With Hunting season upon us, every hunter with a rifle goes out into the woods with one goal, to fill his freezer. Other than woodland skills, the one tool every hunter needs, is a good rifle.
Hunters in the market for a new rifle have ample choices with the release of plenty of capable firearms this year. As hunters have come to expect, the market has embraced a wide spectrum of shooting styles and budgets.
Though, it’s fair to say long-range hunting trends and bleed-over from competitive shooting competitions have influence the most recent designs. The truth is, a wide variety of rifle actions and calibers can be effective for hunting whitetails.
There are lots of good options for today’s hunters, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to tried and true, proven equipment. Yet choosing the best deer hunting rifle for your next hunting expedition can be a daunting task.
There are so many rifle calibers, actions, and various configurations out there that it will make your head spin. From traditional bolt action rifles to semi autos, pump guns, lever actions, and rolling blocks; there are enough rifle designs that you could probably hunt each day with a rifle unique from all the rest.
To help you on your quest, the producers of the video below assembled a list of the best hunting rifles on the market today, whether you’re chasing whitetails in a cedar swamp or scouting miles of open prairie for mule deer. Whatever rifle you choose to carry in the woods this deer season, hopefully it will serve you well.
Here are the top five rifles mentioned in the video below:
✅1. Savage Arms Impulse Big Game – Savage Arms’ straight-pull action IMPULSE rifle is extremely accurate, and comes with a plethora of features that will excite any big game hunter….. The new American made Savage rifle is instinctive, fast and every inch of the rifle encompasses breakthrough technology for speed and precision.
✅2. Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range – The new Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range has custom features and extremely good accuracy that are hard to beat. The Browning X-Bolt Max Long Range is one of those rare gems that got everything right, and it’ll sell in the gun shop for right around $1,000.
✅3. SIG Sauer Cross Bolt Action Rifle: The SIG Cross rifle is a short-action bolt gun built on a one-piece receiver. If this sounds familiar to you, it should, but we will get to that in a minute.
✅4. GUNWERK’S CLYMR RIFLE – The Gunwerks ClymR is the ideal lightweight, long-range capable mountain rifle platform. … Topped with the compact Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18×44 with RT1 MOA reticle making it an 8lb package with the capability to outshoot most rifle systems twice its weight.
✅5. Tikka T3x LITE – The Tikka T3x Lite is a wonderful balance of portability, accuracy and dependability. It’s a push-feed bolt-action design with a detachable polymer magazine; the synthetic stock is highly ergonomic and the appointments well thought-out. … The T3x Lite’s stock is an excellent design.