One of the great things about whitetail hunting is that deer donâ€™t discriminate. They don’t care what a hunter does for a living or how much money he makes. Whitetails donâ€™t slow down for an elderly hunter or stand still for a novice. Whitetail hunting is the great leveling fieldâ€”we are all just hunters trying to fill our tags.
Since the introduction of firearms to our continent in early American history, guns have helped boost seasonal deer kill numbers. But while the playing field is the same for every deer hunter, the prices of guns today are not. From the CVA Wolf muzzleloader ($328) to the Sako Tecomate ($1,375), there are quite a few different guns for different folks. As hunters evolve and go through different stages of life, their firearm wants and needs change, too.
Weâ€™ve compiled a list of some of the best whitetail guns for every hunter’s budget with a muzzleloader, slug gun and rifle for every price point.
Lightweight and sturdy, the Wolf has an ambidextrous stock, reversible hammer spur and quick release breech plug, making it appealing to all hunters. CVA has a solid reputation for quality guns at a fair price. A one-piece scope mount makes the Wolf optic-ready and appetizing for the willing hunter.
This fully coated Realtree Xtra StrikeFire even comes with a 3-9x40mm matching scope. A light 6.25 pounds, fully rifled 28-inch barrel, and Cerakote protective finish make this gun perfect for the whitetail hunter who expects field performance. Other features include a two-stage, clean-breaking trigger, removable butt pad and the option to shoot loose or pre-measured pellet powder. This thing comes ready to kill.