RIFLES

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Semi-Auto

Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Since its introduction in 1964, more than 5 million Ruger 10/22 rifles have been sold.
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DRD Aptus Rifle

The great strength of the AR is its modularity: By simply pushing two pins, the upper receiver comes off the lower and can be quickly replaced with another...
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Springfield Adds...

With more hunters adopting AR-style rifles for hunting, Springfield Armory saw an opportunity to take advantage of the .350 Legend’s potential in the...
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Firearms for Trump

We look at some of the custom firearms produced in the last four years in honor of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.
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Ruger PC Carbine

Carbines using the same ammunition as a pistol are nothing new, even semiautomatic carbines.
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Skinner Sights...

Andy Larsson — head honcho and chief floor sweeper at Skinner Sights — has the uncanny ability of knowing what shooters want, before said shooters even...
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Bolt-Action

The .22-250

Big-case .22 centerfires such as the .220 Swift, .22-250 Rem. and .223 WSSM aren’t in big demand at present.
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Savage IMPULSE Predator rifle
Savage Lets Go...

Combining the confidence and accuracy of a traditional bolt-action with the speed of a semi-automatic, the new Savage IMPULSE is a straight-pull rifle...
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Springfield...

Planet Earth doesn’t need another bolt rifle. But, when the east wind brought scent of this one, I had to look twice at its origin — Springfield Armory.
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Ruger Customizes...

Introduced in 2015, the Ruger Precision Rifle has become popular as an entry-level platform for hunters and competitors interested in long-distance...
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CZ-USA 557...

“The total or partial obscuring of one celestial body by another,” in the shadow of the popular push-feed centerfire bolt-action, the new CZ-USA 557...
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CZ 457 Bolt...

I saved my pennies and bought my first BB gun, a no-frills lever-action Daisy, from our local Otasco at age seven. The first handgun was an 1851 Colt Navy...
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Lever-Action

Marlin’s...

The lure of the lever gun is a contagious one. Once bitten, the symptoms rapidly progress. Cures include names like Marlin, Winchester, or Rossi.
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Levergun Loads: ...

In part one of this series we saw the history of .45 Colt leverguns, which turned out to be quite recent, beginning in the early 1980s.
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Cowboy Action...

Sweat slowly slithered down my back as I squinted in the sun. Heat waves shimmered in the distant tallgrass prairie.
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Me & Sharps Rifles

One evening almost 50 years ago while working as a dude wrangler in Yellowstone National Park, two friends and I were driving over Dunraven Pass in my pickup.
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Henry Announces...

Out with the old and in with the new, Henry Repeating Arms is launching 29 new rifle and shotgun models for 2021 — the largest product announcement in...
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Levergun Loads:...

The levergun that never was, is. It took over a century, however it finally happened. Why did it take so long?
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Rimfire

Ruger 10/22 Takedown

Since its introduction in 1964, more than 5 million Ruger 10/22 rifles have been sold.
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CZ 457 Bolt...

I saved my pennies and bought my first BB gun, a no-frills lever-action Daisy, from our local Otasco at age seven. The first handgun was an 1851 Colt Navy...
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Chiappa Little...

Have you impulse-bought any rifles recently? I like to think I plan such purchases sensibly and rationally, determining needs,
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All Hail...

News that Davidson’s, the big national firearms wholesaler, is offering an exclusive Backpacker takedown version of the legendary Ruger 10/22 rimfire rifle
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The Model 58 ...

My first experience with the rifle was watching my Dad use it on a marauding skunk who’d busted into our pigeon coop in the mid-1950s. I was an awestruck...
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The .22 LR

The argument is background noise anyplace two or more gun guys are gathered. Could you, should you ever, use a .22LR as a defensive weapon?
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Airgun

Home on the range

Companies like Umarex, SIG SAUER and Air Venturi have been making air clones of centerfire pistols for quite some time now, but we’re entering a whole new...
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The FX Wildcat...

Years ago, Mike Alstott (“The A-Train”) played the position of Bruiser in Chief for the Tampa Bay Bucs. His build was interesting:
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Hatsan Blitz...

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: the new Hatsan Blitz air rifle ain’t your daddy’s BB gun.
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Quartermaster...

GunCranks host Brent Wheat shows off the new .22 caliber Sig MCX Virtus PCP Air Rifle and gives the squirrels in his yard fair warning.
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Are You Ready...

A “standard” .177-caliber airgun pellet weighs somewhere in the vicinity of seven grains, give or take.
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SIG SAUER MCX...

Suppose you could reduce the power of your decked-out modern sporting rifle by a factor of 100. Consider the possibilities — you could shoot it in your...
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MISC. RIFLES

Levergun Loads: ...

The .45 Colt arrived in the early 1870s mostly due to the fact the military would not accept the ’71-72 Open-Top .44 Colt had submitted for the trials.
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Savage IMPULSE Predator rifle
Savage Lets Go...

Combining the confidence and accuracy of a traditional bolt-action with the speed of a semi-automatic, the new Savage IMPULSE is a straight-pull rifle...
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Mistakes to make...

In 60 years of big-game hunting, the equipment I use and the skills I practice have evolved.
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DRD Aptus Rifle

The great strength of the AR is its modularity: By simply pushing two pins, the upper receiver comes off the lower and can be quickly replaced with another...
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Hower .22 LR...

In 1861 Dr. Richard J. Gatling built his namesake invention, the Gatling Gun. The good doctor rationalized if he created a weapon with firepower equal to...
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Me & Sharps Rifles

One evening almost 50 years ago while working as a dude wrangler in Yellowstone National Park, two friends and I were driving over Dunraven Pass in my pickup.
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