10 Best Rifle For Target Shooting And Hunting

Updated on: September 2022

Best Rifle For Target Shooting And Hunting in 2022


Champion 47387 Sight-in Targets

Champion 47387 Sight-in Targets
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2022

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 x18 inch - Silhouette Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2022
  • Click the "Select" box to choose between 10, 25 and 50 packs. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Splatterburst Targets -12 inch Adhesive Stick & Splatter Reactive Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets -12 inch Adhesive Stick & Splatter Reactive Shooting Targets - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - Airsoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2022
  • Click "SELECT" to choose pack size. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • New “Stick & Splatter” HIGH STRENGTH adhesive targets stick to almost anything at any temperature. Each target has 20 cover up patches per target for more shooting.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift!

Crosman CSRT Metal Squirrel Reset Target

Crosman CSRT Metal Squirrel Reset Target
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2022
  • REACTIVE DISC TARGETS - Automatically reset, no need to walk down-range
  • HEAVY-DUTY STEEL CONSTRUCTION - For years of target practice fun
  • 1. 5-INCH TARGET FOR SHOT PLACEMENT - Hit the 2-inch target to reset and start over
  • COMPATIBLE WITH . 177-CALIBER AIR GUNS - Up to 1200 fps
  • COMPATIBLE WITH . 22-CALIBER AIR GUNS - Up to 950 fps

Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting

Long Range Shooting Handbook: The Complete Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2022

Life Size Squirrel - Paper Hunting Shooting Targets 9x12 Inch (12 Pack)

Life Size Squirrel - Paper Hunting Shooting Targets 9x12 Inch (12 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2022
  • BUY BULK PACKS & SAVE!
  • Life-sized squirrels in natural posture and setting
  • Quality vibrant color inks produce highly visible sharp images down range.
  • For rifle, shotgun and handgun at 25 to 100 yards
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Splatterburst Targets - 12 inch Multi-Bullseye Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - AirSoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)

Splatterburst Targets - 12 inch Multi-Bullseye Reactive Shooting Target - Shots Burst Bright Fluorescent Yellow Upon Impact - Gun - Rifle - Pistol - AirSoft - BB Gun - Pellet Gun - Air Rifle (10 Pack)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2022
  • Click "Select" to choose pack size. Instantly see your SHOTS BURST BRIGHT FLUORESCENT YELLOW upon impact, spend more time shooting and less time checking your target.
  • The BRIGHT yellow bullet holes are visible in all light conditions, great for people with reduced vision. The heavy duty non-adhesive tagboard withstands shot after shot.
  • Our HIGH VISIBILITY splatter targets make it EASY to see your shots at a distance, no more wasting time walking downrange to SEE YOUR SHOTS.
  • The ULTIMATE TARGET for all firearms and calibers, including; Airsoft, BB guns, pellet guns, air rifles and even shotguns. PERFECT for shooting indoors or outdoors, short range or long range.
  • So good they're PATENTED - PROUDLY MADE IN USA - 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - Makes a great gift

Caldwell Rimfire Resetting Target

Caldwell Rimfire Resetting Target
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: Rimfire - 16.8” W x 22.5” H x 1.8” D
  • EASE OF USE: 2.5” shooting spots included and the targets automatically orient after every shot
  • RELIABLE: Legs insert into the ground and another set brace the ground for added stability
  • DURABLE: Constructed of heavy duty steel to withstand most all weather and shooting situations
  • CONVENIENT: Compact, portable design makes transportation and setup easy
  • VERSATILITY: Comes in Airgun, Rimfire and Handgun models

Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Adjustable Ambidextrous Rifle Shotgun Pistol Handgun Shooting Rest for Outdoor Range - 548664

Caldwell Steady Rest NXT Adjustable Ambidextrous Rifle Shotgun Pistol Handgun Shooting Rest for Outdoor Range - 548664
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: 27 inches L x 10 inches W with 3 inches of vertical cradle adjustment. Front section is 11 inches L
  • ACCURACY: With vertical adjustability, a soft front cradle and rear cradle and a neoprene hand support, this rest is made for comfort and durability
  • NON-DESTRUCTIVE: The rugged construction of this rest makes it virtually impervious to the elements. This rest also features soft, non-marring material in the front and rear cradles
  • EASE OF USE: Adjustment knobs are conveniently placed to allow for easy adjustments that do not require removing the gun from the rest
  • VERSATILITY: This rest has three sections that can be connected or disconnected to create the perfect length for your pistol, long rifle or shotgun

Caldwell Magnum Rifle Swinger with Collapsible Design and AR500 Steel Construction for Outdoor, Range, Shooting and Hunting

Caldwell Magnum Rifle Swinger with Collapsible Design and AR500 Steel Construction for Outdoor, Range, Shooting and Hunting
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2022
  • DIMENSIONS: 4” diameter x 3/8” thick plate
  • SPECS: Target frame is 18" off the ground and the swinger target is 10.5" to the center
  • RELIABLE: Stand is constructed of cast urethane that requires no tools to tear down and can withstand missed shots that pass through
  • DURABLE: Target is constructed of AR-500 steel and is designed to handle impact from rifles up to .308 at a minimum of 150 yards at 2,900 fps and below and the legs and crossbar are made of solid steel
  • CONVENIENT: Entire set disassembles and packs away compact for easy storage and transportation (carry bag not included) and the legs can be replaced with 1/2" rebar

Century Arms CETME G3 .308 Rifle Review

My review of one of the newest members of my growing family of arms.

