RIFLES

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Cadex Defence Now Offers A Traditional Style Stock

The Strike Nuke Evo is Cadex's new fully adjustable synthetic stock designed for the long range shooter who prefers a traditional style stock to chassis systems.

Best Elk Cartridge?

Until you’re fortunate enough to shoot at an elk, the cartridge in your rifle matters no more than the size of your boots. As elk can be devilishly hard...
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
10/22 Collectibles

Introduced in 1964 at a retail price of $54.50, Ruger’s 10/22 Carbine has worn many faces. It has been stocked in walnut, birch, maple, colored wood...
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Streamlight ’em Up

On pretty much any outdoor excursion I generally have enough lights available to equip not only myself but also my hunting partner, with a spare or two...
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Rifle Gear 101

After weeks of research, you bought your first rifle. Along with scope, bases and rings and ammunition, it took a fairly serious financial outlay but...
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Rock-Bottom Rolling Block

Splashed across the pages and back covers of gun magazines of the 1950s and ’60s were the world’s greatest milsurp treasures from importers like Hunters...
Read Full Article Holt Bodinson
.22 Rimfires? No Thanks!

It was many years ago, but I can still remember the immortal line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! We...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Packable Precision

Now in its 54th year of continuous production, Ruger’s iconic 10/22 is still at the top of its game. This classic design keeps reinventing itself with the...
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Lones Wigger

Dichotomies exist in every sport, and the shooting sports are no different. Rifle shooters are methodical, quiet, introverted, precision oriented. Shotgun...
Read Full Article Shari LeGate
You Gotta Have a Plan

Two days after this writing I’m going into the hospital for a full replacement of my right knee. There’s no reason to mention it in these pages except...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Open Country

A few years ago my wife and I enjoyed a Dall sheep hunt in the Northwest Territories so much we hated to leave. The only drawback for this dyed-in-the-wool...
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A Minimalist Varmint Rifle

The perfect minimalist varminting combination might not actually exist as a factory option but the CZ 527 Varmint Model in .17 Hornet comes very close....
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Accufit= Accuracy

In 2018, Savage is at the top of its game with a complete face-lift being given to their successful Model 110 line. First came their revolutionary and...
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MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle

Amidst a sea of Modern Sporting Rifles, the SIG MCX Virtus Patrol Rifle is refreshingly different. It is, in fact, so novel it’s almost not an AR.
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
Don’t Overdo It!

In selecting gun care products and developing cleaning routines we’re all subject to many influences such as initial training by a parent or by the...
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Coyote Medicine

A very practical reason for hunting coyotes is for the pelts. Coyote fur is great for trim on winter clothing, or for complete items of cold weather...
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6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum

When Weatherby announced the 6.5-.300 cartridge in 2016 you just knew it was going to be the biggest, fastest, flattest-shooting 6.5 on the planet.
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Ruger’s Third Custom...

Ruger recently announced yet another incarnation of its famous (dare we say “legendary”?) 10/22 rifle, and this one is definitely a keeper because...
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Wyoming Armory

Today you can purchase more rifle accuracy over the counter at Walmart than could be custom-built 30 years ago. However, it’s likely your “Big-Box”...
Read Full Article Greg Moats
Over-Engineered Afield

In the 1980s I guided for big game in Montana for a few years, and some hunters brought rifles with more technology than they could handle. Back then most...
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Affordable Icon: PTR’s 9CT

At one point available in 120 different variations, the roller-lock MP5 is the universal subgun, much as the Porsche 911 is often considered the universal...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
The 6.5 Tsunami

As a kid growing up in hunting camps, I was always curious about the variety of rifles on the rack. I’m sure the older fellows in camp grew tired of me...
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FoldAR Takes Modern...

Just when you thought there was nothing new or clever in the field of modern sporting rifles or pistols, along comes FoldAR, a Texas-based outfit offering a...
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Pistol-Caliber Carbine Cool

The MAG AD9 is one of the most innovative AR15 accessories in a generation. It’s what every other pistol-caliber conversion aspires to be. And it...
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
T/C’s 6.5 Creedmoor Compass

With their acquisition of Thompson/Center Arms, Smith & Wesson is back in the bolt-action sporting rifle business following their brief flirtations with HVA...
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Ruger’s Revamped PC Carbine

Centerfire rifles firing pint-sized pistol cartridges make a lot of sense. They’re fun — and cheap — to shoot. And their minimal recoil means the...
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Turnbolt Tradition

It came as somewhat of a surprise. I’d told some friends I’d be elk hunting with a .30-06. You’d have thought I was tackling a bull with a BB gun! You...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Sticker Shock!

