4 of the Best Rifles for Women

Woman with ear and eye protection holding a rifle to illustrate best rifles for women.

Whether it’s a rifle for hunting or long-range shooting, finding the best rifles for women is crucial. The better it fits, the better you will shoot with it.

Women do not need specific types of rifles, but they do need to find one that fits them adequately. Unfortunately, many rifles are made with the average adult male in mind, making it more difficult for women to find a gun that is comfortable to use.

Thankfully, gunmakers today have noticed that women are making up one of the fastest-growing segments in the hunting and shooting community, and they are making guns that are more suited to the average woman.

One doesn’t need to be on a big game deer hunting trip to be on the lookout for the best rifles for women. So even if you don’t know the difference between a deer rifle, a 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge, or a 7mm-08 Remington cartridge, Sporting Systems can assist you.

We’re here for all firearm owners — whether they’re longtime practitioners or first-time buyers.

11 Lady Hunter

This gun is built around the unique needs of female hunters and their contours. It has a shortened length of pull and a slender grip.

Because the balance point of the 20-inch barrel is shifted, it feels lighter, but still has enough weight to absorb recoil. It also has a detachable box magazine, in addition to being drilled and tapped for scope mounts.

Weatherby Camilla Rifles

Weatherby makes a whole line of centerfire rifles that cater to women, including four bolt-action rifle models.

The Vanguard Camilla is one of the most popular choices, with a high comb and a buttstock and recoil pad that are angled away from the body. This design fits better for females and can be easily positioned into the shoulder. It also has a slim pistol grip that works well with smaller hands.

Ruger Precision Rifle

This is a popular rifle that has an adjustable buttstock. The .308 Win is the smallest configuration available, and the pull can be adjusted to 12 to 15.5 inches. It’s a bit on the heavier side, weighing in at 9.8 pounds, so bipods can be helpful to handle the weight.

Savage 110 Lightweight Storm

This rifle has an adjustable stock with interchangeable comb height spacers. It has a 20-inch barrel and is only 5.65 pounds, so it is easily managed and carried throughout your hunting adventure.

No matter what you’re looking for in a rifle, our team at Sporting Systems can help you find it! We can help you decide what works best for you, answering any questions about walnut stocks, overall weight, lever action, overall length, adjustable triggers, and more.

Come visit our store today to see our wide selection, and to determine which rifle is right for you.


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