Mine was purchased last October at a local gun show. I paid $459.00 from the dealer for a new G3 and I finally got around to firing them monster, full sized rifle rounds through that behemoth. When this sucker barks people notice. When a standard assault rifle is fired, with its assault rifle round, it makes a pop. When the G3 is fired it goes boom!

There are three predominate assault rifle calibers - the AK47 and its 7.62 x 39 mm round, which is a full .30 caliber in width, but significantly shorter than a full sized .30 caliber projectile. This is a Soviet Bloc weapon and it grew from the first real assault rifle in the world, the WWII German MP44.

The second standard assault rifle is the ubiquitous 5.56 x 45 mm or .223 caliber M16 and it's variants. This shoots, essentially, a longer and heavier 22 caliber round. It's actual round measurement is .223 caliber or .223 thousandths of an inch in width - the projectile I mean. The American M16 and all that have come after was our answer to the Soviet Bloc AK47.

The third predominate assault rifle caliber is the newer AK74 weapon. It is a near identical appearing weapon as the AK47 - the same basic design and gas operating system. It shoots the smaller and lighter in weight 5.45 x 39 millimeter round. It is basically an AK47 with a round more akin to the one fired by the M16 and it's family of weapons. These are the three standard assault rifle calibers that exist in the military and civilian arms world today.

When it comes to the "full sized" assault rifle there are really only three main choices left - the .308 thousandths of an inch, 7.62 x 51 millimeter round fired by all three weapons - the American M14 and its clone's, the FN FAL Main Battle Rifle (MBR) and it's clones or the G3 and it's clones. I opted for the G3 because I like it better than the M14, but that is a financial and aesthetic choice as much as any other. I actually prefer the FN FAL, but they are harder to come by as well as can be more costly too, and the M14 is cost prohibitive.

My G3 weighs in at about 9.5 lbs, so it is a couple or three pounds heavier than an M16 or AK47, but then again, it shots a round that will drop a grizzly bear, so for a little weight sacrifice I have a weapon that will stop all but a charging elephant or a Mack Truck, and that is no joke.

The round this weapon puts out will stop a passenger car or truck dead in its tracks. Not from kinetic energy but because the bullet will totally disable the vehicles engine and cooling system. This round will penetrate wood walls with a shot, and masonry walls with a couple well placed rounds. It would literally blow a door clean off its hinges if a round was put on each hinge.

The G3 uses 20 round box magazines. Mine came with two refurbished magazines, a web sling and cleaning kit. As the weapon is assembled with foreign made guts and American made barrels, the pieces are mix and match, but the weapon is a sound one that shoots well, puts big bullets way down range and on target.

For the record, this weapon could be used by one to hunt almost any game in North America, although for most big game hunting applications many people prefer the fancier and far more expensive bolt action Remington and the like. Not to slight the Remington group, but those are dedicated hunting rifles, whereas the G3 is an assault rifle or battle rifle that will also serve the purpose of a big, fancy and very expensive bolt action big game weapon.

At 100 yards I can group 5 rounds in a 3 inch grouping - nothing to brag about but way more than enough for the purposes I intend it. As well the G3 is accurate out to about 500 yards in the hand of a trained shooter, but I do not claim to be one of those, and as mine is for defense, at 500 yards one is no danger to me. But get closer and the G3 will splatter one's target into many smaller pieces.

The full sized .30 caliber round is devastating to animal flesh. It delivers tremendous kinetic energy when it impacts its target. If anything other than mere fleshy parts of the extremities is hit by this round bones are broken and the shock wave will deliver near fatal over pressures to the internal organs.

The G3 is expensive to shoot compared to the price of AK47, M16 and AK74 ammo. I only made sure mine worked properly. I will stock up slowly on the ammo for it and have it for whatever I may need. It's a great alternative if one wants a real full sized .30 caliber battle rifle that can do many things competently.

The makers of my rifle, Century Arms International, or CAI are often referred to as "monkey's." This is because one can purchase any CAI made weapon, and some claim it's a crap shoot as to if one gets a good weapon or not. The joke is "what day of the week was your weapon made?"

These weapons are constructed in the US with American made barrels, but the inner workings are usually of European origin. The guts are taken from decommissioned G3's from around the world. The parts are shipped to the US and have the mandated American made parts mated to the European guts. If the guts were refurbished and in sound working order, and the weapon is constructed properly, these are excellent weapons.

My advice to a potential buyer is this: pick the one ya like then take it to a local gunsmith and have them test fire the weapon, check the head spacing and make sure all is in proper working order. If any alterations need be made, unless one is confident in their ability to use micrometers and such, drop the bucks on a pro doing it. It will still be far cheaper than to drop $1200 or more for a Springfield Armory, American made M14. Unless your weapon is busted on the inside, for around $100 you will have an excellent MBR that will do the job every time it is asked to.

Click the link to see the weapon and read more about it if interested. I did not include all the spec info because to the casual buyer this is all just numbers and initials - that stuff is for the wonks.

NOTE: The link is to the original H K; G3. The CETME G3 is an exact clone of the G3, and mine is identical to the G3A3 in the first picture.

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