Please rank the following reasons on a scale of 1-10 for you owning a modern sporting rifle (MSR).

Reasons for owning a modern sporting rifle 2010 This graph details the most significant reasons for owning a modern sporting rifle (MSR) in the United States in 2010. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 = not important and 10 = very important, respondents attributed a value of 8.91 to recreational target shooting.
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1 = Not important & 10 = Very important
Recreational target shooting8.91
Home defense7.74
Collecting6.28
Varmint hunting6.23
Competition shooting4.48
Big Game Hunting4.15
Professional Use / Job related 2.41
1 = Not important & 10 = Very important
Recreational target shooting8.91
Home defense7.74
Collecting6.28
Varmint hunting6.23
Competition shooting4.48
Big Game Hunting4.15
Professional Use / Job related 2.41
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This graph details the most significant reasons for owning a modern sporting rifle (MSR) in the United States in 2010. On a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 = not important and 10 = very important, respondents attributed a value of 8.91 to recreational target shooting.
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Release date
December 2010
Region
United States
Survey time period
August 15. - November 15., 2010
Number of respondents
7,345 respondents
Age group
8-19 years
Special properties
Respondents own at least one modern sporting rifle (MSR)
Method of interview
Online survey
Supplementary notes
Survey participation was promoted via online banner ads on various websites, blogs and e-newsletters geared toward firearm ownership and hunting.
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