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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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What Gun is best

I want to take a poll, what do you guys think is the best deer hunting rifle. Choosing by calibur, accuracy, and most importantly where your hunting, how far shots your gonna get. I love the gun i use its a Marlin 336 model bolt action 30/30 with a gold ring louepold scope on it with 2-7 ajustment its pefect for where i hunt im not gonna get a shot more that 100 yards. I have a draw that goes back 50 yards to my left and in front of me i have a creek and behind that i have a grass field im in a tree line and to the right of me I have a hill leading right down to my stand I love it. We've harvested two nice buck from that stand had a miss fire with a black powder on another and shot a maybe ten point but one side of the rack was messed up.
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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-27-2008, 03:29 PM
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huh?! always thought the 336 was a lever action.
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If you've been on this site for a while, or any other hunting site for that matter, you'll see this questions comes up from time to time. This question often generates a lot of responses and opinions, even a friendly argument or two. My answer always is that my rifle is the best..... for me. The best gun for deer hunting, or anything else, for you is the gun that YOU shoot best. Of course, the caliber must be adequate for the size of the game animal and the normal shooting ranges that are encountered, and, of course, it has to be a legal caliber. Other than that, I don't believe there is any one caliber or action that is the "best" in an absolute sense. Some relatively small calibers have killed some mighty big animals over the years, and the action doesn't matter that much if you get that first shot where it belongs. The most important thing is that the hunter is confident with the gun he or she is holding, and that comes from experience at the range and in the field.
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amend to that onehorse and ronn I think you caught something.
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My favorite is the one I have in my hands from time I take the shot to the time I kill the next deer. Shot placement is everything......although I like to make excuses to buy guns for different situations. I've killed most of my deer with 00 buckshot, a few with a 300 Win Mag, a few with a 7mm-08, and a few with a 270 Win. I've have also killed the odd deer with a 12 gauge slug, a 22 LR (head or neck shot), someone elses 30-06 and 22-250. However, I'm having a fetish for a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington.
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My answer always is that my rifle is the best..... for me. The best gun for deer hunting, or anything else, for you is the gun that YOU shoot best. Of course, the caliber must be adequate for the size of the game animal and the normal shooting ranges that are encountered, and, of course, it has to be a legal caliber. The most important thing is that the hunter is confident with the gun he or she is holding, and that comes from experience at the range and in the field.
Right on the nose Mr. Onehorse. All I use is a Rem 710 3006 and it is very good to me. But to some others it may be a clunker of a rifle. I love my clunker.
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Right on the nose Mr. Onehorse. All I use is a Rem 710 3006 and it is very good to me. But to some others it may be a clunker of a rifle. I love my clunker.
No more of a clunker than my Mosin Nagant! I do so love that $85 rifle.

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huh?! always thought the 336 was a lever action.
Im thinking the same as you ronn, I've never seen a 336 that wasn't lever actioned.

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I'm with ronn. I've never seen a 336 that wasn't a lever action. By the way it is a great gun in a 35 Remington.
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If you've been on this site for a while, or any other hunting site for that matter, you'll see this questions comes up from time to time. This question often generates a lot of responses and opinions, even a friendly argument or two. My answer always is that my rifle is the best..... for me. The best gun for deer hunting, or anything else, for you is the gun that YOU shoot best. Of course, the caliber must be adequate for the size of the game animal and the normal shooting ranges that are encountered, and, of course, it has to be a legal caliber. Other than that, I don't believe there is any one caliber or action that is the "best" in an absolute sense. Some relatively small calibers have killed some mighty big animals over the years, and the action doesn't matter that much if you get that first shot where it belongs. The most important thing is that the hunter is confident with the gun he or she is holding, and that comes from experience at the range and in the field.
im with onehorse 100 percent on this one i wouldnt trade my ruger m77 30/06 for anything to me thats the best gun anyone could buy

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