Archive for hunting rifles

Extreme-Weather Gun Care

Late-season hunting usually means extreme weather, and that can be rough on your rifle. Weather attacks generally come in two forms: temperature and moisture. Address these issues and you have most potential problems under control.

December 18, 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: 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

CMMG Unveils Mk4 V Series

For varmints or other long-range shots, CMMG's new Mk4 V and Mk4 V2 rifles, both chambered in 5.56x45 mm, offer distinct advantages.

August 05, 2014

Adjustable Sights

Rifle not shooting where you want it with iron sights? Follow these steps for adjustment.

May 02, 2014

Fine Hunting Rifles on Display at Steyr’s Grand Opening

Steyr Arms' new facility is Alabama is an ideal showcase for the company's superb offering of fine hunting rifles and shotguns.

April 15, 2014

Kimber Model 84M Adirondack

Kimber had its new Adirondack rifle on the line at SHOT Show's Media Day at the Range.

January 13, 2014

Remington Model 783

Lest one think “cheaper” means cheap, think again. The Model 783 offers everything a hunter needs in a rifle: accuracy, dependability and a retail price that should inspire impulse buying.

December 23, 2013

Planning A Custom Rifle

If you're going to spend the money it takes to design a custom rifle, you'd better do it right—the first time. Keith Wood offers a few things to keep in mind when planning the long gun you've been dreaming about.

July 19, 2013

Nosler 48 Legacy

The Model 48 Legacy is everything the late John A. Nosler envisioned the ideal rifle to be.

March 07, 2013

Rossi Rio Grande

The lever-action rifle is inherently American, and Rossi tried to capture as much of the design's history as possible with its Rio Grande.

January 25, 2013

Ruger American Rifle

The Ruger American's molded polymer stock houses a pair of V-blocks to bed the action and free-float a hammer-forged barrel.

December 05, 2012

Bushnell Introduces Two Power Electronic Sight

The 2X MP Electronic Sight is durable, versatile and built to withstand any environment.

May 31, 2012

Kablooey!

I just saw an account of a rifle letting go at a range. Like most stuff I see on the Internet, I am skeptical of it until there is some corroboration. Anyway, the story goes something like this: Gomer goes to the range, and on the first shot his rifle comes apart, leaving him with a gash in his forehead. Subsequent analysis shows he had 66 grains of powder in his .30-06 case, rather than the 56 grains called for in the loading manual.

May 03, 2012