What Makes the Best Hunting Rifle?

June 28, 2017

What Makes the Best Hunting Rifle?

When you’re looking for quality hunting rifles for sale, Al Flaherty’s Outdoor Store has you covered. When it comes to selecting the best of the best, you’ll need to determine what you want out of your rifle long term. Since there are a variety of different customizable options available, understanding what you want is a surefire way to choosing the perfect firearm.

  • Actions: An action is when the cartridge moves from its storage location to the chamber based on actions that occur in and around the receiver. There are 4 different types of actions that can be used for hunting rifles: bolt, pump, lever, and self-loading. Understanding each of these action types can help you determine which would be the best for your shooting style.
  • Barrel Length: Another important aspect of choosing your rifle is selecting your preferred barrel length. A barrel’s length can vary from 18 to 26 inches, but certain lengths won’t fit certain rifle models. There are 4 things the barrel length can impact: stiffness, rifle length, weight, and bullet speed. All of these can greatly impact accurately shooting your target, so you want to make sure you select the length that feels most comfortable for you.
  • Stock Materials: The materials used for the rifle stock are usually wood, plastic, fiberglass, or a laminated wood. The stock is the supporting structure of the barrel as well as what you hold to shoot, and certain materials can have different effects on your shooting.



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