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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”).
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Compact hunting rifles in all action types chambered for ever-more-efficient cartridges, new hunting handguns, and improved 20-gauge slug guns continue to surge.
It makes a fine all-around hunting rifle that marries Browning's legendary reputation for quality craftsmanship with a value-driven market.
There's always a strong percentage of customers who are looking to upgrade the optics on their hunting rifle or slug gun," Keffer said.
seizing a vehicle loaded with hunting rifles and ammunition in Baghdad.
15am GMT, armed with a hunting rifle, and fired two shots before fleeing.
Deputies learned that the victim was at a 15-year-old friend's home when the boys decided to handle a hunting rifle that belonged to the younger teen, officials said.
The 32-year-old told police he was guarding his truffle patch in the town of Grignan when he took fright after seeing the intruder, and shot him in the legs and head with a hunting rifle.
He walked into a cafe where his bosses Joan and Angel Tubert where having breakfast, and blasted them to death with a hunting rifle.
Early levels are straightforward, but when over 30 folk need saving, rescue boats are crashing into each other and sinking, and you have the option of using a hunting rifle when Jaws makes an appearance to scare him off, the action can get pretty frenetic.
Every great hunting rifle has some genesis in a military model that perfected the key features of its operation.
Used by generations of hunters on everything from grizzly bears to gray squirrels, the bolt action has long been viewed as America's classic hunting rifle.
A boy of 16 has confessed to shooting dead his sleeping parents and 10-yearold twin brothers with a hunting rifle in Corsica.