Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by 428cj » August 13th, 2019, 5:20 pm

Go with a 30.06 and they work.



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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by Longhair1957 » August 13th, 2019, 5:42 pm

shooter444 wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Mighty fine looking piece you got there Longhair,... in my most favorite long action caliber, too!!!

Falling Bock?
Thanks and yes, Browning 1885 falling block.
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August 13th, 2019, 2:45 pm
That's a good looking rifle!
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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by shooter444 » August 15th, 2019, 8:18 am

Hmmm,... a Browning falling block in 30-06 sprg.,... doesn't get any better than that!!!
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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by nvgdude » August 30th, 2019, 3:14 pm

GunSmoke wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 10:53 am
As a kids I hunted with a lever action 30-30, it was my uncle's. I miss that rifle.

So I've narrowed it down to 308, 7 mm mag or 300 Win Mag. Thoughts?
You are hunting DEER, not MOOSE. And white-tails are small compared to mule deer. 308 is more than adequate.

The 30-06 Falling block you picked up will work just fine, for whitetail I would use a 150 grain SST

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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by GunSmoke » August 30th, 2019, 8:57 pm

Hey guys, to close the loop on this I did pick up a bergara 308.

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Post by Steve_In_29 » August 31st, 2019, 3:49 pm

Which Bergara?

.308 is good but doesn't have the option of heavy loads for bigger game that a 30.06 would have given you.

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Post by GunSmoke » September 2nd, 2019, 7:49 pm

I actually picked it up mainly for the ammo price, and the option to practice more with a bolt gun. I'm new to more precision shooting, everything else I own is semi auto. I picked up an HMR. Yes it's heavy, but so far it's been a great shooter. I'm run this this year, and have the excuse to buy anouther caliber next year.

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Post by Steve_In_29 » September 2nd, 2019, 8:51 pm

Hopefully you don't have to lug that 9.5 pound (without optic) HMR around much while hunting.

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Post by 17-21-23 » September 3rd, 2019, 2:30 pm

Remington 700 in 308.
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Post by GunSmoke » September 3rd, 2019, 3:04 pm

Agreed that it's heavy. I'm not worried about a few pounds though, I'm in a lot better shape than that. I backpack with much heavier load than I'll be carrying on this hunt.

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Post by Steve_In_29 » September 3rd, 2019, 3:28 pm

Good luck to you on the hunt and let us know how it goes for you.

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Post by weenis » September 3rd, 2019, 6:30 pm

Barrett Fieldcraft in 6.5 Creedmoor. With Allen sling, Hill People stock sleeve, Leupold LRP 6.5-20x50, Spartan Javelin bipod, and 9 rounds, the total weight comes in at 8lbs 4oz.

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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by shooter444 » September 3rd, 2019, 7:14 pm

Nice,... clean,... direct,... all business,.... I like it Weenis!
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Re: Got drawn for Whitetail, need to buy a deer rifle. Model & caliber suggestions?

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Post by weenis » September 4th, 2019, 8:09 am

shooter444 wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 7:14 pm
Nice,... clean,... direct,... all business,.... I like it Weenis!
Thanks. It's light weight and long range. It was fun to put together. I'm most impressed with the base platform from Barrett, and the bipod.

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