Watch: The 60-Second Test

Wondering if your rifle is a bit too heavy to carry around all day? Find out with this easy, one-minute test from Mauser.


Like the old adage about gun fit, the ideal rifle weight “depends on the shooter.” With many of today’s sportsmen and women opting to hunt from fixed deer stands of one variety or another, weight doesn’t mean as much to modern shooters as other characteristics. Still, before you buy your next rifle it might be worth standing idly at the gun counter for 60 seconds, if for no other reason than to satisfy your curiosity.