Guns > Rifles

A Shooting Lesson from a Navy SEAL

Want to make more effective shots at deer? Take a lesson from a Navy SEAL. Then take his advice to the range and practice, practice, practice before you hit the woods.

December 16, 2014

Sheriff's Tips: Shooting Courses Really Work

Sheriff Jim Wilson didn't think a professional instructor could teach him anything about hunting rifles that I he didn't already know. Then he went to Gunsite Academy.

December 11, 2014

Hardware: Browning AB3 Composite Stalker

The hip and happening trend with bolt-action hunting rifles right now is to go cheap, but still go big on performance. It seems like every manufacturer has a low-end price-point rifle, and they all seem to shoot pretty well. Browning’s hat in this ring is the new AB3 Composite Stalker.

December 08, 2014

Hardware: Henry Model H010

Few hunting rifles can knock the dust off nostalgia with the same force they hammer a deer. Henry “gets it” and recently added a .45-70 to its stable of American-made lever guns.

December 01, 2014

Hardware: Weatherby Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC

While building a lightweight, accurate production rifle sounds like a no-brainer, it’s often easier said than done. That’s why Digital Managing Editor Justin McDaniel was intrigued when Weatherby announced its new Mark V Ultra Lightweight RC.

November 03, 2014

Ruger No. 1-S 9.3x62mm

This year, Ruger paired their classically styled No. 1-S Medium Sporter with a truly classic cartridge: the 9.3x62mm. How did it stack up when taken afield? Find out in this complete review from Keith Wood.

October 15, 2014

Hardware: Gamo Whisper Fusion Pro

Gamo’s Whisper Fusion Pro air rifle possesses a rather futuristic appearance—especially if your idea of an air rifle is a Red Ryder BB gun. But times change, and the recreational airguns of the 1960s and ’70s have evolved into serious shooting machines, some even suitable for small-game hunting. The Whisper Fusion Pro exemplifies that development.

October 09, 2014

Hardware: Mossberg MVP Predator

Give an American a handy, accurate, magazine-fed bolt gun in a caliber like .308 Win. and he can do many things, including win battles, defend castles, take deer and wild pigs, and have a blast dinging targets nearly as far as he can see. Keep it under $700, too? Mossberg is onto something.

October 03, 2014

Hardware: Mauser Model 12

German factory rifles normally come with precisely made actions, match-grade barrels, well-bedded stocks and excellent triggers. That’s because Germans expect hunting rifles to work extremely well directly from the factory. The new Mauser Model 12 made a favorable impression right from the start.

September 29, 2014

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.

August 28, 2014

Savage Lady Hunter

A number of companies have trimmed the stock of a hunting rifle and called it a "women's" gun—but Savage Arms set out to design a rifle that was truly designed for female hunters and shooters. The company listened to what women had to say, and used that feedback to help create the Model 11/111 Lady Hunter.

June 23, 2014

JP Enterprises LRP-07H

Chambered in .338 Federal, the JP Enterprises LRP-07H semi-automatic centerfire rifle provides accuracy and power for the hunters out there who love the AR platform.

May 19, 2014

Ruger Announces Predator Version of Ruger American Rifle

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. has announced an all-new Predator version of its popular, 100 percent American-made Ruger American Rifle.

May 16, 2014

The 26-Yard Hunting Zero

Much has been written on the ideal distance to zero a hunting rifle. There is no best sight-in range for everyone, because the range at which hunters expect to shoot their quarry differs considerably. There is one technique, however, that should allow you to hold your crosshairs on the vitals of deer-sized game and keep the bullet inside the vital zone out to 280 yards—and Jeff Johnston's ready to share it with you.

February 04, 2014

Review: Ruger American Rimfire

The Ruger American is a perfect example of the American tradition of firearm manufacturing and it's a hit with hunters, which is undoubtedly why Ruger recently introduced the American Rimfire.

January 30, 2014