There are several different aspects and features of guns that make them desirable for different uses.
These guns are made for extreme weather, light weight, and precision in a mountain environment.
Whether you hunt for sport, food, or protection, a good rifle is important to have when spending time in the mountains.
Take a look at 7 of the top rifles made for these conditions.
1. Remington model 700 XCR II
This gun is an extreme weather and conditions ready remake of the classic Remington. This rifle is very scratch and weather resistant due to it’s stainless steel coated with Trinyte.
This rifle is sturdy and rugged, a feature which makes it well worth the extra heaviness of this gun. Full review here.
2. Kimber 84M Mountain Ascent
This reputable brand for mountain rifles has truly outdone itself with this model. This featherweight rifle weighs in a less than five pounds, making it the lightest rifle you’re likely to come across on this market.
It is also incredibly resistant to even the most extreme weather conditions. This rifle has a great look to it and fits well on the shoulder. Full review here.
3. Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS
Another rifle modeled after a classic, this version stands up to the weather in a big way.
Weighing in just a bit heavier than a featherweight rifle, this gun is lightweight but far from delicate. Full review here.
4. Savage model 16/116 FCSS
The Accutrigger and overall construction of this rifle contribute to a lot of precision. At around 7 pounds this is a great gun for mountain hunting.
This rifle is rugged, accurate, and budget friendly. Full review here.
5. HS precision 2000 PHL
This rifle is another ideal option for a mountain hunter. Though not as light as the Kimber, this gun weighs in at under 6 pounds which is still very light for the ruggedness of this rifle.
The rifle can be fully customized to a hunter’s needs, whether for the hunt of a lifetime or a lifetime of many hunts. Full review here.
6. Thompson Center Venture Composite SS
This is among the most reliable and long lasting of rifles on the market right now. Long term dependability is key to a good mountain hunting rifle.
This rifle has all sorts of great features- an externally adjustable trigger, good caliber variety, match crowned barrel, and guaranteed 1 MOA accuracy. Full review here.
7. Ruger M77 Hawkeye All-Weather
This gun isn’t the lightest on this list, but it’s still a very manageable 7 pounds. The extra ruggedness is definitely worth a little extra weight.
This rifle is available in multiple caliber options. Full review here.