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Guys, I'm looking to get a good White Tail deer rifle that has classic looks as in wood stock blued barrel. I'd like something that I can buy new and pass on to my kids and/or my grandchildren. In other words I want a good, well built rifle that my grandchildren can still kill deer with and be proud to say "this was my grandfather's". I would like to use it myself for White tail deer in NC...thinking .270 caliber. Where would you start looking for such a rifle?
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Originally Posted by jhendric View Post
Guys, I'm looking to get a good White Tail deer rifle that has classic looks as in wood stock blued barrel. I'd like something that I can buy new and pass on to my kids and/or my grandchildren. In other words I want a good, well built rifle that my grandchildren can still kill deer with and be proud to say "this was my grandfather's". I would like to use it myself for White tail deer in NC...thinking .270 caliber. Where would you start looking for such a rifle?
I am more of a short action fan. Maybe a 308 or 7mm08.
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I have a Remington model 700 BDL .270 that my dad bought for me when I was 13. Itís killed countless deer and is still a tack driver 25 years later. Itís about as simple as a bolt action can be.
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Budget?
Ideally under $2k but I could flex if there's a clear collector's item.
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I have a Remington model 700 BDL .270 that my dad bought for me when I was 13. Itís killed countless deer and is still a tack driver 25 years later. Itís about as simple as a bolt action can be.
I really like the looks of the 700 for sure.
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Winchester Model 70...The Rifleman's Rifle and everything you want!

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There are many great rifles to choose from. Check out Gun Broker or Guns America and have some fun looking. I shoot both the Remington 700 .270 WSM and the Weatherby MarkV. At the end of the day it will be it ends up what you like and how well you learn to shoot it.
On another plus note the .270 is a great round to reload giving you more opportunity to spend with your family along with the range.
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Autobahn's suggestion is really nice but might be a little over your budget. A nice choice more in the under $2000 budget would be a Kimber Classic Select or Super America in .308 Winchester
https://www.kimberamerica.com/classic-select-grade
https://www.kimberamerica.com/classic-select-grade

Or the Limited edition in 6.5 Creedmoor
https://www.kimberamerica.com/classi...ed-edition-1-1
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For $2000, you can buy a really nice Remington 700 and a good quality scope. .270 is an excellent all around caliber and you can get ammo for it almost everywhere. I have several model 700ís. But all of mine are stainless steel with composite stocks. I donít care what they look like, just want them to shoot well. Since I paint mine camo anyway, looks donít matter. If I were buying another rifle, Iíd probably get a .270 short magnum, plenty of punch, a little shorter rifle. Thread the barrel and put a suppressor on it and go kill deer.

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NO Remingtons for me Too many trigger recalls and law suites.
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When I think timeless deer rifle for our area (thick woods) I always think of a good lever action 30/30. I would bet more deer have been killed with one of these than anything.
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Winchester lever action 30-30. I was handed down my Dads that he got when he was a kid. Beautiful classic gun.
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If you are planning on this being an heirloom piece then definitely stick with a standard caliber and not a fad caliber. I have seen too many fade from existence and now you have a rifle passed down from grandpa that you can't get ammo for or if available it is hard to find. In my opinion Remington rifles of the last 10 years have a really cheap feel to them and I am not a fan. Browning makes some very nice rifles and they are super accurate, but if you ever want to sell it they are the hardest guns to sell I have ever dealt with. My choice would be a nice wood stocked Winchester model 70 classic. If you can swing it buy the super grade.
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Classic rifle for Deer sure makes my mind immediately think lever action. Im right fond of the .35 Remington caliber in say a 336C marlin topped with a Leupold scope. This spells classic to me. And its a great hand me down rifle.

I have five Lever action rifles and I grow more and more fond of them every day. I have a 336C in 30-30 and an older 336 in .35 (my favorite deer rifle) and I have a 1894C Marlin in .357 magnum as well as a Henry Big Boy in 45 colt and a golden boy in 22lr. They all are good shooters The smoothest are the old 336 in .35 and the Henry in 45lc.

Of course depends on where you hunt I suppose but around here these bigger caliber lever actions do the job and have done the job for hundreds of years.
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Originally Posted by Fish Hunter IV View Post
Winchester Model 70...The Rifleman's Rifle and everything you want!
These are fine rifles as well!
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Originally Posted by Boogan1 View Post
If you are planning on this being an heirloom piece then definitely stick with a standard caliber and not a fad caliber. I have seen too many fade from existence and now you have a rifle passed down from grandpa that you can't get ammo for or if available it is hard to find. In my opinion Remington rifles of the last 10 years have a really cheap feel to them and I am not a fan. Browning makes some very nice rifles and they are super accurate, but if you ever want to sell it they are the hardest guns to sell I have ever dealt with. My choice would be a nice wood stocked Winchester model 70 classic. If you can swing it buy the super grade.
I had a pre '64 Model 70, but it was chambered in .264. I ended up selling it and buying a 308.

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