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Deer Hunting Rifles: The Top 5 Picks

Deer Hunting Rifles: The Top 5 Picks

Having the right equipment is just as important as having all the necessary skills and practice at deer hunting, because being badly equipped can have just the same effect as not having the right skills. Today, our objective is to provide you with the top 5 guns available on the market for deer hunting, including the price you can be expected to pay as well as some details about the gun.

A lot of guns will do the job for you, but deer hunting is all about extra-accurate aims, lightweights rigs, and the ability to pull off long-shots as you stand back from your target. Each of the 5 rifles we have listed below are perfect for the job, it’s just up to you now to choose one.

The Alpine Shooter

The Alpine Shooter

The first gun on our list is the Alpine Shooter which comes in at a cool $1,699. At that price the gun does weigh in at the top end of our list, but if you want a gun that is going to be reliable and accurate then this one really won’t let you down. The Alpine is lightweight, but don’t let that put you off. We know that lightweight often means that the performance of a rifle drops in standard but with this 6lb beauty you don’t have to worry about performance.

The shooter comes with a wide range of different calibers, but the .308 is probably the one that you want to be using for deer hunting.

H&R Handi Rifle

H&R Handi Rifle

If you aren’t interesting in advanced equipment and want to stick with the basic rifle setups then this one is for you. Now, this rifle is great for veterans who want to keep it simple or beginners who are looking to get into deer hunting but don’t want to spend thousands on a rifle just yet.

The great thing about this basic rifle is that it’s easy to use and only cost $300 to purchase.

In terms of power and accuracy, you can’t knock this rifle as its single-shot will take down any deer from any kind of range. Again you have a selection of calibers to choose from and none have any excessive recoil so it’s great for deer hunting and beginners.

Ambush 300 Blackout

Ambush 300 Blackout

This rifle looks more at home on a battle field rather than in a hunting environment but this large .30 caliber machine will pack a punch when it comes to taking down your deer quickly and efficiently. Even though you won’t need a follow up shot, as the bullets can weigh up to 125 grains and fire at 2,2000 fps, you can take a second shot quickly thanks to its semi-auto function and moderate recoil.

The only issue is that you will need to fork out a good $1,800 for one of these but for taking down deer on the spot, rifles don’t come much better.

Remington Sniper

Remington Sniper

A 26-ich barrel and weighing on the heavier side compared to other rifles in this list, we bring you the Sendero SF II that will cost you $1,500. Ideally you want this type of gun if you haven’t got to lug it up hills or steep cliff faces to get to your target, as it weighs a good 10lbs.

You can’t beat this sniper for accuracy, so as soon as it’s rigged up and ready to shoot you can be confident in its aiming ability. Like many, you have 7mm rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag., and .300 Rem. Ultramag calibers available to choose from, so it’s up to you which you feel more comfortable with.

Weatherby Vanguard Series 2

Weatherby Vanguard Series 2

The final rifle in our top 5 list is this mid-priced gun that is yours for a respectable $800. This price makes the Weatherby half the price of others in the list whilst being more than half the price of the basic H&R Handi Rifle.

With this rifle you can expect it to perform as an all-rounder for you, delivery decent accuracy, power and handling but not being the ultimate machine out there. If you use the .308 caliber you can really back a punch with this rifle, and it looks and feels great to use as well.