Have You Hunted with One of These Rifles Yet?
It seems these days that everyone is all about the big guns. Everybody wants to pack a cannon to the deer woods. However, it isn’t necessary. And most smaller calibers (where legal) are plenty capable of getting the job done on deer-sized game.
Here we’ve compiled five very accurate small-caliber rifles that pack more than enough punch to bring down a whitetail. One of these is all you need to get the job done. No bazooka necessary.
In all seriousness, these are great for children, small-framed shooters, and even your biggest, toughest of deer hunters. There’s no shame in packing a lighter caliber. I've killed numerous deer with a .243. My wife even killed her first buck with one last fall. You can see what her well-placed shot with that caliber did to that deer here.
While these five rifles are sold with predator hunting packages in mind, they’re still great for deer hunting, too. The best part? You can purchase these for deer hunting and don’t need to buy another rifle for predators. That’s practical if you ask me.
Editor's Note: Always remember to check regulations to see what calibers are legal in your state for deer hunting. Laws vary from state to state. Not all states allow smaller calibers for deer hunting. Some states don't even allow larger calibers (or any rifles at all) for deer hunting, either.