Outdoor Skills – Hunting Q&A

I am 14, have just gotten my first summer job, and would like to buy a big-game rifle this fall. The problem is I'll only be able to save about $350. Are there any good guns in this price range?

There are lots of good guns in that price range, and they’re all used. That’s because idiots like me are constantly turning loose perfectly good rifles in order to buy something newer. Two important points: Buy only from a dealer who will guarantee that the gun is in good condition and who will repair it if something does happen to go wrong. For more detail on this topic, see my Rifles column in the next issue.