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looking for a semi rifle to hunt deer with in ny just looking for what is compliant and what evryone else uses thanks
 

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I have taken a doe with a mini-30. That being said I bought it because of its looks. At around 1k you could buy a quality, far more accurate, bolt action with decent optics for the same. If you are set on a NYS compliant semi ,for $300 more Browning makes some lovely rifles (BAR). Have never owned or fired one ... but they are pretty.
 

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Why does it need to be semi? Is the deer rifle excuse for the wife?

most deer hunters use tactical sniper bolt action rifles
 

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A compliant AR10 (think AR MR2, or Thordsen stock) are excellent deer guns. .308 is a great caliber and the AR10 with that AR MR2 and buffer system makes for a sweet shooting firearm.
 

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most deer hunters use tactical sniper bolt action rifles
I don't know a single hunter who would describe their deer rifle as a "tactical sniper bolt action"

As for which semi to use - there are dozens of options. My pick is the lowly SKS with a fixed 5 round magazine.
 

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I use a compliant AR in 6.8 SPC. I'd imagine you could get one down to around 5 pounds before optics if you try.

I know a few people that use Remington 742's in 30-06. Current variant is the 750 and comes in 4 or 5 popular deer calibers. The 742s aren't terribly accurate but are good enough to get the job done at typical NY deer ranges.
 

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I use a 742 woodsmaster in 30-06....Just because that is what was handed down to me when I started hunting. I would and possibly will go to a bolt or pump.
 

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Most semi's get heavy by the end of the day but I would love an AR-10
 

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Remington 7400/742/750, Browning BAR, Winchester model 100, Benelli R1, Ruger .44 carbine. I used a BAR in .270 for many years before I switched back to a bolt action tactical sniper rifle.
 

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you can build a compliant ar with an ok optic in 6.8 SPCII for something around 7-900$.....i wouldn't take my 5.56 AR's deer hunting, it isn't humane.
 

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My other deer rifle , Savage .223 model 11

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the following test data, which shows that the average Fusion MSR bullet penetrated nearly 15 inches of gelatin and expanded to .54 caliber. Most of a bullet's expansion happens within the first inch or so of penetration which means that the Fusion load effectively sends a .54 caliber ball through the vitals of its intended target.

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Gelletin Federal Fusion Rem. bullet fired into 10 percent ballistic gelatin at 100 yards
(bullet expanded and penetrated to 15 inches)

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