Photo Gallery: 8 Hot New Deer Rifles for 2012


Rossi Rio Grande

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Rossi has stepped up its popular Rio Grande lever-action rifle line with the addition of .410-gauge shotshell and .45-70 Gov’t. ammunition models. Both new rifles offer a fast side-loading gate, closed tubular magazine, authentic buckhorn sights, handsome Brazilian hardwood stock and clean lines. The .45-70 Rio Grande provides 6+1 rounds for shooting fun and is available in blue finish. The .410-gauge holds five rounds of ammunition, and is available in blue or stainless finish. Contact Rossi Firearms at (305) 474-0401, or visit

For many parts of the country, gun deer season is here. If you've waited until the last minute to buy that new deer rifle, here are 8 hot choices selected by our sister publication, Deer & Deer Hunting.

This article appeared in the November 2012 issue of Deer & Deer Hunting magazine. 

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