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American Hunter's 2021 Golden Bullseye Award Winners

The editors of American Hunter have announced the recipients of our 2021 Golden Bullseye Awards.

2021 Rifle of the Year: Springfield Armory Model 2020 Waypoint

Meet our 2021 Rifle of the Year, the Model 2020 Waypoint, the first rifle from Springfield Armory marketed exclusively to hunters.

2021 Shotgun of the Year: Savage Renegauge

The Savage Renegauge is our 2021 Shotgun of the Year.

2021 Hunting Handgun of the Year: Kimber KHX Custom (OI) 10mm Auto

Kimber is one of the big dogs in 1911 handguns, and when the company mated its 5-inch 1911 with a Trijicon RMR red-dot sight, the resulting KHX Custom (OI) turned out to be an excellent hunting handgun when chambered in 10mm Auto.

2021 Ammo of the Year: 27 Nosler

Nosler has taken the venerable .270 caliber to a new level with the introduction of the 27 Nosler. Conceived as a 21st century upgrade, the new cartridge delivers previously unobtainable downrange ballistics by pairing the ultimate combination of case capacity with modern long-for-caliber bullets.

2021 Optic of the Year: Trijicon Huron Riflescope

The Huron line provides a value-priced optic to hunters who desire the premium glass, durability and performance Trijicon is known for. With both turret and reticle shooting systems in place for downrange accuracy, you’ll know with confidence where your bullet is headed before pulling the trigger.

2021 Muzzleloading Product of the Year: Traditions NitroFire and Federal Premium FireStick

The new NitroFire and FireStick system keeps ignition consistent by protecting the powder, even during storage; the loading process is easy, and the primer can be left in the FireStick or removed without compromising the charge; and the system doesn’t restrict the choice of bullets and 209 muzzleloader primers, meaning hunters can stick with proven favorites.

2021 Gear of the Year: Tetra Hearing

Tetra Hearing was founded by two audiologists who knew that in the field, hunters need to hear sounds unique to their quarry, and to a lesser extent human conversation, but not much else—especially not gunfire. Their tinkering produced technology to improve a hunter’s hearing and protect it at the same time.

2022 Rifle of the Year: Savage Impulse

Meet our 2022 Rifle of the Year, the Savage Impulse. 

2022 Shotgun of the Year: Benelli SBE3 20-Gauge

The Benelli Super Black Eagle 3 20-Gauge is our 2022 Shotgun of the Year. 

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