Who says you have to go out and buy the latest soul-less stainless steel, synthetic-stocked wonder gun if you’re going to venture out in the woods in pursuit of a 12-point buck? There’s something to be said for hunting the same way your grandfather did, with a rifle he brought home with him from the war.
The good news: with the possible exception of the K-31, you can usually find a decent selection of all of these rifles just about every weekend at your nearest gun show. The bad news: prices on all five of these have gone up significantly over the past decade or so as word has spread about their value and effectiveness. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still some bargains to be found out there.
So here’s our list of the five best military surplus rifles you should consider for your next deer hunt.
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