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From guns and ammo to gun storage and accessories, Walmart has just about everything you need for your hunting, target shooting and paintball needs. Whether you're looking for rifles and shotguns (also known as firearms, which are only sold in our stores), air guns, airsoft guns, BB guns, pellet guns or paintball guns plus accessories like gun cleaning and maintenance supplies, holsters, targets, optics, binoculars and more it's easy to find what you're looking for. And, with our Every Day Low Prices, it's also easy to get your shooting supplies home. Here are some of the essentials you can pick up, whether you're heading out on a hunting trip or setting up a paintball course on some acreage.
Hunting rifles and ammo
Rifles come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, materials and prices. Which one should you choose? The best way to select the right rifle for you is to look at the desired end result and go backward until you reach your first decision. So, what kind of game are you going to be hunting bear, deer, squirrels or rabbits? This will tell you what kind of cartridge (more commonly called a bullet) you'll need and finally, what kind of rifle you'll need. Also, it can help to remember that some people call rifle cartridges "bullets," but actually, the bul let is just part of the cartridge. A rifle cartridge is a case or shell that contains primer, gunpowder and a bullet at the tip.
Take the thirty-aught-six rifle as an example. This isn't actually a model of rifle. It just means the rifle can fire a .30-06 Springfield cartridge. More than one kind of rifle can fire that type of cartridge, so the one you choose should be able to fire what best suits your needs.
A responsible hunter considers ammunition carefully. You want to guarantee a humane kill while preserving as much of the meat on the animal as possible. If you use ammunition that's too strong for the job, the animals you hunt won't suffer, but there won't be much left of them. On the other hand, if you use ammunition that's too weak against larger game, the animal may suffer before dying. Neither one of these scenarios is what you want.
Once you've decided on the kind of ammo you need, you can look at other decision-making factors. What's a comfortable rifle weight for you? What sort of rifle action do you prefer? And which materials do you like? Think about all of these things if you want the best experience with your new hunting rifle.
For small game, use small-caliber bullets, like a .17 or .22 caliber bullet. If you'll be closer than 100 yards, you might want a .22 Long Range cartridge. For greater distances, you may need to consider a .22 Magnum cartridge. Certain cartridges are designed for your specific style of hunting. For larger game, use bigger bullets and cartridges with a more powerful charge ranging from .24 to .45 caliber. Once you know what kind of bullet and cartridge you'll need to hunt the game of your choice, you can start looking for the caliber of rifle to purchase.
Lock up your guns for less with storage units, including safes, cabinets, racks and cases. If you're a hunter and need to transport your gun frequently, go for a hard or hybrid case with a durable outer shell. Consider one that's waterproof or camouflaged. For target shooting, you can use a sportsman gun case. For home use, consider a personal gun case. You can also get a softer gun sleeve or slip to carry your gun with you into the field.
Federal regulations for owning a gun
You may have guessed that it might not be so simple to walk into Walmart and walk out with a gun. In some places, it's necessary to acquire a license to handle, own and carry a firearm, while in other places, the restrictions are more lenient. Specific regulations vary widely and it's something to consider before even attempting to buy a gun.
In the United States, people over the age of 18 can purchase rifles or shotguns. People age 21 and over can purchase handguns, but they must meet certain federal regulations regarding citizenship and criminal background. No federal license is required to own a gun in the United States. Likewise, most states don't require licenses for gun ownership, but most states require a license to carry a weapon concealed on your person or displayed prominently. A few states require a waiting period, during which you pay for the firearm and submit necessary paperwork, then wait for a period of a few weeks before being permitted to take your new gun home with you. Plan ahead by researching your state's requirements and understanding everything you need to submit ahead of time.
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