If you’ve kept up with each of our guides, you would have seen all the different types of gear our team uses. No hunter uses the exact same equipment as the next. I know each of our hunters would tell you, you have to find the right [insert gear here] for you. It’s not all one size fits all. Aaaaaand…it’s no different when it comes to the rifles and bows our hunters use each season.
I tell you this so you won’t get overwhelmed. I know I did. But maybe you’re just looking for a place to start your search. Or maybe, you’re a more advanced hunter and you’re researching your next rifle or bow and want to see what our experienced hunters use. Just by taking the time to go through each item, I assure you, you will gather a wealth of knowledge as you get ready for your next purchase.
Miss Pursuit Guide to Rifles and Bows
- The Bowtech Carbon Rose is the most-used bow by our team. It’s the lightest premium hunting bow on the market and our archers say it’s a great entry-level bow at a good price point.
The Carbon Rose was my first bow and I loved that it was light and had an easy draw cycle. It’s a great starter bow to help you increase draw weight!Hannah Marcom
- PSE Archery is invested in helping the whole industry grow. While you’re checking out their Carbon Air Stealth Bows, don’t miss their bowhunter checklist.
- In 2021, Xpedition Archery launched their X Series Bows, in development for 2 years, which feature patent-pending technology.
- Matthews bows deliver the ultimate customer experience and specialized bows for women.
- Don’t miss Obsession Bows. Their DefCon bows have a smooth draw and are super quiet.
- Thompson/Center’s Compass II Models. Our hunters have the .300 WIN Mag and the 7mm .08 which is no longer available, but you can check out all the available calibers in the new Compass II line.
- The Tikka T3x Superlite is a super compact, lightweight, bolt-action rifle. Our team shoots a .25-06 and the .30-06.
- Remington is a 200-year-old firearms company and you can’t go wrong with one of their rifles. Check out the Model 700 Long Range Stainless.
- Mossberg Patriot Hunting Bold Action Rifles
- Browing X-Bolt Rifles
- Bergara Premier Mountain 2.0 Rifle
- Ruger American .243
I love my Ruger American .243. It isn’t too heavy and the recoil doesn’t bother me as much as other, larger caliber guns I’ve tried. It’s reasonably priced and an all-around great rifle!Laura Coppola