2. GET LEVERAGE
A uniquely American rifle, the romance associated with lever-actions will forever be linked to their use in the Old West. But these aren't just museum pieces: Lever guns (B) are still common in deer and elk camps across the country. They are light, handy, and pack a lot of firepower into a compact package. They're ideal for handling in dense brush, carry easily in the scabbards on horseback, and, with some of the new lever-gun ammo available, are more accurate and flatter-shooting than ever.