BOLT-ACTION RIFLES

Keeping Up With Cartridges

“That can’t be right,” thought I, but another count yielded the same sums. Just the first 18 years of this century have coughed up 50 new centerfire...
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Weatherby Celebrates...

Just one year after relocating from California to Wyoming, Weatherby is celebrating their new home with a special edition rifle that pays homage to the...
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Daniel Defense Delta 5...

When the Daniel Defense Delta 5 hit the market in 2018, it was the manufacturer’s first bolt-action rifle. Two years later, the rifle has been upgraded as...
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Number 4 Lee-Enfield Rifle

I’ve never regretted money spent on a military surplus gun. However, the 1945 Canadian No. 4 Mk 1 Lee-Enfield in this story was one of the best deals of...
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Ruger, A Rookie And Redemption

Hans Taska would spend most of the next hour pushing through swamp-grass, wading a creek and pausing, hunched over, when his guide, Dave Sturm stopped....
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The MAS 36

France’s role in the design and development of cutting-edge small arms often gets overlooked, often by those casting a jaundiced eye toward the...
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New American Defense...

A leader in mounting solutions for firearm accessories, American Defense Manufacturing has launched a precision rifle chassis for Remington 700 short...
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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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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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Wildcat Winchester

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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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

The Delta 5 is the first bolt action produced by uber black-rifle builder Daniel Defense and was formally introduced to a select group of gun writers
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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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