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Get In Touch With Your Inner Cowboy: The Marlin 336

17 September 2010 by , 2 Comments

On a budget, a teenager, or just don’t want to spend a lot of money trying out the sport of deer hunting, no problem! There are many perfectly fine deer hunting rifles that only cost a few hundred dollars that you can get and try out the sport. One of them is a the Marlin 336. Introduced in 1948, it still works perfectly well as a hunting rifle even though it may not have a lot of features compared to today’s guns. It is a lever action rifle with a 6 shot tubular magazine which can still give you a good rate of fire as the following video shows:

It is not the most accurate rifle at long ranges but for shooting at ranges under 150 yards it works well. This short range does restrict it to hunting in woods and scrub locations so if you’re hunting at long ranges, this one might not be for you.

It is commonly chambered in 30-30 Winchester, .35 Remington, .308 Marlin Express, and .338 Marlin Express. However, for deer hunting purposes, the .30-30 caliber is probably your best best bet. It it is a common type of deer hunting ammunition, is widely available, relatively inexpensive, and doesn’t excessively damage the deear when hit.

It’s also a good looking gun. It also has the classic old west features of wooden stock, checkered, deeply blued metal surfaces. It weighs only 7 lbs. making it easy to carry into remote or difficult locations.

You can find this deer hunting rifle at sporting goods stores new for between $250-300 but there’s plenty floating around in pawn shops many can be found in the $150-200 range which should also include a decent scope. Make sure that you get a reputable gunsmith to check out your rifle before using it.

Many hunters have brought home a deer with this little gem of a deer hunting rifle and so can you.

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.