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The Modern Whitetail Rifle

The grand old 7x57 is one of my favorites for whitetails. It is not ideal in the most open country, but at our place in Kansas there are no shots it can’t handle.
The grand old 7×57 is one of my favorites for whitetails. It is not ideal in the most open country, but at our place in Kansas there are no shots it can’t handle.

The buck came in from my right, almost invisible, and tended a scrape behind a screen of trees for several minutes before stretching his neck forward. I am not by nature a “neck shooter,” but by that time I was nearing cardiac arrest. As soon as I had a clear Continue reading The Modern Whitetail Rifle

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What’s Your Favorite Deer Rifle?

Roger Christianson is shown here, hunting in Alaska with the Model 70 .30-06 (his first favorite deer rifle).
Roger Christianson is shown here, hunting in Alaska with the Model 70 .30-06 (his first favorite deer rifle).

In a recent issue, Safari Magazine asked its readers to weigh in on their favorite rifles for hunting deer. As expected, the question resulted in a lot of strong opinions and made for some interesting email strings. Here are some of the responses: Continue reading What’s Your Favorite Deer Rifle?

Favorite Deer Rifle?

One of Steve Comus' favorite deer rifles is a David Miller Co. GRAGUN in .300 Weatherby. What's your #FavoriteDeerRifle?
One of Steve Comus’ favorite deer rifles is a David Miller Co. GRAGUN in .300 Weatherby. What’s your #FavoriteDeerRifle?

What is your favorite deer rifle/cartridge combination? The answers to this oft-asked question sometimes depend on where one is in the world at the time.

For example, the answer likely is much different if the deer involved is a roe deer in Europe than if the deer is a whitetail in North America.

To prime the pump, so to speak, I’ll ante with my answer, which also has changed over time. During my decades of hunting deer, I have gone through distinct phases. Continue reading Favorite Deer Rifle?