If you had to buy one deer hunting rifle what would it be? Remington 700

3 September 2010 by , 1 Comment

Remington 700 Deer Hunting Rifle

The Remington 700 is one of the most popular deer hunting rifles of all time. Introduced in 1962, it has a long and venerable, history with a great reputation for hunting deer. It is a bolt action, rotating bolt with 2 lugs rifle and has all the necessary features of a deer hunting rifle including, an adjustable trigger, detachable or non-detachable box magazine with or without hinged floorplate (depending on the model), and a side-mounted thumb safety. There are also left handed versions available. The stock also had a great design and handles recoil well.

But why is it so popular as a deer hunting rifle? The Remington is reliable and extremely acurrate right out of the box. Its performance has been so amazing that the military and police have adatpted it for there high performance, high stress purposes.

It comes in multiple barrel lengths, 22″ to 26″, and has been available in a wide variety of calibers, including 243 Win, 25-06 Remington, 270 Win, 7mm-08 Remington, 7mm Remington Mag, 7mm Remington Ultra Mag, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Win Mag, 300 Remington Ultra Mag, and 35 Whelen. These options give it a good balance between short range hunting in brush and swamps and long range hunting in open areas. The 7MM, .308, or .30-06 caliber rounds are some of the most common chamberings and are ideal for deer hunting.

There are two models that would be an excellent first deer hunting rifle the: CDL, BDL. Both have the classic styling of the original model. They are also lighter than some of the heaver rifles are are much easier to carry around. The LSS is an even lighter version of the CDL and BDL. Its wood stocks and steel parts have been replaced with synthetic and stainless steel.

They typically run between $600-$700 new but since so many have been maufactured, you’ll probably find a good condition rifle for sale for even less in the classifieds or at a pawn shop.

Check out the Remington in action in this video

Common Deer Hunting Rifle Ammunition

27 August 2010 by , No Comments
Deer Hunting Rifle Ammo

Common Deer Hunting Rifle Ammo

Typical deer hunting rifle ammunition comes in two types:  heavy, large-caliber,  slow-moving bullets, for short ranges and light, small-caliber, high-velocity bullets for long distance shooting. Both are effective in hunting deer but one may fit your hunting situation better depending on where you live and what you are hunting.

A typical example of the first deer hunting rifle ammunition is the classic .30-06 Springfield.  With the .30-06 you have good flexibility in the size of the bullet. With the larger 150 grain and 180 grain bullets, you can use them to hunt larger game such as mule deer and elk. .30-06 caliber rounds are also ideal for ranges under 150 yards.

7MM ammunition is an example of the second type of deer hunting rifle ammunition. The bullet has a higher velocity on leaving the gun, has less drop than the .30-06 caliber rounds, and has excellent knockdown power. This makes the 7MM more ideal for long distance use above 150 yards.

Both types of ammunition  are available for many types of commonly found deer hunting rifles.

Budget Ranges For A New Deer Hunting Rifle

17 August 2010 by , 1 Comment

Remington Deer Hunting Rifles

So you’re in the market for a new deer hunting rifle. You might be a new hunter or looking to find a something new to hunt with. How much would you expect to pay for a new deer hunting rifle?

The first thing not to do is go to the local sporting goods store and buy the most expensive deer hunting rifle they have along with a lot of unneccsaary accessories. There are a wide range of deer hunting rifles that fit your hunting needs.

There are three price ranges of deer hunting rifles that should interest a deer hunting rifle buyer: $400 or less, $400-800, $800 and above.

$400 and less rifles are low end deer hunting rifles, serviceable and will do the job but will not be handed down to the grandkids. However you could easily buy a scope that costs more than the rifle. An example is the Marlin XL-7 which can often be found under $300. A Mossberg ATR 100 in a .270 is a cheap at $300 at Walmart. but it shoots well and comes with a decent trigger and bolt. It can last as long as a top of the line Sako but at 20% of the price.

A $400-800 deer hunting rifle is very sturdy and completely functional. They have well known brands like Remington and Savage and have excellent reputations for durability and long life.

$800+ deer hunting rifles are the top of the line rifles. The include brands like Browning, Baretta, and CZ. They typically have superior workmanship and more options but it’s debatable how many hunters can take advantage of these features.

There is a deer hunting rifle in each of these budget ranges that will serve your needs. We’ll be discussing the details of many deer hunting rifles in future posts.