By: Jason Cole On: February 26, 2019 In: Whitetail Hunts Comments: 0

Best Guns for Exotic Hunts

No matter how skilled a hunter you might be, you won’t bag a big one without the proper tools. And for hunters, no tool is more important than their gun. Of course, your weapon will vary based on the game you’re hunting, but there are still a handful of rifles that every outdoorsman should know. We’re renowned for our exotic Texas hunts, and all of us at Lazy CK Ranch are happy to share our extensive hunting knowledge with you. Read on to learn about the best guns to use for exotic hunts.

Winchester Model 70

winchester model 70 rifle

The Winchester Model 70 offers a variety of cartridge sizes, but the .243 caliber is tried and true. While this bolt-action rifle might seem like an undersized choice for exotic hunts, it can certainly get the job done. This rifle excels when hunting average-to-small sized whitetail deer and pronghorn antelope in addition to other smaller, thinner animals. It can hold five rounds and offers superb accuracy. This is also a good choice if you or your hunting partner prefers a lighter weapon with less recoil.

Remington Model 700 in .30-06 Springfield

Remington Model 700 in .30-06 Springfield

The .30-06 Springfield is one of the most versatile hunting rounds, and the Remington 700 is one of the most popular rifles around. Right out of the box, it’s reliable, accurate and easy to use. This rifle is suitable for hunting all sorts of exotic game ranging from eland to nilgai to more. A skilled marksman can easily use this rifle at ranges up to 400 yards and make a clean kill.

Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500

If you’re hunting birds, a Mossberg 500 is tough to beat. It’s reasonably priced, reliable and can be upgraded easily. It’s chamber and can hold six — either 3” or 2-¾” — 12-gauge shells, so you can minimize your time spent reloading and focus on hunting exotic birds like rhea and wild turkey. Every hunter should have a 12-gauge in their arsenal, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a choice better than the Mossberg 500.

Regardless of the gun you choose, Lazy CK Ranch is the place to go in Texas for exotic hunts. From whitetail to eland to wildebeest and more, we have the top hunts the state has to offer. Visit our website to learn more and book your trip today.

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