Sports & Outdoors
27 June 2014

Choosing the right hunting rifle

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by James Parton - 1 Comment
Choosing the right hunting rifle

Choosing the right hunting rifle depends on a variety of factors. It depends on the type of game that you are hunting, and it depends on the type of cartridge you think would be best for the type of game that you are hunting. This article will seek to examine how to find the best rifle for the type of hunting that you are going to undertake. Consider the following factors when choosing the right hunting rifle:

1. You should use a process called “backward induction” when selecting your hunting rifle.

First of all, what you need to do is to look at the end goal in mind and then pick you rifle and cartridge accordingly. In this case it is all about what type of game you want to hunt. After that you want to pick the right ammunition and cartridge for the type of game you are hunting. You want to pick a type of rifle and cartridge that will provide a clean kill that will leave a lot of meat on the animal. You do not want the animal to die too quickly and not leave any meat, yet at the same time you do not want the animal to have a prolonged death where they suffer for a long time. After you figure out what you are hunting, then you can go on to personal preference.

2. The rifle should feel right and should shoot right for you to hunt with it.

Generally there are two types of rifles that you could consider for your hunting outing. There are single shot rifles and there are repeating rifles. A single shot rifle is pretty self-explanatory. It simply means that it will only take a single shot at a time. Many hunters prefer a single shot rifle because they have an easier time controlling for how many cartridges are fired at the game. Many think that this allows for a more humane kill. One downside is that you have to be a very skilled hunter in order to use this rifle. Repeating rifle fire more than one bullet at a time and can allow for a kill more easier. However, there may not be too much meat left after firing more than one cartridge at the game.

3. The type of rifle you use depends on your location.

If you are shooting at game from a close up location you probably should go with a short and fast handling rifle. If you are shooting at game from a longer range you should probably go with a high-velocity rifle with a scope.

James Parton

James Parton

Born and raised in Portland, James is a gentlemen with diverse interests from the great outdoors, to design. He's a freelance journalist and editor-at-large here at Jaribo.

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  1. Mason says:

    If you’re a beginner I recommend first choosing the cartridge that he wants to use as many of them aren’t available in all rifles. Then, choose based on barrel length, finish, where you want to use it but most importantly avoid investing too much in your first rifle. You will upgrade for sure and there’s really no pint in this.

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