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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Opinion of fastest handeling deer rifle?

IYO what type of rifle is the easiest/fastest handling to shoot accurately? (ie lever, bolt, ect)?

or is it just dependant of barrel length?



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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 05:56 PM
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i'm with the or part. weight, balance, and maybe most importantly fit, make up a great handling rifle.
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I totally agree fit is everything including optics. Think one shot. The only other comment is quality counts.
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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Indeed, quality counts. The reason this topic came up with me is because i was checking out some g-hog holes i was monitoring and i spooked two deer (buck or doe unknown), i had about a 3 or 4 second window where, if it was hunting season, i could have shot. It just made me wonder if the quick handling lever action carbines would fit the role better for a quick shot, from holding the gun in one hand, to sholdering it and shooting accurately. \\

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If you're talking about close in shooting, a light, short-barreled rifle is the way to go, but fit and balance are important and often overlooked by rifle shooters. Where I hunt (Montana) you are wise to be ready for anything. Last year, I planned on shooting a deer in an open field at ranges slightly beyong 400 yards. Practised all summer to get to where I felt confdent at this range. Wound up shooting a ten point at well under 50 yards. Go figure!
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I don't really know how to respond to jump shooting at running deer! Do you have time to know what's behind the deer and 3-4 seconds to decide do I shoot? A lever action with a rear peep sight may fit your needs. A savage 99 maybe, Marlin 336, Win 94. Just be carefull hunting in that manner, hopefully on your own property knowing no one else is in the area. I try not to preach too much but maybe if you made the decision not to shoot in the manner described then choosing a rifle may take on a different criteria and land you a better all around gun.
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 11:09 AM
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Machine Gun!! Just spray them.LOL
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Maybe ronn has something that would work? He just bought something that looks like a machine gun!!!!!
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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-03-2009, 07:07 PM
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nah its a semi and weighs about 10 1/2 pounds. although the concussion of my 338 rem ultra mag may disorient them long enough to aim small

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I don't really know how to respond to jump shooting at running deer! Do you have time to know what's behind the deer and 3-4 seconds to decide do I shoot?

very very valid point! I guess its a sign that im a bit young because i never thought of that :( That definately should be my first. I can say that last year, for the most part, i was hunting a hollow, so all my shots would have been down hill, but to be actively walking and suddenly spooking a deer or two is different. Blackbird opens his eyes
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