I hope that I’ve shed some light on making an informed choice here, but I can’t stress highly enough the importance of getting down to your local club and getting hands- on with some hardware, before parting with hard- earned cash. There’s usually a great selection of popular models on show, and most shooters are only too pleased to show off their kit, and let you have a test fire. Get a feel for what suits you, discuss why individuals bought a particular model, and then after careful deliberation, you’ll be in a good position to make that informed choice.
Then remember, when you’ve made an informed decision, and finally bought your hunting gun of choice, that’s just the start. Fine tune your approach, and hone those skills, and when your performance begins to come together, and only then, consider taking to the field to shoot live quarry.