Archive for hardware

Hardware: Franchi Aspire

This boxlock, round-action over/under is built on a true 28-gauge frame. How does it hold up afield? Find out with this complete review from Field Editor Jeff Johnston.

October 17, 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

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC

Two years ago Bushnell’s then-new Fusion laser rangefinder/binocular made Ron Spomer feel blue. The new Fusion 1 Mile ARC laser rangefinder/binocular, though, is a different story. Get Ron's full thoughts in this review.

September 20, 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

Hardware: .26 Nosler

The .26 Nosler could well be the 6.5mm that finally makes the caliber widely popular in the United States. Why? Find out in this review, taken straight from the pages of American Hunter magazine.

September 15, 2014

Hardware: Must-Have Truck Gear

Ready to trick out your new truck—or breathe new life into your old one? Here's the gear you'll need.

September 13, 2014

Hardware: Trijicon VCOG

Thanks to reviewers and bloggers, and lots of social media chatter, Field Editor Brian McCombie was sure the Trijicon VCOG would be one heavy beast of a scope, bulky, a regular boat anchor. He found those reports to be entirely untrue. Check out his complete review right here.

August 12, 2014

Hardware: Ruger Red Label

Still made at Ruger's factory in New Hampshire, the revamped Red Label costs less than the original version.

July 29, 2014

XS Ghost Ring Hunter Sights

XS’ peep sight is simple and made of steel, so it’s extremely tough; you don't have to worry about knocking it out of zero during a pickup ride.

January 07, 2011

Thompson/Center Triumph

This muzzleloader is a clever amalgamation of design features from T/C’s two popular in-lines, the Omega and the Encore 209/Pro Hunter.

August 28, 2009

Gear for the Great Outdoors

It's the best time of year to explore the great outdoors with gear that'll keep you safe, well-fed and on track!

June 09, 2009

Browning X-Bolt Hunter

After a week of hunting in the hills of West Texas, the author grew fond of the stylish and accurate new X-Bolt rifle.

June 04, 2009