Archive for federal premium

Losing to Leopard

Not every trip ends with a trophy. That said, in order to lose against a leopard, Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller had to hunt one. Read his story here.

February 25, 2015

Vista Outdoor Emerges as Biggest Outdoor Products Company

NRA Publications engaged Mark DeYoung in a one-on-one conversation about what shooters and hunters can expect from the new Vista Outdoor Inc.

February 11, 2015

2015 SHOT Show Roundup

Looking to catch up on all of our SHOT Show 2015 coverage? Here's a roundup of some of the things the American Hunter staff saw earlier this month.

February 02, 2015

Give 'em Federal Premium's 3rd Degree

Earlier this year, Federal Premium—inventor of the turkey load—announced its latest gobbler-specific shotshell, titled 3rd Degree.

January 24, 2015

First Look: Savage Hog Hunter in .338 Federal

Savage Arms, long time producer of accurate, affordable rifles, is adding the .338 Federal to its six of its rifles this year: the 11 Long Range Hunter, 11 Hog Hunter, 16 FCSS, 16 Bear Hunter, 11 Trophy Hunter XP and 16 Trophy Hunter XP. Here are five things you need to know about the new Hog Hunter.

January 19, 2015

Building a Leopard Blind

Pop-up blinds are for more than just turkey and deer hunting. However, as this video shows, the pre-made blind is only the beginning of a good setup.

January 09, 2015

10 Things You Didn't Know About Federal Premium

When you've got nearly a century under your belt, some interesting factoids tend to slip between the cracks and get forgotten. After a little detective work—and assistance from the folks in Anoka—we were able to assemble 10 facts that you might not know about Federal Premium Ammunition.

January 05, 2015

The Origins of a Korean Huntress

A Korean-American woman steps outside her comfort zone—and her cultural heritage—to experience an American tradition.

December 23, 2014

Federal Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded 10mm Auto

When it comes to handgun hunting, there is only one factory-loaded semi-auto cartridge that Keith Wood considers a serious contender for use on deer-sized big game: 10mm Auto. Federal Premium set out to develop a 10mm projectile that would penetrate deeply, expand reliably and retain a significant portion of its weight to maintain terminal momentum. How did it stack up afield? Read on to find out.

December 18, 2014

Lone Star Whitetail with Mossy Oak

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by taking a trip to Texas to tag a whitetail? Armed with a Savage Arms Model 14 and Federal Premium's Fusion ammunition, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper joined Mossy Oak on a journey to Sonora, Texas, with hopes of knocking down a buck before 2014 could wind down. Get an inside look at his trip with this gallery.

December 18, 2014

How I Spent My Christmas Vacation: Chasing Redheads In the Sunny South

By late December in Bryce Towsley’s home state of Vermont, the ducks are gone. Unlike him, they are smart enough to understand there is another brutal winter coming and they flee south. So what’s a poor, frozen boy to do? Take the hint: Make like a bird and migrate south.

December 02, 2014

An Ethos in Delaware

To honor the debut of its new Ethos, Benelli put the shotgun on tour. The plan? Have one model visit all 50 states before SHOT Show. Oh, and there would be no cleaning of the firearm, either. A native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of the tour. Armed with the Ethos and a box of Federal Premium, he journeyed home with plans to knock a few birds out of the sky.

December 02, 2014

America's Ethos Visits Delaware

Being a native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of Benelli's America's Ethos Tour. How did he fare? Find out.

December 01, 2014

Whitetail Slugfest

Here are four hot new offerings from key slug manufacturers that should help you seal the deal downrange this whitetail season.

October 28, 2014

Out Of the Hole

Battling bad luck, a broken truck and the flu, the author relies on sheer grit when chasing elk up and down a foreboding Utah landscape.

October 01, 2014