Long Guns for Females

Long Guns for Females

Hunting small game can be fun but long guns for females will open your eyes to the thrill of hunting big game. I’ve hunted everything. It wasn’t until I was invited on a big game trick that I started thinking about what long guns I could use effectively. I was always a little apprehensive about using a larger gun, so I never got out and tried it. I figured there was no time like the present and got to researching.

I am pretty rugged, but still have a pretty small frame. I knew I would need something lighter with a compact design. I also needed a gun that wouldn’t smack me in the face when I shot it. There I was, on the trails with my first hunting rifle. It was a simple bolt-action rifle. I was a little uneasy, but very excited to get going. When I looked through the sight at my first big game target, it all went away. There is so much more excitement and thrill in this type of hunting. I was hooked. I’ve tried several guns since then. Here are my recommendations for females looking for their first long gun!

Bolt Guns for Women

Bolt Guns

Compact bolt action guns are some of the most versatile models available. They are easy to carry and highly accurate. I chose this style first, because they are also affordable. I wasn’t ready to spend more if I wasn’t going to keep up with it.

One of the most popular models right now is the Savage Arms 11/111 Lady Hunter. I really love this gun and use it a lot. It may be a little more expensive than other bolt rifles, but it is so worth it. The designers really took their time listening to the problems women have with their guns. Women different proportions than men. Our necks are longer, so they added height to the buttstock to compensate. They added a thinner, more angled grip to suit smaller hands. They also added a rubber pad on the butt to further reduce the impact you feel from recoil.

Another favorite feature is the adjustable AccuTrigger. You can change the pull weight between 8 ounces, 6 pounds or 8 pounds. I love the classic wood finish on this rifle. I don’t really want to take a hot pink rifle out hunting. It’s just begging for me to be seen! You can also choose from eight different chamberings. Make your aim even more perfect with a great hunting rangefinder.

Lever Action Rifle

Lever action rifles are great for closer range shots in heavy cover areas. They are easy to load, lightweight, and quick. You can choose from popular brands like, Winchester, Mossberg, Marlin, and Browning. I really love the Browning BLR. It is a smooth, easy to use gun with a modern design.

It is made of lightweight aluminum, making it a great choice for anyone who doesn’t want to carry around a heavy long gun. You can easily mount any scope you like as well. It is one of the most versatile lever action guns available. It can be chambered for a variety of hunting cartridges, both for long and short ammunition.   

Modern Sport Guns

Modern Sport Guns

Any modern gun based on the AR-15 platform is also a great choice for any huntress. They have a modular design, which makes them easy to customize for your specific needs and dimensions. Most designs use the .223 Remington, but you can also find them in other calibers, if you prefer. If you are looking to hunt deer, I would suggest the 6.8 SPC.

I wanted to try one of these out. I heard they have the least recoil, and are easy to operate. These claims were true. However, I still really love my Lady Hunter for most applications. I think I just like the classic feel and nostalgia of shooting a gun style that has been in use for hundreds of years, even though it’s admittedly modernized. However, I do love how modern AR-15s can be customized to suit any shooter. That is a great selling point, because no matter which gun you choose, you can continue customizing it for years.