5 Great Deer Hunting Rifles for 2018

By author of Brow Tines and Backstrap

Which of These Guns Is Your Favorite?

Guns. We love 'em. And we have a whole new lineup of new models coming out for 2018. If you're in the hunt for a new boom stick this season, give these five hot models a look.

Kimber Hunter

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1 | Kimber Hunter

This gun is all new for 2018. The new Hunter is decked out in Realtree Edge camo, Kimpro black finish and comes in two models. The Model 84M weighs in at 5 pounds, 7 ounces. It’s offered in .243 Win., .308 Win. and 6.5 Creedmoor. The Model 84L weighs in at 5 pounds, 11 ounces. It’s offered in .270 Win. and .30-06 SPRG. Both models are sweet-shooting rifles and won’t let you down.

MSRP: $973

Learn More Here: Kimber Hunter

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Hi-Point 1095TS

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2 | Hi-Point 1095TS

This pistol-caliber carbine is a truly incredible rifle. Chambered in 10mm, it’s one of the first of its kind. You don’t see a lot of long(er) guns chambered in 10mm. That said, this one is. And it’s a great short(er)-range rifle for those who love to deer hunt. Honestly, this gun just might challenge the 30-30 caliber as the ultimate brush gun. Give it a try and see what you think about it. Comes in Realtree EDGE camo.

MSRP: $399

Learn More Here: Hi-Point 1095TS

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Savage 110 Predator

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3 | Savage 110 Predator

This hot new rifle from Savage is just that — savage. Its adaptive design is rugged, and with the new AccuFit technology, you can easily customize the length of pull and comb height to fit the shooter. The trigger-pull weight ranges from 1.5 to 6 pounds and the overall weight of the gun ranges from 8.25 to 8.65 pounds. The oversized bolt allows for faster cycling and the Realtree Max-1 finish keeps this beauty concealed. It comes with a detachable box magazine. Calibers offered include .22-250 Rem., .223 Rem., .204 Ruger, .243 Win., .260 Rem. and 6.5 Creedmoor.

Learn More Here: Savage 110 Predator Rifle

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Thompson/Center Encore Predator

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4 | Thompson/Center Encore Predator

Like a good single-shot rifle? Look no further than the Encore Predator from T/C. This particular model comes chambered in .223 Rem and sports a 28-inch barrel. It also accepts other Encore barrels. This gun includes the Swing Hammer and FlexTech Stock technologies. This gun is sold as a predator package, but where legal, it makes for some great small-caliber deer hunting.

MSRP: $882

Learn More Here: Thompson/Center Encore Predator

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Mauser M18

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5 | Mauser M18

This was big news for 2018. Mauser is known for its high-end, ultra-expensive rifles. They've finally introduced an option the average deer hunter can afford. The M18 exhibits most of the great features found on the more expensive models, too. This gun is a real deer killer.

Learn More Here: Mauser M18

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