Top 3 Best-Reviewed Hunting Shotguns

By Hj Jung , last updated January 15, 2012

Hunting for hunting shotguns and/or rifles isn't so hard these days, especially with all the reviews you can find online before trying out what might be the most suitable for you. Choosing the "best" hunting rifle will always vary, depending on what kind of rifle you are looking for, what kind of game you're hunting after and what build you are. Handling rifles can be tricky if the gun doesn't suit your frame, and it could inconvenience your hunting trip. But there are ways to prepare yourself before encountering such problems. The following is a guide to the top three best-reviewed hunting shotguns.

Ruger No. 1 Varminter K1-V-BBZ

The Ruger No. 1 Varminter K1-V-BBZ was the Editor's Choice back in 2004 and is considered a top pick these days. It comes with a varmint round, handles a cartridge of .204 Ruger and the trigger pull weighs 5 pounds, 2 ounces. The smallest group it falls under is .469. This rifle is considered a small budget gun, going at a value of $950. Reviewers at the Outdoor Life website consider it a terrific gun for its price range.

Red Label 28 Guage

The Red Label 28 Gauge comes with a contour ground profile and a mechanical single trigger. The firing pins are breakable. This gun received a five-star rating and has a 28 gauge. This Ruger brand gun weighs about six pounds and is about 43 inches long.

11-87 Compact Sportsman

The 11-87 Compact Sportsman is another shotgun with a five-star rating. It is a semiautomatic 20 gauge that weighs 6.5 pounds. It is a standard model gun that makes it suitable for hunters of younger age, and has a short pulling length in comparison to the larger models. Its overall length is just a bit over 40 inches.

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