Guns and Other Hunting Essentials

December 1, 2022

Hunting for fun or food is common in every part of the globe. Guns are one of the standard tools that most hunters use during hunts. There are many guns, each suitable for different hunting situations, and you should pick one that suits you perfectly.


Hunting is an engaging activity that requires a good gun and other appropriate equipment to conduct it successfully and efficiently. When hunting, you can use a handgun such as a revolver or larger rifles.


The Best Revolver To Buy

Hunting is a tedious activity, which makes hand-held revolvers a good choice as they are simple and easy to carry in your hunting trip. Below are some of the best handguns you can use for hunting.


  • Ruger Blackhawk
  • Smith & Wesson Performance Center S&W 500
  • Ruger Turnbull Bisley .45 Colt
  • Smith &Wesson Model 350
  • Performance Center® Model 629


Ruger Blackhawk

One of the most powerful single-action revolvers on the market. This weapon holds 41 Remington magnum cartridges. There are six rounds in it, and it weighs 38 ounces. The total length of the weapon is 10.25 inches. Its price range is within reasonable margins—considering its incredible power.


Smith & Wesson Performance Center S&W 500

The gun is perfect for hunting big game. According to S&W, it is the most powerful production revolver in the world. The firearm carries 50 calibers S&W 500 Magnum.50 cal rounds with a capacity of five bullets. The barrel length is 7 inches, and it has a total length of 15 inches, weighing 4.38lb.


It is ideal for long ranges, and you can use it on a tripod. You can also add a scope to enable better targeting of long-range targets.


Ruger Turnbil Bisley 45 Colt

The Ruger Turnbil Bisley 45 Colt has a six-bullet capacity. The barrel of this weapon measures 5.5 inches. Wooden handles make the weapon easy to grip. This gun uses 45 long colt cartridges. 


Performance Center® Model 629

It has a capacity of six bullets. Stainless steel is used to make its barrel, frame, and cylinder. The barrel length of the gun is 2.625 inches. It weighs 37.4oz.


The Best Hunting Rifles To Buy

Rifles are ideal weapons for hunting in the wild. They are suitable because most are long-range, making tracking animals at a distance more manageable. You have many options to choose from in the market.


Choosing a rifle depends on:

  • Your budget
  • The type of animal you are hunting
  • The landscape
  • Your hunting techniques
  • Personal preference


Here are some great rifles to make your hunting experience more enjoyable;

  • Nosler 21
  • Marlin 1895 SBL
  • CZ-USA 600 Alpha
  • Proof tundra
  • Tikka T3X
  • Ruger American Predator
  • Mossberg MVP Scout


Other Hunting Essentials

Hunting is more than just shooting or killing the animal. Before you start your hunting activities, you need to prepare yourself adequately. You should ensure you bring the equipment and attire to protect yourself and make the trip comfortable. It would help if you also carried the tools required to handle the animal you aim to kill. 


Some of the essential items you should have during your hunt include;

  • Knife
  • GPS or Maps and compass
  • First-aid Kit and your Medication
  • Proper Clothing
  • Ammo
  • Binoculars 



You should always make sure you pack a good hunting knife. A knife will be helpful‌. A good knife will help you clear your way through the hunting grounds, making it easier to move along. 


A knife is necessary for gutting your animal once you have made your kill. Make sure you have an excellent sharp hunting knife to smooth this process.


GPS and Maps

When hunting in unknown territories, carry a GPS or a map & a compass. It is easy to get lost while hunting, as you follow a wild animal looming randomly. Having a map will help you know your position during the hunt.


First Aid Kit and Your Medication

The wild has extreme conditions that may lead to major or minor accidents. Also, hunting involves using dangerous tools and weapons, which could also lead to an accident. A first-aid kit will ensure you give yourself or your hunting partner first-aid when an incident occurs.


If you take any medication, carry at least a two-day dosage during your hunting trip. It is best to be ready if the trip lasts longer than expected because of getting lost or in case of an incident.


Proper Clothing

Because a hunt can last several hours, dress appropriately for the weather. Ensure your clothes have camouflage to ensure the animals you are hunting don’t spot you easily.



Bring the appropriate and sufficient ammo in a hunt. You may miss some shots you make while hunting. Ensure you have enough bullets, so you stay supplied during a hunt.



Binoculars allow you to observe details in the landscape or watch animals at play without alerting them to your presence. You can adjust your strategy to account for obstacles and actions that your naked eye can’t reveal. You’ll be able to see rubbings and tracks of animals you did not know were there.


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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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