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 two 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 floor-plate (depending on the model), and side-mounted thumb safety. There are also left-handed versions available. The stock also had a great design and handled recoil well.
But why is it as popular as a deer hunting rifle? The Remington is reliable and extremely accurate right out of the box. Its performance has been so amazing that the military and police have adapted it for their high performance, high-stress purposes.
Two models 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 heavier rifles 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 manufactured; you’ll probably find a good condition rifle for sale for even less in the classifieds or at a pawn shop.
Common Deer Hunting Rifle Ammunition
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 for hunting 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 fewer drops 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
So you’re in the market for a new deer hunting rifle. You might be a new hunter or looking to find 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 unnecessary 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.
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. They include brands like Browning, Baretta, and CZ. They typically have superior workmanship and more options, but its 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.