6.8 Western Candid Look Lead

6.8 Western: A Candid Look at the New Cartridge

Is the new 6.8 Western as good as it sounds? Here’s a closer look at its accuracy, velocity, aerodynamics and maximum lethal range compared to four popular, proven cartridges.

The Tornado Buck

Sometimes it’s amazing what Mother Nature delivers, even after she delivers one of the worst natural disasters in a generation.

Montana: Aerial Hunting of Wolves Runs Afoul of Federal Law

Despite a recent interpretation of Montana state law that aerial hunting of wolves is not prohibited, doing so runs afoul of federal law.

Henry Repeating Arms Celebrates 25 Years

Henry Repeating Arms has begun its 25-year celebration as one of the country’s largest long-gun manufacturers and lever-action manufacturers.

Hardware: Marlin Model 1895 SBL

A large part of what makes the new Ruger-made 1895 SBL an ideal calling card is that it appeals to both hunters and personal protectors. Chambered in .45-70 Gov't, regardless of the game, or the threat, this slick-handling powerhouse is a closer.

Hunting Rifle Cartridge Renaissance

These five cartridges are seeing renewed interest from deer hunters thanks to new hunting laws and improved ballistic performance. 

Omicron Found in Whitetail Deer

Several months back, we ran a story about COVID-19's detection in the whitetail herd, meaning this may sound like old news. Scientists, however, seem especially concerned with this new development, wherein the Omicron strain was discovered in several deer on Staten Island, New York.

New for 2022: Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL

The first Marlin to be produced at Ruger’s factory, the new 1895 SBL, with its classic style and rugged reliability, lives up to the hype.

Range Tested: Browning Maxus II Hunter

Contributor Barb Melloni had the opportunity to check out the new, limited-availability Maxus II Hunter from Browning. Read on for her thoughts on this beautifully crafted autoloader.

NRA Hunters’ Leadership Forum Leads Fight for a Vital American Freedom

As part of the organization’s 150-year stewardship of shooting and hunting, the NRA in 2016 created the Hunters’ Leadership Forum to push against the demonization of hunting.

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