I well be deer hunting tennessee this fall what is a good but on the cheeper rifle. or what caliber this well be the only time i well hunt tn so i my sell gun at end of season thanks for any help deerhunter
I guess it would depend on how big the deer are down there something of which I have no idea, I would prefer to be slightly overgunned then undergunned everyday of the week and twice on Sunday though, thats just me though and there has been a blue million deer taken with a 243(heck there are guys who use a 223) whenever this subject comes up I always envision a 10pt weighing about 250+ out there at about 300 yds and Im standing there with a 243 loaded with 100gr spitzers, maybe get on the phone to who your going out with and ask them about the average size of the deer and the average length of your shots, if it were me though I would still err on the side of caution and get something a little larger just my 2 cents.I have hunted the past 2 years in North Carolina and used a 243. I shot a doe the first year I was down there. Honestly, I feel a 308 would be a tad bit too big. Isn't that like the same type of rifle that is used to hunt mule deer and elk out west?