BOLT-ACTION

Remington R2Mi .50 BMG

By its own admission, Remington says its new R2Mi .50 BMG bolt-action rifle “is built to shatter all previous expectations for long-range accuracy.”
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Savage Arms 110 IN .224...

The Savage 110 Prairie Hunter in .224 Valkyrie is a terrific choice for varmint hunters or precision shooters, and with the right load, will put meat on the...
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Swiss Model 1889 Rifle

The Swiss Infanterie Repetier Gewehr M1889 (Infantry Repeating Rifle Model 1889) and its M90 (7.5 x 53.5mm) smokeless powder cartridge were the mountainous...
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Benelli Lupo

When I first heard Benelli was introducing a new firearm, I automatically assumed it was a semi-auto shotgun of sorts as the name Benelli is synonymous with...
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Pistol Cartridge Carbines

Almost simultaneous with the appearance of metallic cartridges there came a firearms genre popular to this day — the pistol cartridge carbine.
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Pre-’64 Winchester Model...

The Winchester Model 70 is America’s most iconic bolt-action rifle and to collectors the most desirable M70s are the “pre-’64” rifles.
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Franchi Momentum

When a convergence of technology in the firearms world reached my doorstep, it was a surprise.
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DIY Skinner Scout System

Never being “by the book,” for 27 years I considered departmental regulations as guidelines for cops lacking problem-solving skills, discretion or the...
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Ruger Gunsite Scout

Colonel Jeff Cooper is probably most remembered for the development of the Modern Technique of the Pistol along with the American Pistol Institute, now...
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Speed Racer

While bolt-action rifles have largely been superseded for military use, they dominate the hunting fields.
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Benelli Unleashes LUPO Rifle

There’s just “something” about a well-designed bolt-action rifle. The perfect combination of form, function and finish, it immediately grabs the eye...
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Weatherby Mark V...

No. You don’t need .264 bullets to hit steel plates three sheep pastures yonder, or to topple a deer. It just seems this way.
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SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 1

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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Desert Forge Arms

There are few firearm platforms I’ve missed as a full-time writer. Those I have not owned, I have made a point to find and shoot, such as the 2-bore...
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SHOT Show Sights: Range Day

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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Guns We Want to See at...

Just days away from the 2020 SHOT Show, we can't help but drool thinking about all the new guns we'll get to shoot, handle and see throughout the week.
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Ruger 'Go Wild' Camo...

Yeah, I said it. Even “girls” can use a .300 WM — and so can senior “boys,” other shooters in general, youngsters and anyone else who hates to be...
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Bustin’ Banana Rock ...

Every year, it’s there — resting seductively on the #2 loading rack of the Hunter Pistol Silhouette Range. Next to it, a heaping bag of handloads, used...
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Johnson Model 1941

When the U.S. military selects a new rifle or pistol, some mighty fine “also-rans” are the inevitable result. Want a relatively recent example?
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The .270 Winchester

The .270 Winchester cartridge was introduced in 1925. A case could be made for it as the most successful American hunting cartridge of the 20th century.
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Savage Precision Series Rifles

I’ve never been disappointed by a Savage rifle, so when the company recently announced a trio of new models introduced as the Precision Series, it got my...
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CZ 557 American

One look at the CZ 557 American and American Synthetic bolt-action rifles is enough to convince anybody these modern sporters were obviously designed by...
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Ruger Precision Rifle in...

There’s no denying new cartridges are coming out faster than perhaps any other time in history, including the early days of metallic cartridges.
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ELD bullets

Increased interest in longer-range shooting led to more efficient bullets, which in turn shook up the cartridge list. These bullets are heavy for caliber...
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BPCR Competition

Is the BPCR Silhouette dead? BPCR stands for Black Powder Cartridge Rifle and Silhouette is the game of shooting metallic targets at 200, 300, 385 and 500...
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Mossberg Patriot Synthetic...

The Mossberg Patriot Synthetic could be called the 21st Century Semi-Classic Affordable because it combines classic features with some modern touches, both...
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Winchester Wildcat

One of the intriguing qualities of the annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trades (SHOT) Show is there’s always a surprise just around the corner....
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Big And Little Bores:...

