Good deer rifle with open sights
11/26/14 @ 5:37 PM
I'm looking for a decent deer rifle with open sights (as opposed to a scope). I have a scoped shotgun but find it hard to get it in the sights fast with a scope. I need something reasonably priced (cheaper the better) but reliable and easy to clean if it gets wet. Anyone have any recommendations on brands/models, things to look for, caliber. Thanks.
12/1/14 @ 5:57 AM
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11/27/14 @ 10:03 PM
I just re-read the post. Unless you're using a shotgun with a high comb stock that is probably the main reason you're not able to pick up the crosshairs fast. Stocks on shotguns are made for pointing down a rib, not sighting through a scope.
11/27/14 @ 7:51 PM
Ditto, my main rifle is a 6 mm Remington. It shoots the same 100 grain projectile that a .243 Winny shoots. It doesn't take but a twig to send that bullet into a tumble. "Plow through the brush" is sort of a relative phrase for me. Unnecessarily shooting into heavy cover is irresponsible in my opinion.
11/27/14 @ 6:39 PM
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11/27/14 @ 10:18 AM
Yep, lever action 30/30s are modestly priced though not exactly easy to clean if you get it wet or dirty.
Bolt actions are easiest to clean though not as fast shooting as a lever action. Look at the Savage for good value and quality in bolt action.
11/27/14 @ 7:47 AM
Marlin 336C lever action combo with a sling. They are available for around $300 new and a little cheaper used. I owned one and shot several deer with it. I sold it to my sister and she uses it now and has shot several more deer with it. She has a scope on it, but it comes with decent iron sights right out of the box.