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Canyon Country Bulls and Bucks

A hunter’s first elk and a bogged-down stalk on a desert mule deer highlight hunts with new versions of Ruger’s M77 Hawkeye bolt actions.

Backcountry Mule Deer Hunting: Tools and Tactics

You have to work hard and hunt smart to find a mature public-land mule deer buck. Here are the tools you need and the tactics you should employ in your quest.

Review: Ruger Hawkeye Hunter

Based on the company's popular Hawkeye bolt-action rifle line, the new Hawkeye Hunter is built for the modern big-game hunter, featuring a stainless-steel action and factory-threaded barrel, which pairs well with its traditional American walnut stock.

Behind the Bullet: .240 Weatherby Magnum

The .240 Weatherby Magnum is the fastest 6mm on the commercial market, exceeding the muzzle velocity of the .243 Win. and 6mm Rem. by 300 fps. If you’re the hunter who likes obscure cartridges, the .240 Wby. Mag. is a great choice for deer, pronghorn and similar-sized game.

‘Straight-Shooting’ Advice

Iowa and other states are opening shotgun-only deer seasons to straight-walled cartridges like the .45-70 Gov’t., .444 Marlin and .450 Bushmaster. Here’s how to wring the most performance from their rainbow-like trajectories.

#SundayGunday: Ruger-57

Get a close-up look at the Ruger-57, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

#SundayGunday: Thompson/Center Venture II

Get a closer look at the Thompson/Center Venture II, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

#SundayGunday: Keystone Sporting Arms Crickett

Get a closer look at the Keystone Sporting Arms Crickett, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

Rifles for the Traveling Hunter

Many different rifles can be made to work in a pinch, but if you’re planning to do some serious traveling, keep these tips in mind while making your choice, and you’ll have a lifetime of successful hunts.

#SundayGunday: CVA Cascade Bolt-Action Rifle

Get a closer look at the CVA Cascade, the latest addition to our #SundayGunday series.

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