rifle

(redirected from Hunting rifle)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

rifle

A firearm designed with a rifled barrel designed to be fired from the shoulder, which absorbs the recoil, with one hand supporting the gun’s weight and the other pulling the trigger.

Types
Single shot, bolt action, pump action, auto loading (”automatic rifle”).
References in periodicals archive ?
Keffer said his hunting shotgun sales continue, but not on the same pace as hunting rifles.
In a hunting rifle, it's all about doing the job at hand, and where the real room for improvement invariably lies is with the nut behind the bolt--once you attain an acceptable degree of accuracy, then best concentrate resources on as much range practice as possible.
Bolt-action hunting rifles became popular after World War I.
A man who was seen arguing with his wife in Gustine, California, later killed his four young children in their home with a hunting rifle before turning the gun on himself, officials said.
POLICE stormed a house in northern Italy yesterday to detain a gunman who had killed three people, including a policeman, with a hunting rifle.
Steve Paullin, meanwhile, had dashed back into the house to retrieve a hunting rifle.
30-06 hunting rifle for her son, skirting a criminal background check for him.
A passenger at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in the US accidentally fired a hunting rifle on Friday (23 November) when complying with a request by airline employees to demonstrate that the rifle was unloaded.
Hideshima, 53, whose rank of colonel is the fifth-highest of the 18 GSDF ranks, is also suspected of firing a hunting rifle on the Higashifuji Range without police approval.
Whether players are looking for the power of the 870[TM] Express[R] Super Magnum Synthetic or the accuracy of the Model 7 Predator[TM] hunting rifle, players will see and hear accurate recreations of the latest Remington firearms, such as:
Unfortunately, most hunters today, having never handled a rifle that really fits them and was built to be the best possible hunting rifle for them, have no idea what's good and what isn't.
admitted to what was attributed to him, and after raiding his house a hunting rifle was seized," read the ISF statement, adding that he had a history of drug use.