Archive for hunting rifle

Hardware: Savage Axis II XP

Savage offers a wide selection of “package” rifles that come out of the box with a riflescope already mounted and bore-sighted. Essentially, all you have to do is finalize the zero with your load and go hunting. That’s appealing for sure, but so is the price. One of the latest package rifles from Savage is the Axis II XP, and it’s a good example of both the convenience and the value such a deal offers hunters.

December 24, 2014

Montana Rifles

The Montana Firearms Group, run by Keith and Jeff Sipe, leverages the Mauser-type Model 1999 actions and custom barrels produced in what began as a local gunsmithing shop in Kalispell, Mont.

September 16, 2013

The Pronghorn Rifle

Every once in a while I get quizzed as to what rifle to bring on a hunter’s first pronghorn hunt. Most of the time I ask in return what the hunter already has. Unless the reply is a .30-30, .35 Remington or .45-70—all of which, by the way, will take pronghorn cleanly but at shorter ranges—the hunter already has a decent pronghorn gun.

September 07, 2011

What Your Deer Rifle Says About You

The five most telling deer-busting, buck-thumping center-fires today and what they say about you

November 17, 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