MISC. RIFLES

Remington No. 4S...

Remington’s Rolling Block — a simple, efficient single-shot action developed in the mid-1860s — served as an interim system worldwide (along with the...
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hand loading cartridges
Handloading For...

For many reasons some handgunners like having a rifle/carbine of the same caliber as their pistol. I’m one of those people.
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Saddle Ring Carbines

Growing up back east, two things caught my imagination early on — guns and horses, both of which were not plentiful there. So, as soon as I was able, the...
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The Bug-A-Salt...

The Bug-A-Salt looks like a toy, but it is so much more. For starters, the thing is fairly heavy, much heavier than the kiddy toys it apes. These guns are...
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A Good And...

The great days of cheap surplus ammo were the 1950s and ’60s. I thought corrosive primers were in the past, but not so. Large quantities of such...
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Black Powder...

During my writing career, I obsessed over a genre of firearm to the point my editors became frustrated. It was because I studied those rifles so deeply,...
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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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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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The .308 Winchester

My all-time favorite hunting rifle has been a 1952 vintage Winchester Model 70 Featherweight chambered for a cartridge introduced that same year — the...
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Don't Fall Victim To...

The recent gun and accessory shortages have created the perfect environment for those seeking to part us from our hard-earned money. We are desperate to...
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Trigger Control

Acquiring “good enough” skill with a rifle, at least adequate for big-game hunting at moderate ranges, is actually not terribly hard.
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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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Cry Havoc Tactical And Luth-AR

Cry Havoc Tactical has built their business around designing the perfect takedown gear to transform your favorite black rifle into something half as long...
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Stop Attaching So Much Stuff!

Our sermon of the month is simple: Know when to stop hanging crap off your gun!
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Five Common Zeroing Mistakes

Before you can zero a scope, you’ll have attached it — another topic. Bore-sighting comes next. A collimator slipped into the muzzle puts a screen in...
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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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ma deuce, also known as the M2 .50 Browning Machine Gun
The Legendary Ma Deuce

In my entire career I don’t remember writing about a firearm with which I had only a few moments’ experience. But what an experience!The gun was the...
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Take A Gun Or Rent?

Maybe our two-year nightmare is drawing to an end. Travel abroad for hunting may once again become routine. We are blessed with wonderful hunting...
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The Hellion

With the classic AR-style and design seeming to be the benchmark of a defensive rifle today, why try to gain market share with a design apparently at odds...
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Guns And Reliability

While factors such as weight, accuracy, ammunition availability and cost all factor into the selection of a defensive firearm, reliability is always a prime...
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Lyman sights on a savage 99 rifle
Lyman Sights

From the No. 1’s debut in 1879 until William Lyman’s death in 1896, he would patent 17 rifle, handgun and shotgun sights.
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Elite Tactical Systems Universal Speedloader
Elite Tactical Systems...

GUNS Magazine editor Brent T. Wheat shares why the Elite Tactical Systems Universal Speedloader is the best speedloader he's ever tried.
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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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man shooting a rifle-caliber handgun
Running The Rifle-Caliber...

Combining rifle-grade power with handgun-sized portability, these testosterone-laden pistols are either the best or worst of both worlds.
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hornady 6mm creedmoor ammunition; importance of rifling
Rifling: The Gist On Twist

Rifling is the key to precision and in recent years there has been considerable interest in faster twists.
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The Knob Creek Machine Gun...

It’s all over now, but for 50 years the machine gun shoots held at Knob Creek Gun Range in West Point, Ky., were wildly popular with full-auto enthusiasts...
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Single- and Two-Stage Triggers

Triggers on most current bolt-action hunting rifles are single stage. To fire the rifle, the trigger finger applies continually increasing pressure on the...
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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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Mucky Muffler Mangling

The FA556-212 is a paltry 6" long and weighs an even pound. It was designed specifically to complement the 10" barreled HK 416. SureFire doesn’t make this...
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Big, Bright, Sharp, Flat...

A scope should deliver a big, bright, sharp image as soon as you cheek the rifle. It’s painfully true any hunter whose sight picture doesn’t measure up...
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The Bronco .22 LR Survival...

These nifty little rifles were first built in Accokeek, Md., in 1967. Those early examples bore neither markings nor serial numbers and sported an MSRP of...
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Uberti Courtney Stalking Rifle

Adolphe Uberti’s release of a proper stalking rifle, called “The Courteney,” is designed in traditional British guise to honor one of the most famous...
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The Magnificent 500 S&W Magnum

If ever a cartridge were worthy of Magna Cum Laude status, the 500 S&W Magnum would hold those prestigious honors!
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Shots Fired in Anger

Shots Fired in Anger (1947) was written by Major (later Lt. Colonel) John B. George.
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Vigilance M20 Rifle

The M20 from Vigilance Rifles is what would happen if a Browning M1919 light machinegun had a baby with a pressure washer. Rugged, simple, reliable and...
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Rifle Recoil

What are the single biggest obstacles to accurate rifle shooting? Recoil and muzzle blast! If rifles didn’t kick and make a deafening noise,
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