A lot of hunters have their own preference in hunting guns. But have you ever thought about which ones you really need in your arsenal?
11 Hunting Guns You Need For Different Game Animals
Preferences over which hunting guns you want is always a personal choice. However, having those you really need is quite a different story. One must also think about the fact that there are different types of hunting seasons for just one game animal according to the laws and regulations of a particular state.
Centerfires, muzzleloaders, shotguns are among the types of seasons you can hunt with. Here are some of the firearms I think you can’t do without. Regardless of how much it costs or whether you’re hunting big, small game or even birds and waterfowl.
1. Mark V Accumark | Weatherby
This 6.5mm rifle was first introduced in the 1950’s. It has earned the status of the world’s premiere sporting rifles. With a 54-degree bolt lift, it gives the hunter faster reloading. The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum model shoots a ballistic coefficient 127-grain bullet at 3,500 fps. It has a range-certified with SUB-MOA accuracy guarantee or .99” or less 3-shot group at 100 yards when used with Weatherby factory or premium ammo. It would cost you around $2,300 though.
2. A 12-Gauge Auto
One of the most famous brands is Benelli. It uses an inertia-driven operating system, instead of gas. It can also be used for a slug for alternative ammo. Its durability and reliability give any hunter the ability to hunt ducks, geese, turkey, etc longer and with great precision.
3. The Mauser
This German-made rifle has 140 years of experience under its belt. It is a state-of-the-art and very reliable firearm with a double square bridge and innovative designs. It is a big bore caliber rifle that packs quite a punch and can knock down big game very effectively.
4. BAR ShortTrac Hog Stalker Realtree Max-1 | Browning
This sport version semi-auto .308 rifle is great for hunting. It can hold a maximum of 10 rounds and has a 20” heavy contour barrel. It is accurate and steady even at long distances. It also features interchangeable cheek pads in its full-length stock. One of the downsides, though, is the pistol grip, which makes it illegal to use in numerous jurisdictions.
5. The Remington 700With over 50 years of experience, the model 700 has over 8 million units sold. It is said to be the most accurate bolt action rifle there is. As a matter of fact, it is a top choice of elite military snipers because of its precision.
6. The H&H Double Rifle
The Holland and Holland Royal Deluxe Flanged Double Rifle is simply elegant. With ivory expressed sights, hand-engraved, hand-detachable side plates, fully figured walnut stock is a sight to behold. Firing it is equally breathtaking.
7. Rizzini BR 550 Small Action
This 28 gauge side-by-side is a superb hunting gun with a 26 – 30” barrel length. It has 12, 20, 28 or .410 gauges and has boxlocks, automatic ejectors, and a single selective trigger.
8. Benelli 828U | Innovative Italian
This 12-gauge over and under shotgun has a patented steel locking system and plate. This unique way of the barrels locking into the firing plate has given them the ability to use aluminum instead of steel on the receiver end. Making it weight as light as 6.6 pounds. You can get one from Brownells here.
9. Smith and Wesson .460XVR
If you think hunting wild boar is easy, you might want to reconsider that with the S&W .460 XVR. This handgun can fire a 300-grain bullet around 2,000 fps. It has a stainless steel well gun and weighs a good 82 ounces. It actually allows you to chamber in four different calibers. Like the .460 magnum, .454 Casull, .45 Colt and the .45 S&W Schofield.
10. Winchester Model 70
This rifle has the most accurate three-lever trigger system in the world. It demonstrates zero creep, zero take up and zero overtravel with a pull weight factory setting at 3 ¾ lbs. Throw in the famous 3-position safety which makes it convenient to operate by using your thumb of your firing hand. Plus it chambers in a .270 which is said to be the most versatile round because it can drop a deer to a like size polar bear.
11. Model R-15 VTR Model | Remington
This is the first weapon of choice for varmint hunters. But it also turns other predators into prey like coyotes, fox or bobcats. This modular repeating rifle has precision accuracy, blistering follow-ups, and hunt-specific features.
Watch this video from Weatherby Inc on how their hunting rifle has evolved to the rifle it is today!
Well, there you have it! The 11 hunting guns you need in your arsenal! You may have other choices or preferences but these firearms can get you from hunting big game to varmints. Unless you have other preferences like crossbows and knives, these hunting guns help you hunt every species of game in every corner of the world! So what are you waiting for? Start collecting them now!
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published on February 1, 2017, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.