Archive for guns and gear

Year-End Review: Most Notable Shotguns of 2012

Looking for a new shotgun? Here are eight offerings from 2012 that stand out from the crowd.

December 18, 2012

Franchi Instinct

The Instinct features an aluminum receiver is fortified via a titanium insert on the breech face and a checkered forearm and Prince of Wales stock.

December 14, 2012

Going the Distance

How to manage those ultra-long shots.

December 10, 2012

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

Remington Hypersonic Steel

Hypersonic's speed is due to its Xelerator wad. The primer charge pushes up the wad and payload, creating more room for powder to burn and expand.

November 28, 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

Mossberg 500 Flex

The FLEX's modular system supports various barrels for all applications.

November 19, 2012

Choosing Your Child's First Gun

Your child's first gun can influence whether he becomes a lifelong hunter or walks away altogether.

November 16, 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

Beretta 686 Silver Pigeon I Combo

The two-barrel combo comes in a case with choke tubes for each barrel. It's perfect for the range and upland fields.

October 24, 2012

Kruger Optics

Low prices and top features make Kruger a great value.

October 23, 2012

Barnett Ghost 400 Crossbow

The Ghost 400, with its speed and energy, is not the crossbow your father carried years ago.

October 18, 2012

Modern Shot Selection

The equipment wielded by bowhunters has evolved substantially in the last three decades. Has that changed the rules behind shot selection? Bill Winke investigates.

October 15, 2012

BAR LongTrac Oil Finish

The BAR, in all its iterations, remains a nimble, hunting-accurate rifle that allows for quick follow-up shots.

October 15, 2012