What is the worst rifle for deer hunting? Well the answer differs some depending on your hunting situation but there are some common things to watch out for. On this week’s episode I share my own personal experience with my “worst” hunting rifle and give some tips to help you avoid the same mistakes I made.
Here are some take aways:
- A rifle that is too heavy will be hard to carry, hard to shoulder, and hard to be quite with.
- A gun that is too long will be awkward and cumbersome, difficult to store and again hard to be quite with.
- A firearm that has been heavily modified may loose some reliability and not function as consistently.
- A rifle that does not complement your hunting situation will make things more difficult, for example a rifle setup for short range brush hunting will be hard to use well at long range, etc.
- A gun that you are not familiar with and well trained with can be both a safety concern and something that is hard to use quickly when you need it.
And last but not least, here is a photo of the heavily modified and relatively ineffective Mosin Nagant 91/30 that I talked about in the show.