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Know-How: Sharpen a Knife

Other than a gun or bow, a knife is about the most important tool a hunter may carry. Of course it must be sharp to be useful. Here’s how to put a good edge on it.

Behind the Bullet: 27 Nosler

Nosler took the venerable .270 caliber to a new level with the introduction of the 27 Nosler. Conceived as a 21st century upgrade, the cartridge delivers previously unobtainable downrange ballistics by pairing the ultimate combination of case capacity with modern long-for-caliber bullets.

Blindsided: A Guide to Blind Building or Buying

Want to tag a lovestruck tom this spring? Betray his keen vision with a blind.

.45-70 4-Life

While it may lack the speed and shapely beauty of modern contenders, this nearly 150-year-old cartridge continues to prove itself in the field. Whoever said nothing lasts forever obviously never met the .45-70 Gov’t.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 and SX-4

Associate Editor David Herman takes a pair of Leupold BX-5 Santiam binoculars and an SX-4 Pro Guide spotting scope afield to scout the Sonoran mountains.

A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Debating Anti-Hunters

Any seasoned hunter could be accused occasionally of trying to out-shout an anti-hunter. But most of us also should follow our own advice: first count to 10. Then, and only then, calmly hit ’em with the facts.

Hardware: Maven B1.2 Binocular

The B1.2 is lightweight, well balanced, water- and fog-proof, and the optical clarity is outstanding. It is tripod adaptable and versatile, and comes with a lifetime warranty.

Behind the Bullet: .257 Roberts

The .257 Bob certainly has lost popularity of late, but those who still take him afield each fall quietly go about their business, accurately placing shots and taking game without destroying any more meat than is necessary.

A Beginner’s Guide to Turkey Hunting

Learning how to hunt turkeys is easier than you think. Here is what you need to know to jumpstart your journey.

Turkey Hunting with a Red Dot: Leupold’s DeltaPoint Pro

Turkey hunters looking for a reliable red dot for their turkey gun need look no further than the DeltaPoint Pro. It is compact, lightweight and features a wide field of view, motion sensor technology to conserve battery and multiple brightness settings.

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