Archive for rifles

Hunting Guns for Home Defense?

Right now, there’s a guy on a stool in a gun shop arguing over what the “best home defense gun” is. Whether he’s right or wrong isn’t relevant—the best gun for home defense is the gun you have when you need it. For many families, that gun is the same one that puts food on the table and trophies on the wall.

February 27, 2015

Hardware: Merkel RX Helix Explorer

European switch-barrel guns are engineering works of art, and are extremely well-designed and precisely executed. They are wonderful additions to any gun safe. One good example is the Merkel RX Helix.

February 04, 2015

New Ultra Light Arms Signature Series

Melvin Forbes' Signature Series rifles celebrate 30 years of top-flight rifle quality.

January 22, 2015

Hardware: New Mossberg Patriot

For 95 years Mossberg has supplied hardworking Americans with hardworking and affordable firearms, but only recently has the company become a serious player in the centerfire rifle market. This year at SHOT Show Mossberg will introduce what might be considered the pinnacle of its sporting rifle efforts, the Patriot.

January 20, 2015

Special-Order Savage

The Savage Arms Special Order Department may be the best-kept secret in the firearms industry—especially if you want a rifle chambered for a non-cataloged cartridge like the 9.3x62mm.

January 16, 2015

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

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

Colt Hosting AR901-16S Holiday Giveaway

Colt's Manufacturing Company is hosting a special holiday giveaway featuring its AR901-16S.

December 15, 2014

Hardware: LHR Redemption

Until the economy tanked, there were several muzzleloaders on the market, but nowadays there are only a handful hunters can count on to outfit themselves for it. LHR Sporting Arms now offers one.

December 10, 2014

Savage Arms, Federal Ammunition Announce $25 Rebate

Savage Arms and Federal Premium Ammunition have launched a new mail-in rebate program that could net dedicated customers $25 back.

November 05, 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

Wilson Combat Announces .308 Caliber AR-Style Rifles

Wilson Combat has announced the availability of its new, large format BILLet-AR rifles in .308 Win.

October 23, 2014

Rifle Hunting the Bugle in Northwest Colorado

With the bulls bugling and the aspens at their golden height, where else would you rather be than the "Elk Hunting Capital of the World" with an elk tag in your pocket? Digital Managing Editor Justin McDaniel found himself in that enviable position in late September as he headed to the mountains northeast of Craig, Colo., for his first elk hunt.

October 21, 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: 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.

September 19, 2014