Rifle fit considerations for women in the latest issue of Sports Afield

“Fit” is the key word when it comes to rifles built for the female hunter, and that goes far beyond simply adjusting the length of pull. Stock design, overall balance, and scope positioning are key components.

Ron Spomer takes an in-depth look at all of these factors in his excellent article in the May/June 2013 issue of Sports Afield, which will be hitting newsstands at the end of April. “A Perfect Fit” covers everything women need to know about finding a rifle that fits them to a T.

Spomer, a highly experienced shooter and hunter, interviews custom gunmakers including Hill Country Rifles and MG Arms, major manufacturers such as Browning and Savage, and, most importantly, serious female hunters who pursue game as diverse as white-tailed deer and Cape buffalo. This fascinating look into women’s hunting rifle design is one of the first articles of its kind ever published in a major national hunting magazine.


“We at Sports Afield are proud to consistently publish articles by and for serious women hunters,” said Diana Rupp, Sports Afield Editor in Chief. “Women are the fastest-growing segment of the hunting industry today as so many discover the joys of the outdoors on their own, and as more men bring their families into the field. There is simply nothing that is more important for the preservation of our hunting heritage.”

Sports Afield, founded in 1887, is the oldest outdoor magazine in North America and today is America’s premier hunting adventure magazine, with a focus on exciting hunting stories, fine firearms, and the pursuit of big game around the world.

Look for the May/June 2013 issue of Sports Afield on fine newsstands around the country or visit www.sportsafield.com to subscribe to the print or digital edition.


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