BOLT-ACTION

Evolution: Decades of Deer

Big game rifles have evolved continuously with the introduction of new models, new cartridges, new manufacturing methods, changing hunting conditions and...
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Wheeler Tools Scope...

If you’re even a halfway-serious rifle enthusiast, you need to save up your lunch money and buy this Wheeler Tools Scope Mounting Kit.
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Jack O'Connor's .450 Watts...

As buffalo landed just below lion on Jack’s list, he’d secured a suitable rifle in .450 Watts. Winchester had yet to unveil its .458, so this was a...
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French 1886 Lebel

In the history of firearms, the French Mle.1886 rifle — unofficially and universally nicknamed the “Lebel” — looms large as the weapon making all...
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Casting Mil-Surp Bullets

For me, one of the joys of having a large collection of military surplus rifles is shooting cast bullets through them. Loaded to 1,500 to 1,800 fps, cast...
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‘What’s your favorite...

Friends and relatives sometimes ask for advice on cartridge choice for big game hunting and they seem surprised I don’t have any particular favorites.
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mossberg mvp patrol
Mossberg MVP Patrol:...

The .300 Blackout cartridge is still a controversial one. If you put it in a bolt-action, some heads might explode. That's exactly what Mossberg did with...
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Three Short-Timers

The U.S. Army has held onto the basic AR platform since adopting the M16 in 1964. Model 1903 Springfields were standard issue for over 30 years and M1...
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Royal Tiger Imports...

Ethiopian Emperor Melenik II is credited with fighting back European colonial incursions at the turn of the 19th century and preserving Ethiopian independence.
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Howa 1500 Mini EXCL Lite

We have quite a choice of bolt-action rifles with detachable magazines holding 10 or so cartridges.
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SIG Sauer MCX Rattler PCB

The revolutionary SIG SAUER MCX Rattler PCB, there are some remarkably practical 21st century real-world applications for this most radical of black guns.
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The Mysterious Jacob Rifle

Some rifles are so obscure and so out of reach, they haunt you for a lifetime — the Jacob has haunted me for a lifetime. Lyman’s 1958 release of their...
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Savage 1920 Rifle

The Savage model 1920 rifle was introduced over a century ago. Commercially it was not a big success with only about 12,000 made and production ending...
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The Mauser Magic

The Mauser name has graced many rifles and been used to sell others. Oddly enough, the Model of 1898, which brought Peter Paul Mauser acclaim, didn’t...
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Truck Guns

There doesn’t seem to be agreement on what the term “truck gun” means. I guess there can’t be a consensus since people live different lifestyles and...
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Ruger .416 Hawkeye
Ruger .416 Hawkeye African

The Ruger .416 Hawkeye African shares the same elegant homage to express rifle conventions with a black ebony forend tip, twin stock crossbolts, single-leaf...
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Austria-Hungary’s M95 Rifle
Austria-Hungary’s M95 Rifle

Used primarily by Austria-Hungary and Bulgaria, the M95 rifle proved itself one of the finest battle rifles of the First World War.
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The 8mm Mauser

The 8mm Mauser will forever be known to the world in general as Germany’s infantry rifle and machine gun caliber for both world wars.
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The last rifle

When a young fellow was visiting — a distant relative by marriage — he asked a question that caused me great thought.
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Shootout: Bolt Vs. Semi

Most of us have come of age with the AR and with modern carbine doctrine teaching the use of the rifle in place of a pistol since it provides a higher hit...
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The Ruger American &...

How Ruger’s engineers designed a basic entry-level-priced rifle capable of shooting as good, if not better, than rifles costing five times the price of...
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Page-Lewis Model D

Throughout the first half of the 20th Century, it seems virtually every American gunmaker offered at least one “boy’s rifle.”
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The Dreaded Camp Rifle

If you travel much, it’s no big secret flying with guns and ammo is no longer fun.
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Pawn Shop Sniper Rifle

Most noteworthy is K98k Mausers coded bcd4 were intended from the very start of manufacture to become sniper rifles.
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History of the Bolt-action

The bolt-action is by far the most popular action type for most sporting purposes.
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Africa Rifles

For many hunters Africa has been a “one of these days” destination. The current pandemic with its restrictions on travel mean we don’t — at least I...
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Trading Trials &...

Inside is a .17 HMR Ruger American stainless steel, black synthetic bolt-rifle, with target knob. The barrel is 18″ and threaded, should I want to...
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The Krag M98

As the United States service rifle, the Norwegian-designed Krag-Jorgensen was produced at the Springfield Armory from 1894 to 1904.
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Harry Caldwell's Tigers

A .303 Savage would be far down my list for dangerous game, but Caldwell made it work for two reasons.
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Guns of the ‘Original’...

With those 10 simple words in 1977, an obscure 33-year-old filmmaker named George Lucas legitimately changed the world.
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Tikka T3X Lite Roughtech

Sneaking around to the other side of my horse, I pulled the Tikka out of the scabbard as we readied for the hunt.
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Cast Bullets and Old...

As this is written, the United States is perhaps experiencing the worst ammunition and reloading component shortage since World War II.
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CZ 457 Rimfire Rifle Series

Firearms made in the Czech Republic enjoy a reputation for excellent design and high quality construction.
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Palma Rifle Competition

The jaws immediately drop. “You shoot 1,000 yards? With iron sights?” It’s amazing how many people think it’s impossible.
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Battle-Damaged Weapons

The canteen likely does more to sustain a soldier’s life in combat but a soldier’s individual weapon is his most cherished possession.
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Christensen Arms Ridgeline...

Few things stir my imagination and motivate me to adventure more than a fine hunting rifle.
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