Deer Rifles: Top 10 Bolt Actions for Whitetail and More
The American firearms market is awash with new and used bolt-action rifles that are more than capable of bagging you a whitetail this hunting season. When it comes to picking the one that’s right for you, a lot of it really comes down to price points and personal preference.
So let’s make it easy. We’ve got everything from classic used hunting rifles to the most popular new models. Here are 10 of the most popular bolt-action hunting rifles at Guns.com that can certainly do the job on any hunt. We'll kick it off with one of the all-time greats.
10. Remington 700
No list of popular deer rifles in America is complete without including the classic Remington 700. Heck, more than few hunters at Guns.com grab the Model 700 when they head to deer camp. Practical and versatile, this bolt action is fit for nearly any large game in North America and comes in a wide variety of chamberings.
If you’re truly looking for a classic American hunting bolt-action rifle, the Winchester Model 70 should top your list. Predating the Remington 700 by nearly three decades, Model 70s started rolling off the line back in 1936. It has proven itself time and again across the decades and was even drafted into service as a sniper rifle for the U.S. military during Vietnam.
Boasting some of the best features of the battle-tested Mauser, the Ruger M77 is a no-nonsense hunting bolt action that just gets the job done right. If you’re looking for something that is a step above the budget lineup and still offers quality at a reasonable price point, the M77 is a great option.
Patented in the 1960s, the Savage Model 110 has seen plenty of hunts in North America and beyond. This rifle is light enough to accommodate a relatively mobile hunter who still wants the power to bring down everything from medium to large game. We’ve personally tested it out on hunts in Africa, and it did not disappoint.