Nowadays, a deer hunter has a lot of rifles to choose from, but a trip down memory lane turns up just as many quality bolt guns and lever actions that have stood the test of time. In the last 100 to 125 years deer hunters have had a lot of great rifle models to handle, and we’ve all been trying to define which were the best of all time.
Guns like the Savage 99, Winchester Model 94, Remington Model 700, Marlin 336, Ruger Model 77 and others are all deserving of inclusion and are often at the top of such lists. Perhaps even more challenging is picking out a handful that were or remain the most underrated deer rifles of all time. These are the solid performers, yet now out of favor or not as recognized as they should be. Here are our thoughts on the most underrated deer rifles of all time. Let the arguments begin.