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    I am new to hunting and I am looking at getting a riffle to go deer hunting, but with so many choices out there, I'm not really sure where to start.

    In the area where I will be hunting there's a lot of trees and I think that most of my shots will be less than 200 yards, except in one area where you can probably get to 300 yards.

    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenesaisquoi View Post
    I am new to hunting and I am looking at getting a riffle to go deer hunting, but with so many choices out there, I'm not really sure where to start.

    In the area where I will be hunting there's a lot of trees and I think that most of my shots will be less than 200 yards, except in one area where you can probably get to 300 yards.

    Any help will be appreciated.
    You should first check to see if you have a Rifle season for deer in your area.
    Being in the Windsor area, you will find that there is not. You would have to travel a ways to get to a WMU with a rifle deer season.


    Secondly decide on the price range you want to spend, and look at rifles in that range. Look at what you'll pay for ammo. Calibre A costs $28 a box Calibre B costs 42, which one will you spend more time on the range shooting before you hunt. Then once you have found a range of rifle models in Calibres from 243 to 30-06, you find a nice rifle at the right price on the shelf and THAT will be the right Calibre for you.

    Before you buy a Centerfire, pick up a good quality 22 and practice. Practice not till you get it right, Practice till you CAN'T get it wrong.
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    Very good advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwalker View Post
    You should first check to see if you have a Rifle season for deer in your area.
    Being in the Windsor area, you will find that there is not. You would have to travel a ways to get to a WMU with a rifle deer season.


    Secondly decide on the price range you want to spend, and look at rifles in that range. Look at what you'll pay for ammo. Calibre A costs $28 a box Calibre B costs 42, which one will you spend more time on the range shooting before you hunt. Then once you have found a range of rifle models in Calibres from 243 to 30-06, you find a nice rifle at the right price on the shelf and THAT will be the right Calibre for you.

    Before you buy a Centerfire, pick up a good quality 22 and practice. Practice not till you get it right, Practice till you CAN'T get it wrong.

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    Thanks for the advice,

    I have access to an area that does have a riffle season for deer.

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    What's the budget all said and done? I'd go bolt action in .243 to .270 myself. Knowing how much you want to spend will determine brand of gun n scope.

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    Thumbup Jesaisquoi!

    Find a nice used wood stock rifle with a scope in .308 or .270.
    Trade Ex and Elwood Epps are honest place to deal with.
    Buy quality ammo like Federal Fusion, TTX, Trophy Copper, Accubond etc.

    Good Luck
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    If I were you, I would have a set price/caliber in mind and go to a gun store. That being said shoulder a bunch of them and see how they fit. Any legal caliber is good to go under 300 yards in my eyes. Remember your gun is only as good as your scope will see. I see people spent a lot of money on a rifle and go real cheap on a scope LOL just doest work. So factor rifle price and scope together hope this helps.
    "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, Teach a man to fish and he eats for the rest of his life"

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    Shotgun and Muzzle loader are close to your area. I have a friend that not far from you that comes to my place every year.
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    I like 308 Winchester.

    Short action, wide selection of bullet weights, cheap ammunition, and plenty of power for any animal in Ontario, with reasonable recoil

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    For your first centre fire rifle, get yourself a .270 savage axis scope combo... You can get one for around $500.... Just do a google search (savage axis for sale in Canada) That combo will do the job for all big game and still allow you to hunt with it in southern Ontario....They shoot well right out of the box and won't break the bank....
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