[color="#ff6699"][/color] I'm New To Hunting, So I Was Just Wondering On What Kinda Of Gun Would Be Best For Me And That Woundn't Knock My On My Butt LOL.
Hi redneckprincess (Jennie). Welcome to the forum.
You've asked an open ended question. If you were to ask a million different people (and you may have), you could get a million different answers. You asked "What's the best gun for me?". Let me ask you a few questions.
1. Will you use this gun exclusively for deer hunting, or will you use it for small game, doves, ducks, etc?
2. What are the game laws where you live? Can you use rifles for deer hunting or are you restricted to slugs fired from a shotgun?
If you are going to use the gun for anything other than deer hunting, ie, wing shooting. A nice pump or automatic shotgun would work. If you could get a slug barrel for the gun as well, all the better.
If you are going to use this for deer only and your state only allows shotguns with slugs, a dedicated slug gun may be in order.
If you live where rifles are allowed for deer and you are only going to use the gun for deer, then .243 win would work nicely, as bowman12 has suggested. Additional calibers to consider would be 7mm-08, 308, 30-30 win to name a few.
Next, if you go the shotgun route, do you have any experience shooting shotguns? If so, are you comfortable firing a 12ga? If not, go with a 20ga.
Good luck with your selection. Please let us know what you end up with.
"This is the world we are born into -- we should never let that slip away from us. May it never cease to stimulate, inspire and humble us." from Stalking & Still-Hunting: The Ground Hunter's Bible by G. Fred Asbell