When Ruger announced two new rifle model configurations, it took all of a nanosecond for me to start snooping out the details, and it’s all good...
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WMR or HMR?

The .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire was introduced 60 years ago as I write this. Currently it’s offered in more different bullet weights and designs, and in...
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Weatherby’s Limited...

More than a year ago, when I had a chance to chat with Ed Weatherby about the legendary company’s move from its original home in Paso Robles, Calif., to...
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Savage Arms Model 110 High...

If you haven’t noticed, Savage Arms continues to offer new and improved variations of existing models. The company is never satisfied with the status quo
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Long Yardage

Long-range shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting styles sweeping the nation. Thousand-yard ranges are popping up around the country, accommodating...
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Hunting With Gibbs

The Springfield had been restocked in plain walnut, carefully inletted. Its shape and age-hardened Pachmayr pad, I figured, dated it to the ’60s. The...
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The Scout Rifle

During a long and productive life, the late Col. Jeff Cooper introduced many innovative ideas in firearms and firearm training. One of his last projects was...
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Daniel Defense Delta 5

Have you ever driven a really expensive car, eaten a $100 steak or stayed in a too-fancy-for-me hotel? If you have, and you’re like most gun folks I know,...
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Tippmann’s M4-22

One of the most endearing qualities of rimfire firearms is they can be fabricated to replicate just about any centerfire model. Among the most interesting...
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World War II Snipers

Since my pre-teens I’ve been an avid student of World War II. About a thousand times in my reading I’ve encountered something like this, “Sadly so and...
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Ruger African 9.3x62

As time ticks by, common guns lose their shine and we want something different. Something to put the green-eyed monster in friends’ eyes, making them wish...
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The Handy Off-hand Position

It’s one of the paradoxes of hunting and shooting — the novice hunter, most likely not very skilled at shooting off-hand, is also the one most likely to...
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Ruger’s American Ranch...

Here’s a news flash for Ruger fans: The bolt-action American Ranch Rifle is now offered in the sizzling new .350 Legend, Winchester’s straight-wall...
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The Elegant Ross Sporter

You wouldn’t have recognized the elderly, and obviously eccentric, man roaming the wharves and streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Dressed in pajama bottoms,...
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Brownells BRN-10

Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 was the culmination of an idea so radical it wasn’t accepted — at first. Too many cooks spoiled the broth along the way, yet...
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T/C LLR 6.5 Creedmoor

Where do we start talking about long-range guns? The Creed Farm seems as good a place as any, though it was not by any means the first high profile...
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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...
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Guns Of The Guides

Curled up in our favorite easy chair, perhaps sipping a distilled beverage, an outdoor show flickers on the flat screen featuring Alaska’s coastal brown...
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.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...
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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...
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Bed Bites

Amateur riflestock bedding turned into yet another American national pastime soon after World War II. The trend started because of two factors, one...
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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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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....
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The M1896 Mauser

When planning my book, Shooting World War II Small Arms, I almost didn’t include the Swedish Model 1896 Mauser chambered for 6.5x55. The reason was...
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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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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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The .222 Remington

In the year 1950 firearms had not yet become a great interest to me because I was only 11 years old but I could name the roster of every baseball team.
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Remington Model 783 Mossy...

The Model 783 was designed by American’s bolt action experts and engineered with precision, durability and performance enhancing technology, now available...
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6.5 Creedmoor Beware!

A red sun was kissing Namibia’s dunes when the wildebeest ghosted past one-quarter mile away. Last chance. Bush to bush, I reeled them in to iron sight...
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Krag Fever!

Some people say my luck is uncanny in finding good-shooting specimens of historic firearms to add to the collection. “Nah,” I reply, “Sometimes it’s...
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Elegant Efficiency

Back in the late 1970s my mantra was “the shorter, the lighter, the better.” So I went through a carbine phase, one which included a Winchester 94...
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Ruger’s M77 Hawkeye...

Although I’m long past the age of finding pleasure in having a heavy recoiling rifle bounce off my shoulder, I still want something capable of taking...
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