john asked in SportsOutdoor RecreationHunting · 8 months ago

Which gun should I go hunting with?

I’m going deer hunting this year and I have 4 rifles I can take and I can’t decide which one. Mossberg Whitetail Lightning(.270), Remington 700(7mm-08), Mosin Nagant(7.62x54r), or a Mauser 98(8mm Mauser)


 The Mosin and the Mauser are iron sights, but the Remington in the mossberg have scopes  

9 Answers

  • BBean
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
    Favorite Answer

    All the named rifles will get the deer. The Mosin and Mauser need to fire hunting ammo instead of surplus military ammo. There are several reasons other than "Just kill the deer" why hunters choose certain tools otherwise a Savage Axis .30-06 (or equivalent) would be issued by the state game commision under a dictatorship-like government.

    Why would a person choose a black powder rifle? That`s one of those "if you have to wouldn`t understand the answer anyway" circumstances.

    I have an acquaintance/hunter that loves his $200 Mosin 91/30 that is scoped with polymer stock, that travels across several states, who can well afford anything he wants, but for some self-satisfying  reason feels a challenge to hunt with the Mosin.

    A 70+ year old Mauser with 180-200 grain round nose hunting rounds (in the right hands) will hang in there with most modern rifles. Which, BTW, is another "if you have to ask..."

    The Mossy and the Remington are unquestionably fine deer rifles and probably more economical and socially acceptable in most `old school` hunting cliques. Also, the Pawn shops are full of them and hunting guns are a buyer`s delight and many priced below WWII surplus rifles.

     I don`t understand why you have to ask total strangers to be honest..if it were me, I would just grab the nearest one if I were that undecided. What were your thoughts when you bought each of them?

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    You should use a .22

  • 8 months ago

    The Mossberg or the Remington.

  • Quinn
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    Take the one that you shoot best with.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    I would take the Remington 700 in 7mm-08.

  • 8 months ago

    Well, I can't decide for you, one of the scoped rifles would be a priority.

    Personally, I would go with the .270, but I think the Remington would be a tad lighter to traipse the wilderness.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Guns are banned. No need to use them.

  • 8 months ago

    Take the rifle that you are the best shot with. 

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  • 8 months ago

    Remington 700 (7mm-08) 

    She is more stable for long shots.

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