Federal Force X2 Shorty Lead

New for 2022: Federal Force X2 Shorty Shotshell

Federal has combined the power of two of its newest technologies to create a shotshell option that changes the nature of self-defense. The new Force X2 Shorty shells measure just 1¾ inches but hold a payload of six 00 segmenting buckshot engineered to split into two equal pieces on impact.

Small Shot, Big Performance: No. 8½ Shot Explained

The downrange performance of No. 8½ lead shot belies its diminutive size. If you’re an upland hunter and aren’t using it, you’re missing out.

Field Report: Browning Arms and Ammo

Two days into a goose hunt outside of Hecla, South Dakota, we were sweating both figuratively and literally. Unseasonably warm and still conditions had combined with a bright moon to keep most birds grounded, and uninterested in feeding in sileage fields.

Apex Ammunition Upland Bird TSS Now Available

These handloaded, ultra-high-density Tungsten Super Shot (TSS) loads deliver exceptional performance in a non-toxic round.

Should You Buy a Muzzleloader?

Every year, thousands of hunters purchase their first muzzleloading guns, many of whom have never shot one before. Assuming you might be one of these thousands, or know someone who is, here are few invaluable tips for finding your first.

First Look: Mossberg 590S Pump-Action Shotguns

Mossberg has announced the introduction of its new 590S series of pump-action shotguns, capable of cycling 1¾-, 2¾- and 3-inch shotshells interchangeably, in any combination, without the use of an adaptor.

Hevi-Shot Introduces New Hevi-Hammer Dove Loads

Hevi-Shot's new Hevi-Hammer Dove loads feature 15 percent high-density bismuth and 85 percent precision steel pellets, delivering nearly 50 percent more downrange energy than loads consisting of all steel at 40 yards.

Fire Amid Ice

A new muzzleloading fire-control system from Traditions Firearms and Federal Premium creates its own sort of afterglow amid deer season on an icy Oklahoma landscape.

SAAMI Introduces Ammunition Equivalency Online Resources

SAAMI's new online resources help to clarify the interchangeability of certain ammunition in a specified firearm chamber, and identify the names of equivalent and historical cartridges.

Field Tested: Chief Upland Over/Under Hunting Vest

The whistle rang in my ears as the Vizsla wheeled on cue. No pheasant there. The lack of a bird didn’t dim her spirits, however, as the dog’s excited bounce belied. Onward she ran, down row after row of stiff sorghum stalks in pursuit of her prey.

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