Davy Crocket used his rifle for protection and to shoot something to eat. Today's hunters are out there in the woods shooting more for sportsmanship and to control animal populations. Take this quiz to learn more about rifle hunting.
What is rifling?
What does rifling indicate?
What is the purpose of rifling?
prevents bullet spin
Why is bullet spin desirable?
How are rifle classes determined?
size of ammunition
What is a type of rifle action?
What was a catalyst for the development of guns?
battle with American Indians
What was a problem for the first guns developed?
difficult to clean
How fast could early versions of the rifle be fired?
three rounds a minute
five rounds a minute
10 rounds a minute
What country is credited with the invention of the integrated cartridge?
In the North American frontier, what were rifles used for?
When was the first assault rifle used?
World War I
World War II
Modern-day hunting rifles use what action technology?
What has happened to the number of hunters during the last 40 years?
What percent of Americans hunt today?
What is considered an ethical kill with a rifle?
cause great pain
What is considering killing an animal for a purpose?
animal population control
If an hunter abides by the rules of fair play, when is it forbidden to shoot an animal?
hiding out at a watering hole
What bullet may cause less damage to an animal's pelt?