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    Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    To settle a "debate", can anyone give a deifinative answer to this question.
    What would be the most popular rifle, throughout the history of modern firearms, used for deer hunting in the USA? Hope this isnt too big a can o worms I am opening....
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    it is likely the Winchester Model 94 (.30-30), followed by the Marlin 336 (all calibers combined) but we all know the Marlin is a better gun

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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Last I new and read from the experts .. caliber wise.. was the 30-30 then the 30.06.. as to rifles.. Marlin never could manage to sell with Winny's market .. same as Suzuki motorcycles in the 80's.. they were content with being number 3 ... in the market place ..

    That being said I would have to agree Winny 94 was tops .. as to now not sure .. but I don't think anything will surpass it .. too many have to have the newest , fastest, most expensive at camp...
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    There is regional popularity, like the 760 in Pennsylvania but the above about sum it up nationally.

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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Currently around these parts,western Blue Ridge,the 270 Win. is by far the most popular "deer" caliber.Most serious deer hunters I know (a lot) consider the 30/30 a "boys" rifle and some would stay home if a 30/30 was all they had to hunt with.I think a lot of it stems from their youth when poorly placed shots from dad's old wrongchester,buck fever and bad judgment led to lost,wounded or completley missed deer.It is a mindset that is hard to shake.

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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chief RID
    There is regional popularity, like the 760 in Pennsylvania but the above about sum it up nationally.
    I agree to that.. LOL the Rem 760 gamemaster in 06.. was popular as toilet paper at a x-lax convention.
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Each region is gonna be a little different as to which type of gun and caliber are most widely used. Here in Ga the 30-30, .308 and 30-06 are the most common. But overall the old Winchester 30-30 has to be the most popular rifle through out history with the Marlin 336 in 30-30 in second.
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Most popular rifle.....Win 94 in 30-30.

    Most popular cal......30-06.
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Although I don't know definitively I'd say it is most likely a Winchester 94 in .30-30. I don't know exactly how you could get good data on it short of nation-wide surveys through multiple hunting organizations.

    I'd be very, very confident in saying .30-30 is the most popular caliber for whitetail because it works and works well, is cheap to shoot, easy recoiling, and you can get several good guns in .30-30 for not a lot of money. For that reason I think most people start off with a .30-30 and then if they like hunting they add more and more guns until one strikes them as a keeper.
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    Re: Most popular Deer rifle ever?

    Pretty sure it will never be the .300 WSFMS Whizzbang!
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