Frequent question: What is the best all around deer rifle caliber?

What is a good all around deer rifle?

Here are six good choices.

  • Remington 7600. The Remington model 7600. Remington. …
  • Marlin 1895. The Marlin Model 1895. …
  • Remington Model Seven. Remington Model Seven Remington. …
  • Browning BAR. A current model Browning BAR. …
  • Browning BLR. Browning BLR. …
  • Savage Model 99. The Savage Model 99 lever-action rifle is unconventional in design.

What caliber is overkill for deer?

If I had to choose a range of calibers for a deer-only rifle, I’d go with something between . 243 Win. and 7mm. This range provides the benefits of manageable recoil and limited shot report as well as reliable terminal ballistics using a wide range of available bullets and loads.

RE: Smallest Caliber For Deer Hunting

. 223 is the smallest I would go. I personally have never shot a deer with one, but my buddy shot one for years.

What is the most used hunting rifle?

The Remington Model 700 is a perfect choice for a hunter who wants a practical and versatile, yet still reasonably priced hunting rifle. After all there’s a reason why the Remington Model 700 is the most popular hunting rifle in the United States: it’s accurate, affordable, reliable, and easy to use.

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By far the most popular pistol round bought worldwide, the 9mm round is extremely versatile from the shooting range to self-defense. With variable grains available and different bullet designs, 9mm rounds provide enough stopping power at close range to protect yourself, and enough accuracy to be used in competitions.

What is the most versatile firearm?


The assault rifle is the most versatile weapon on my list, after the concealable handgun. You can defend yourself and your home with one. You also have the ability to hunt with one.

Is a 30-06 Overkill a deer?

Yes, the 30-06 is too much and the . 243 is too little. There are very few cartridges that are correct for hunting deer.

Is a 308 overkill a deer?

308 Winchester certainly has enough energy to kill deer, pronghorn, elk, moose and bear out to 300 yards, but the bullet drops fast and it’s trajectory looks like a bell shaped curve by 500 yards.

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