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Weaver Binoculars

Weaver Binoculars on a western Coyote Hunt

Behind the Bullet: 6.8 Western

Winchester and Browning have collaborated to produce the 6.8 Western—a new take on the concept of the .270 WSM, using heavier bullets and a faster twist rate than previous iterations of the Winchester cartridges have used. Essentially, the 6.8 Western picks up where the .270 WSM leaves off, and delivers a whole lot more.

Guns and Gear for a Western Whitetail Hunt

Preparing for a Western whitetail hunt? Here's the gear you'll need.

Hardware: 6.8 Western

The all-new 6.8 Western brings the .277-inch bore diameter to life in a cartridge with a muzzle velocity that won’t burn up a throat prematurely, and offers the heavier, higher BC bullets that have been so popular among long-range shooters and hunters.

Western Rivers Releases Stalker 360

The game call specialists at Western Rivers have announced that they're now shipping the company's new Stalker 360 model.

New Cartridge for 2021: 6.8 Western

Engineers at Browning and Winchester teamed up to create a cartridge that offers magnum performance with a modern high-BC projectile, yet is chambered in a short-action rifle for shorter bolt throw and less weight. The 6.8 Western was designed to be the ultimate long-range cartridge that is capable in any big-game hunting scenario as well as long-range target shooting.

How Do You Build the Ultimate Western Big-Game Rifle?

Just what goes into building the ultimate Western big-game rig? Here are a few components to consider.

Western and Southeastern States Defy Hunting’s ‘National Decline’

While hunting participation at the nationwide level is down, license sales in Western and Southeastern states are booming.

First Look: Winchester 6.8 Western Copper Impact Ammo

Winchester’s new 6.8 Western 162-grain solid copper load sports the company's Copper Impact bullet, boasting a muzzle velocity of 2875 fps. It shoots accurately, hits hard and penetrates deeply.

Ask an Elk Outfitter

There are few experiences more challenging—and rewarding—than an elk hunt. In North America, at the least. That's why, in all likelihood, the western outfits were so slammed at the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pa. Our Editor in Chief, J. Scott Olmsted, stopped to discuss a few pointed big game topics with guides from throughout the west.

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