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It requires more than bullet speed and weight to kill an Elk, Grizzly, or 500 pound wild boar. The most important consideration in a hunting rifle is the bold action. Reliable and accurate firing requires a rigid bolt action, simple and fast firing pin fall, and precise breaching. Hunting rifles with a synthetic stock are lighter and impervious to weather. Top the hunting rifle with the best scope you can afford, and ‘sight it in' after arriving at the hunt site. Some hunting rifles need the factory swivel and sling replaced with a more comfortable model.