Hunting Rifles for Sale – Buy Hunting Rifles Online

Looking for some basic info on hunting rifles? You're in luck, we have some essential background to help you on your way to our auction pages. Learn about recent advances in hunting rifle technology as well as some information about popular hunting rifle brands. Hunting rifles have come a long way since their early days in the 19th century when they first became prominently used. Once you're done reading head to our auction pages to find the perfect Mossberg, Winchester or Remington rifle for your days out in the field. Or, if you're selling your own hunting rifles, use a little of our information to build out your product description and keep buyers interested.

History of Hunting Rifles

Original rifles were muzzle-loading, a process that greatly decreased accuracy and reliability over time. Soon breech loading rifles became the new standard, increasing the speed with which shooters could reload. Bolt action rifles further increased reliable shooting. While World Wars I and II inspired technological advances in military rifles, civilian hunting rifle designs have gone largely unchanged since the early 20th century.

Modern hunting rifles are often made of fiberglass and carbon fiber components and include advanced recoil pads, but the shooting mechanism and barrel design are still similar to basic infantry rifles from 1910. While shotguns are still the preferred method of hunting fowl, rifles are the popular choice for hunting any other game. Rifle calibers vary from small varmint rifles in .17 or .22 caliber to larger calibers designed for semi-automatic rifles, but hunters generally tailor their ammunition to their desired prey.

While deer hunting rifles may need to be maneuverable, for time spent waiting in trees or small hunting blinds. Long range shooting requires hunting rifles with power and velocity as well as space to mount scopes and other tools. The range of hunting rifles available reflects the extreme variety of game and hunting tactics. While the basic technology of hunting rifles may not have changed drastically in a century, the mode of hunting today is a far cry from when families had to hunt to eat.

Hunting Rifles for Sale Today

Now that you've read a little bit on the history of hunting rifles check out our auction pages to see the wide range of rifles available today. Find the most modern hunting rifles or the most collectible in our Antique Guns section. Appeal to your Old West sensibilities or find the high-powered hunting rifle that will give you the advantage in the field. Don't forget to shop for ammunition and accessories for your new hunting rifle. If you don't see what you're looking for today, remember to check back later – GunBroker.com auctions are constantly updating!

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