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Deer Gear: Hunting Rifles, Shotguns for 2019

These hunting rifles (plus two shotguns) are among the top choices for whitetails.

If you're looking to upgrade to a new hunting rifle or shotgun, there is an excellent lineup at a variety of price points for the upcoming white-tailed deer season.

Here’s a look at top choices for 2019.

Compiled from the July/August issues of Game & Fish Magazines. Click here to subscribe


MOSSBERG | Patriot Predator Cerakote Strata

Patriot Predator Cerakote Strata

Mossberg’s push-feed bolt actions are robust and accurate, and they’re a great value. The new Patriot Predator has a synthetic stock in TrueTimber Strata camo, and metalwork receives a brown Cerakote finish. $524

WINCHESTER | XPR Hunter Kryptek Highlander

XPR Hunter Kryptek Highlander

Winchester’s affordable bolt gun gets a facelift and is now available with a Kryptek Highlander camo stock and a Permacote flat dark earth finish. It’s available in a variety of calibers, including the brand-new .350 Legend straight-wall cartridge. $600


AB3 Hunter

A high quality rifle at a price point that won't break the bank. It's streamlined and ergonomic. It features a 60-degree bolt throw, detachable box magazine, crisp trigger and accurate barrel. Stock options include wood, composite and an inflex recoil pad mitigates felt recoil. It's available in a number of calibers. $670

SAVAGE 110 | High Country

Savage 110 High Country
An accurate turnbolt equipped with Savage’s customizable AccuFit system, the 110 High Country is outfitted with True Timber Strata AccuStock with overmolded surfaces and a PVD coyote brown finish on the metal for all-weather reliability. $1,130

REMINGTON | Model 783 Mossy Oak Break-Up Country

Model 783 Mossy Oak Break-Up Country

This Remington 783 comes with a 3-9X40 scope, Crossfire trigger, SuperCell recoil pad and a camo stock in Mossy Oak Break-Up Country. It’s a complete deer hunting package. $451

KIMBER | Open Country Granite

Open Country Granite

With a controlled-feed action, adjustable trigger and reinforced carbon fiber stock, the Kimber Open Country Granite offers a long list of premium features. The receiver and fluted 24-inch barrel are covered in a protective black KimPro II finish, and these rifles are guaranteed to shoot sub-MOA groups. $2,269


WINCHESTER | SX4 Cantilever Buck

Winchester SX4 Cantilever Buck

This features a 22-inch rifled barrel with Weaver-style cantilever rail and iron sights. With its reliable Active Valve gas system, it’s a softer-shooting 12-gauge slug gun. $960

MOSSBERG | 500 Combo Field/Deer

Mossberg 500 Combo Field/Deer

The 500 Combo is available in 12 or 20 gauge and comes with a cantilevered, rifled slug barrel with a second vent-rib barrel. Each combo includes a Dead Ringer 2.5X scope and interchangeable comb inserts. $454

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