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Five Most Underrated Shotguns

Whenever a discussion arises over the “best” shotgun of a particular action type, the debate seems to center on a narrow group of brands. Often it’s as if the other brands do not exist, which is a shame, because there are plenty of quality shotguns flying just a touch below the radar.

December 11, 2014

Hardware: Mossberg 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander

Mossberg is the latest company to realize the appeal of the Robertson boys and has introduced a specialty line of firearms with Duck Commander-style accoutrements. Among them is the 835 Ulti-Mag Duck Commander edition with Mathews Recoil Reduction.

November 20, 2014

Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro

Many companies offer “waterfowl edition” shotguns, typically among their flagship lines. One recent introduction—and a fine one at that—is the semi-auto 12-gauge Remington Versa Max Waterfowl Pro.

November 10, 2014

Hardware: Franchi Aspire

This boxlock, round-action over/under is built on a true 28-gauge frame. How does it hold up afield? Find out with this complete review from Field Editor Jeff Johnston.

October 17, 2014

TriStar Viper G2 Synthetic

Despite the many naysayers, American Hunter contributor David Draper has long been a fan of shotguns from Turkey and has carried one waterfowling for the past decade—which made him the ideal man to put TriStar's new Viper G2 Synthetic to the test.

August 22, 2014

Hardware: Ruger Red Label

Still made at Ruger's factory in New Hampshire, the revamped Red Label costs less than the original version.

July 29, 2014

10 Things You Didn't Know About Beretta

When you're the oldest active firearms manufacturer in the world, you tend to have a rich, engrossing history. With that in mind, we've compiled a collection of facts that you might not know about Beretta. Check them out, and be sure to share your own little-known facts with us.

June 24, 2014

Stoeger Longfowler Side-by-Side

No safe queen, the Longfowler is nonetheless a solidly built double gun not afraid of getting muddy in the blind.

June 06, 2014

UTAS USA UTS-15

Can a 28-inch-long, 15-round shotgun be used for sporting purposes? Of course it can. But is it ideal in the field?

May 29, 2014

Three Reasons to Scope Your Turkey Gun and Three Reasons Not To

Turkey hunters once scoffed at using an optic on their specialized shotguns. Some still do, but many hunters today see a clear advantage.

March 18, 2014

TriStar New Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

TriStar Arms has announced the release of a new 12-gauge shotgun just in time for the 2014 spring turkey hunting season.

February 19, 2014

Benelli Ethos Review

The Benelli Ethos, the newest semi-auto from the Italian gun manufacturer, has the edgy looks and modifications to the inertia-driven, rotating-bolt mechanism, but the cutting edge doesn't start there.

January 31, 2014

Benelli Introduces the Ethos

A culmination of all of the company's innovations, the upcoming Ethos represents the next generation of Benelli shotguns.

December 18, 2013

2014 Golden Bullseye Award Winners

The editors of American Hunter have announced the recipients of the magazine's 2014 Golden Bullseye Awards.

December 18, 2013

Browning Citori 725 Feather

Browning sold its 1 millionth Citori in 2010. The 725 Feather reduces weight via its alloy receiver and thin-walled barrels.

December 17, 2013