Here’s a non-gun case in point: I wanted a reliable, durable chainsaw to clean up trees downed by the wind and turn them into firewood. Most of the trees...
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A .35 Remington Retro Trio

I got my first gun magazine staff job in 1977. It was on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles at a multi-story building now fallen victim to the wrecking ball....
Read Full Article Payton Miller
A Flash Course In Physics

In 1686 Sir Isaac Newton published his Principia Mathematica Philosophiae Naturalis, a seminal treatise on physics that included his three laws of motion....
Read Full Article Will Dabbs, MD
EOTech’s Compact &...

Until recently most rifle shooters rated scopes by optical quality, a prejudice originating in the 1950s, when scopes became standard instead of unusual....
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Turnbolt Tradition

It came as somewhat of a surprise. I’d told some friends I’d be elk hunting with a .30-06. You’d have thought I was tackling a bull with a BB gun! You...
Read Full Article Mark Hampton
Savage Arms 110 Scout

Since Scout Rifles first appeared on the radar, I’ve seen a few non-commercial examples ranging from DIY chopped-up surplus bolt actions to spectacular...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
Farm Rifles

Rifles serve many purposes — hunting, formal and informal target shooting, collecting and home defense. Although society has become more urban and less...
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Exclusive: Springfield...

Well, Saint’s galore! Springfield Armory recently announced what it calls “a new tier” in the SAINT family: The Victor series of rifles and pistols...
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Ruger’s .450 Bushmaster AR

Ruger is proving to be a great proponent of the .450 Bushmaster cartridge — and why not? It’s a great tactical and hunting cartridge wrapped in a...
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Five Fun Things To Do With...

Twenty-nine percent of my firearms are .22s. I’m not sure what caused me to count them recently, but when I did, I wondered why so many? I spent a lazy...
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Now Hear This!

One of the nicest perks of this business has been the opportunity to meet writers whose work I’d long admired. It was a thrill to meet veteran writers —...
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Ruger’s .22 LR ...

Once the specialty of a handful of custom makers, the centerfire chassis rifle market exploded in 2015 when Ruger entered the game with their own Precision...
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Triggering A TurnAround

In the 60+ years I’ve been shooting (hey, I started at a single-digit age) triggers on sporting rifles have gone from pretty good, to adequate, to abysmal.
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Savage Rascal Target XP

With one eye on our youth and the other on the future, Savage has updated and refined the ol’ single-shot Rascal into two very fetching target models —...
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Browning Eclipse Varmint ...

Many varmints I’ve taken have been “pop-up” targets of opportunity. The gun I used just happened to be the one closest to hand — not necessarily a...
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An Engineering Marvel

Introduced in 1936 and reigning as America’s premier centerfire rifle until discontinued, the pre-’64 Winchester Model 70 was advertised as the...
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Backyard Battlefields

Homo sapiens is an intrinsically predatory species. It’s tucked someplace within our DNA. One need only survey male kindergarteners on a playground to...
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The Grease Gun

Grease Gun! How does a military weapon get named for an automotive accessory you’d find in a service garage? Well, because it actually looks like one. In...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
Gas Vs. Piston

The original AR, as designed by Eugene Stoner, functions on the gas-impingement system. With this operating system, as the bullet travels down the barrel
Read Full Article Richard Mann
Drifting Back To Iron

The pronghorn doe slowed and cut a tight loop. The buck followed then paused at 90 yards. I crushed the trigger. At the whip-crack report he raced ahead....
Read Full Article Wayne van Zwoll
Marlin’s 1895 SBL...

I don’t know if Marlin’s late-1990s introduction of the 1895G “Guide Gun” was single-handedly responsible for the resurgence of the .45-70 in...
Read Full Article Payton Miller
Pros And Cons Of The AR

The AR-15 has become so publicized, dramatized, politicized and demonized, it’s hard to discuss rationally. And just to get our terminology correct, AR...
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Exclusive: Lyman’s 140th...

One look at Lyman’s beautiful 140th Anniversary Sharps Carbine and anyone who appreciates the history of the West is going to want to their hands on this...
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The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
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Steyr’s Zephyr II

There were two remarkable catalogs in my youth. They were thick, a bit grimy, and thoroughly dog-eared. The first was the 2-pound Sears & Roebuck wish book...
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Lighten Your Load

There’s no way I can do anything today even close to what I could do at the age of 20, 30 or even 70. But I feel highly blessed to still be able to shoot...
Read Full Article John Taffin
VR 60 Semi-Auto Shotgun...

No doubt about it, the AR-type rifle is the most popular model in the United States today, and it should come as no great surprise some enterprising arms...
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A Speedier Spin

Many rifle shooters remain semi-stuck in the British mists of 1879, when a math professor named George Greenhill developed his famous formula for...
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The Perfect Deer Rifle

Like John Taffin’s quest for the “Perfect Packin’ Pistol,” my own quest has been for a “Perfect Deer Rifle.” Except my term is so lame, lacking...
Read Full Article Dave Anderson