Buying Hunting Rifles

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

For many people hunting is an art form which requires the use of the proper implement. The discussions about hunting rifles are numerous. You as a hunter will need to consider only the aspects of these rifles that pertains to your hunting skills and the game you are going after. Now while you might think this question can be answered very quickly there are various factors you will need to think about when you are selecting your rifle.

The first and most important consideration that should be observed with regards to hunting rifles is the type of game you are hoping to bring down. Next how much time do you plan on leaving aside for hunting. In other words are you going to use your rifle for a few seasons and look at another type of hunting activity or are you planning on being a yearly hunter?

Once you have answered these questions you should see what type of action you can get from the different hunting rifles. For instance the Winchester M70 is a rifle model that is well worth considering. Of the various features you will find are simple yet adjustable trigger, 3 position safety on the rifle bolt, a detachable or non-detachable box magazine. This box magazine will sometimes have a hinged floor plate - although this feature will be present depending upon the type of Winchester version and grade you choose.

You will need to look around for this hunting rifle as it has been discontinued by the manufactures since 2006. Another excellent choice of hunting rifles is that of the semi-automatic Remington rifles. In this rifle brand the model 74, 740 and the 742 are capable of bringing down big game like elk, grizzly and white tailed deer.

For many big game hunters this is the hunting rifle to choose as there are different variations and features to be found with the guns. Also the model 740 comes in different sized calibers. The caliber sizes you should be able to find for this rifle are from 243 to 30-06. For those hunters who prefer the bolt action hunting rifles Remington also produces these weapons.

This Remington model is in the 700 series and it can be considered to be one of the more popular hunting rifles of American hunters. There are various features to be found with these guns. An adjustable trigger and detachable or non-detachable box magazine are a few of the features you will get with this rifle. This box magazine will sometimes have a hinged floor plate. This feature is only available with certain models. For safety's sake there is a side mounted thumb safety to be found.

Hunting rifles can be thought of as an extension arm of the hunter. With the appropriate selection you can get clean and humane game kills. The sheer variety of hunting rifles can lend the hunter a different gun choice for hunting until the perfect all around hunting rifle has been discovered.

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