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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.

Cheap vs. Expensive Hunting Rifles: Which is Right for You?

Ever wonder what the difference really is between cheap and expensive hunting rifles (other than the price tag)? Contributor Aram von Benedikt takes us through a few noted differences, along with when to grab which.

Top 10 Rifles and Shotguns Under $700

Thinking about buying a new rifle or shotgun? There’s never been a better time than now, as this year’s crop of sub-$700 guns has some real standouts.

Why Every Hunter Should Own a Rifle in a Common Caliber

Having a rifle chambered in one of the most popular calibers—even if not the coolest rifle in your collection—just makes sense. Here's why.

Head to Head: .25-06 Remington vs. 6.5 Creedmoor

With a sleek bullet, both cartridges maintain over 1,000 ft.-lbs. of energy out the 500-yard mark, and both offer a trajectory any hunter can quickly adapt to. What makes or breaks the deal in choosing one over the other? Contributor Philip Massaro takes closer a look at the pros and cons of each.

Top 10 Hunting Rifles Under $1,000

You don’t need to spend a fortune to own a reliable, durable, sub-MOA hunting rifle. Here’s our list of the best sub-$1,000 hunting rifles on the market today.

Behind the Bullet: 6.5 PRC

If you’re in the market for a cartridge that will do double duty in both the hunting fields and on the target range, with a bit more horsepower than the Creedmoor provides, the 6.5 PRC is worth a hard look.

Anarchy Outdoors Offers Upgrades for T/C Compass and Venture

Anarchy Outdoors has introduced two upgrades for the Thompson Center Compass and Venture rifles—a threaded bolt handle and a Picatinny scope base with a bubble level.

RCBS Now Shipping 6mm ARC SB T/C Die Set

RCBS has announced it will begin shipping the 6mm ARC Small Base Taper Crimp Die Set, a new addition to the AR Series Dies line for progressive reloaders.

Hardware: Thompson/Center Venture II

Thompson/Center’s flagship hunting rifle has been upgraded to feature a much-improved trigger and a corrosion-resistant Weather Shield coating. With an MSRP of $525, it's a well-put-together gun that manages to be affordable without being cheap.

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