Good deer rifle with open sights

11/26/14 @ 6:37 PM
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Team Crap Eye
Team Crap Eye
USER since 1/24/09
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.
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12/1/14 @ 6:57 AM
Old Salt
Old Salt
USER since 8/14/02
Marlin 1895 in 45-70 Gov't

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11/30/14 @ 5:12 PM
870man
870man
USER since 2/13/02
30/30 or Remington 7600 pump

Edited on 11/30/14 5:15 PM
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11/29/14 @ 7:52 PM
STEVE L
STEVE L
USER since 4/19/02
Any lever rifle will give you that. And for practice off season a lever .22 is killer fun.

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11/28/14 @ 7:26 AM
lawdog616
lawdog616
MEMBER since 1/20/04
H&R Single Shot rifle........they shoot great, they are cheap and you can have different caliber barrels matched to them at the factory.

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11/27/14 @ 11:03 PM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
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.

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11/27/14 @ 8:51 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
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.

Happy Thanksgiving.

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11/27/14 @ 7:39 PM
ditto
ditto
USER since 12/6/10
I prefer short range guns that can plow some brush." Oh Jesus do people still believe this "plow through brush" crap?

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11/27/14 @ 11:34 AM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
USER since 9/27/01
Rossi lever action in either 44 mag or 454 Casull. A 12 gauge with a slug barrel does the job as well. I prefer short range guns that can plow some brush.

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11/27/14 @ 11:18 AM
river_chaser
river_chaser
USER since 10/3/12
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.

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11/27/14 @ 8:47 AM
land man
land man
USER since 9/12/06
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.

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