Hardware Leupold Mark 5HD Lead

Hardware: Leupold Mark 5HD 3.6-18X44

If you're in the market for a solid “do-all” scope that will work for hunting, long-range shooting or even tactical applications, the Leupold Mark 5HD is a great choice.

The Ones That Got Away: Bucks That Haunt My Dreams

Do you toss and turn late at night over memories of bucks that got away? Our man does, too. Here are a handful of sleep-robbing tales of bucks that never even gave him a shot.

Behind the Bullet: .450 Bushmaster

If you want a cartridge that will handle deer and bear at woods distances in any state while providing the capability of being a rock-solid defensive cartridge, the .450 Bushmaster should have a place near the top of the list.

Head to Head: 7mm PRC vs. 7mm Remington Magnum

One is a newbie and the other ranks among the most popular hunting cartridges sold to this day, but both have appreciable characteristics. Which cartridge is the better choice for the hunter? Here’s a detailed look at the pros and cons of each.

Member's Hunt: The Mag Seven

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Mark Newton of Jersey Shore, Pa.

First Look: Silencer Central Banish Backcountry Suppressor

The new ultra-lightweight .30-caliber Banish Backcountry suppressor was specifically designed for backcountry hunts, where every ounce you carry matters.

Review: Savage Impulse Mountain Hunter

Featuring a carbon-fiber-wrapped stainless-steel barrel and rugged polymer stock, the new straight-pull Impulse Mountain Hunter is lightweight, accurate and reliable.

Hardware: Woodman Arms Patriot Muzzleloader

The Woodman Arms Patriot muzzleloader is light, short and easy to carry. It shoots extremely well and, with the closed breech, can be waterproofed to ensure it goes off every time. It’s accurate enough to manage the open country, light enough to climb mountains and small enough to handle well in a deer blind.

How to Age Deer on the Hoof

Learning to age deer on the hoof is not an exact science and there are exceptions to every rule, but there are some undeniable physical characteristics that an old buck takes on as he matures. Here’s what to look for.

Behind the Bullet: 7mm PRC

Fitting the niche between the 6.5 PRC and .300 PRC, Hornady’s brand-new 7mm PRC cartridge delivers long, high-BC bullets in a long-action receiver, and temperature-stable, magnum speed propellants for consistent velocity and extended barrel life.

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