- Jan 2009
You know, it is amazing how many hunters are still using old World War One era guns to hunt deer and bear with. My first deer season, I used an old M1903 Springfield ( I got buck fever and missed). But it wasnt the guns fault. It did what it was supposed to do.
I know a guy that hunted for years with an old 8mm Mauser German military rifle. He kiiled his share of deer with it. I cannot count how many guys still use old British Enfields and 1903 Springfields or Mosin Nagant 91-30s. I know a fellow that had an old Enfield dated 1916, and he killed deer with it too. Even though these guns are approaching the 100 year old mark, they still do the job.
As far as a military weapon, they are way past obsolete and useless. For a deer hunter though, they still work just fine.