10 Rifles for Today's Deer Hunter

When it comes to selecting a rifle, there's almost no end to the options available. Which models are the best on the market today? Check out Keith Wood's Top 10.

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Hardware: Traditions Vortek StrikerFire

Vortek's “StrikerFire” is exactly what it sounds like: The gun is striker-fired. A hammer is replaced with a sliding cocker/de-cocker. How did it hold up when put to the test by American Hunter Editor in Chief J. Scott Olmsted? Find out in this review.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 629

While the new Performance Center Model 629 is decked out with modern updates and upgrades developed over the decades—including a stainless steel frame, cylinder and barrel implied by the “6” prefix—it is Model 29 to the core.

4 Off-the-Rack Deer Rifle Combos for 2014

It's never a bad time to buy a new firearm. With that in mind, we came up with a list of four rifles, all available in an optics-included package, which will have you hunting whitetail this fall nearly right out of the box.

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.

Hardware: Ruger Red Label

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

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.

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By Doug Howlett
November 16, 2012

Your child's first gun can influence whether he becomes a lifelong hunter or walks away altogether.

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Chris wrote:
July 18, 2014

Mine was a T/C Contender pistol with a 10'.22LR barrel. Still have it. Still shoot it. And still love it!

chuck wrote:
July 18, 2014

22 Mossberg, target rifle

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