In a time where gun use and ownership is widely debated, it’s important to bring to light the positive aspects involved. For instance, hunting has been a favorite pastime for centuries. Although some hunt for sport, many hunt to provide for their family. However, like anything, when it comes to choosing the type of gun for the job, the debate continues. While hunting rifles are always a top choice, there are many benefits of using the AR-15.
Because of its lightweight structure, the AR-15 is an excellent option when hunting. The weight makes the AR-15 suitable for hunters who enjoy walking and exploring the land. Without the nuisance of lugging a heavy weapon, hunters can focus on the job at hand. These weapons can also be described as more “vintage” in design to other, newer models, and that holds an appeal to many hunters.
Further, the design of the AR-15 is more modular than newer models. This means that it is more customizable. Users can select from a variety of AR-15 accessories to enhance features for different types of activities. Considering the intended use is imperative when purchasing accessories. For instance, if you will be primarily shooting at ranges, your gun will look much different than someone who has designed their rifle to shoot a target 1,000 yards away.
According to a survey by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 60% of those who have used an MSR (Modern Sporting Rifle) have used an AR-15 for hunting large game. In addition to their lightweight, these rifles have almost no recoil compared to others, making them perfect for smaller hunters.
Another reason AR-15 rifles are appealing to hunters is the variation in what can be hunted. As stated, the modular design allows for customization. The standard AR-15 design is chambered for .223 Remington or 5.56 mm, but many makers offer different caliber variations. Users can also change the caliber by replacing the bolt carrier group and the upper receiver. This versatility appeals to hunters who hunt a variety of animals. In general, smaller rounds are used for small game, and large shells are used for large game. There are some nuances to take into account, but this is a general rule of thumb.
Whether you’re a fan of hunting rifles or the AR our professionals at Stateline Guns can help you choose the best gun for your requirements. With the most extensive selection and accessories to suit your needs, we have the knowledge to help you discover the sides to all stories.
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