Not the best gun in the world to most but it's what I could afford when I was 12 lol. I wouldn't go bigger than a .270 because there is no need. I shoot 130gr bullets and can reach out to 350yds comfortably. A lot of the spots I hunt are only a 100-150yd shot though. Thinking about buying a slug gun for three of the spots I hunt the most cuz they are only 75 yards or less.

Either way a .270 would be the best caliber to me for deer size and range plus they are lighter than the bigger cals.
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My favorite for BW or Eglin is actually my son's single shot .270. Light, compact and accurate. Less weight humping in a stand and big rifle banging into the stand or your thigh, you can swing it without hitting tree limbs and with a scope it's a nail driver.

I've got bigger rifles, but just seemed to gravitate to the .270 in the woods/thickets.
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I shoot a Remington 700 in 30-06.

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I was looking at a .270 for the price. Seems like a good choice. Thanks again.

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A bolt action or single shot in 243.

A bolt action or single shot in 25/06, with at least a 24" barrel.
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Get the 700 combo in .270 from Walmart. Throw out the Bushnell and put on a Leupold. Last you a lifetime. There are other prettier guns (BARs, 700 BDLs, Mdl 70s), but the Rem 700 is your best econo option.
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Get the 700 combo in .270 from Walmart. Throw out the Bushnell and put on a Leupold. Last you a lifetime. There are other prettier guns (BARs, 700 BDLs, Mdl 70s), but the Rem 700 is your best econo option.
Why buy the combo if you don't want the scope?
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:17 PM   #10
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Savage Axis in .270 with a Zeiss Conquest 3-12x56.
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