What is the Best Whitetail Deer Hunting Rifle
Why this survey?
After searching all sorts of information on the internet and everywhere else, I’ve finally come to a conclusion as to the question of what is the best rifle for hunting whitetail deer. The best rifle to use is what ever rifle the person you asked the question of owns at the time.
Yep, there is no precise answer. There are so many debates on the internet about this one subject and the discussions get rather heated at times, so much so that not much is decided on the subject.
One reason this happens is the different hunting circumstances American whitetail deer hunters experience. Down here in southern Georgia we have swamps and river bottoms with thick undergrowth to contend with in many instances.
Sure, the pick-up truck hunters can still sit around the many corn or peanut fields and get a shot at a trophy buck, but the true hunters will venture into the deep woods and swamps because the monsters bucks haunt these areas of difficult terrain. There also seems to be something more honorable in doing it this way but perhaps this is just my opinion.
Different bucks from same stand with different rifles
What do you think?
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But in other places around the country there are less woodlands and more open areas which entails making a longer shot more important to the whitetail deer hunter. There are other reasons for choosing a particular rifle for whitetail deer hunting.
Tradition is something many whitetail deer hunters honor almost as much as the sport itself. As young hunters they learned to hunt whitetail deer with their fathers or sometimes grandfathers and usually with the particular rifle their teachers used.
The purpose of this article is to take a survey of as many whitetail deer hunters as possible to try and put some perspective on this very controversial subject. You get a chance to give your reasons why you made the choice you made about “The best all around Whitetail Deer hunting rifle.”
Thanks for any input you may have. If your choice is not in the poll capsule please add to the comment capsule. The results will be included in the final count.
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Time's running out for the 2009 poll!
Yep, the new 2010 best deer rifle poll will be begin at the onset of the firearm hunting season. You may still vote in the 2009 poll for a few short weeks. If you would like to see other choices for best deer rifle in the new poll, please leave a suggestion in the comments section at the bottom of the page.
If enough suggestions for a particular caliber of rifle are made it will be included in the new poll. Please comment on why you like your particular choice of deer rifle after you vote. This poll is intended to aid both novice deer hunters and seasoned pros in making the correct choice of hunting rifle for the many different locations and terrain of our wonderful country.
Deer hunting is an ancient and honorable sport which enables us to understand and support these wonderful animals which have furnished us with, not only food and clothing for so many centuries, but with the excitement and ancient traditions not allowed common men in the Old World. You are part of this legacy!
2009 Best Whitetail Deer Rifle Results
What is the Best Whitetail Deer hunting Rifle
- 9% 243
- 28% 270
- 23% 308
- 11% 30-30
- 29% 30 .06
This poll is now closed to voting.
2010 Best Whitetail Deer Rifle Poll
What is the best whiitetail deer hunting rifle?See results without voting
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