Archive for rifles

Use Enough .375

Back when life was mellow, I read a book by Robert Ruark called “Use Enough Gun,” which pretty much describes it. Ruark also wrote “The Old Man and the Boy,” which should be required reading for every young person. It conveys a lot of wisdom about people, guns, hunting and dogs. Once, when the old man was warming a park bench and was asked why he wasn’t doing anything, he replied, “I’m storing up for the future.” That’s a nice all-purpose answer that fits many situations.

January 04, 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

Long-Range Muzzleloading

The accuracy and effective reach of modern blackpowder rifles has benefited greatly from recent developments in the industry.

November 20, 2012

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.

November 16, 2012

Mossberg’s 4x4 Platform

With the 4x4 platform, there's little doubt that Mossberg is on the upswing of rifle manufacturing—and they're offering them at reasonable prices, too.

October 26, 2012

Thompson/Center Dimension

The Dimension sports a switch-barrel versatility that's backed by Thompson/Center's sterling reputation for accuracy.

September 19, 2012

Timney Introduces Winchester Model 70 Trigger

Replacement trigger for Model 70 rifles with M.O.A. trigger systems is available in two styles.

September 05, 2012

Are Shotguns Safer Than Rifles?

This commonly held belief is why some states ban rifles for hunting; But the facts might surprise them.

August 23, 2012

Winchester Celebrates 75th Anniversary of Model 70

Known as "The Rifleman's Rifle," the Model 70 has turned 75.

August 09, 2012

Rekindling an Old Flame

I must have been about 12 years old when I first became aware of her. My dad—who had absolutely no interest in guns or the outdoors—would occasionally relent to my incessant pleas to go shooting and take me to Red Larsen’s Indoor Range behind the hospital in Torrance, Calif., where for a couple of bucks I could borrow a .22 and shoot a hundred rounds or so. Most of the loaner guns were worn out .22 rifles, but on one visit none of the rifles were available, so Red let me shoot a revolver. I vividly recall seeing Smith & Wesson stamped along the long barrel. Even at that innocent time I knew Smith & Wesson meant quality.

July 31, 2012

Forbes Rifle

The new Forbes Rifle delivers a performance that's on par with far pricier custom rifles and comes with 27 years of proven reliability and customer satisfaction.

July 19, 2012

CVA ACCURA Mountain Rifle

The CVA ACCURA Mountain Rifle is a pound lighter than the APEX, and comes with WeatherGuard to handle everything a hunt can dish out.

June 20, 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

CVA's Accura MR Muzzleloader Now Available

CVA has introduced a new Accura Mountain Rifle into its line of premium muzzleloaders.

March 20, 2012

Les Baer Custom Super Varmint

The Les Baer Custom Super Varmint makes an excellent rifle not only for varmint hunters but for benchrest shooters and police SWAT units as well.

January 11, 2011