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NSSF Retailer Surveys Indicate 5.4 Million First-Time Gun Buyers in 2021

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the firearm industry trade association, revealed that at least 5.4 million people purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021.

New for 2022: Wicked Ridge Fury 410 De-Cock

Equipped with the revolutionary ACUdraw De-Cock for safe de-cocking, a D-1 Trigger and a reverse-draw crossbow design, the compact Fury 410 De-Cock shoots 410 fps, is compact and delivers performance hunters will appreciate at its $1,000 price-point.

First Look: TNT T-Rex Pro Treestand in Realtree Edge Camo

Weighing in at just 21 pounds, the True North Treestands (TNT) T-Rex self-climber in Realtree Edge camo is a stand-up/sit-down style all-aluminum stand that features True North's new patent-pending "T-Rex” toothed dual-cable design and the Rapid Claw attachment system.

First Look: Howa Superlite Rifle Series

Legacy Sports International has announced the launch of the Howa Superlite Series of rifles, each tipping the scales at a mere 4 pounds 7 ounces.

First Look: Bergara Premier Canyon Rifle

If you’re in the market for a rig with the classic fit and feel of a hunting rifle stock without the extra weight, the new Bergara Premier Canyon, built on a 100 percent carbon fiber AG Composites stock, is worth a close look.

New for 2022: Survival Filter Active All Terrain Filtration Bottle

Through a partnership with Nalgene, Survival Filter has produced the new Active All Terrain, a lightweight, portable squeeze filtration bottle built for performance and convenience.

Hardware: Axe AX405 Crossbow

Rarely do we discover a tool that feels completely natural in-hand without modifications, but upon testing the Axe AX405 crossbow, that’s exactly how it performed. Here’s the 411 on the 405.

18 Places Pressured Bucks Find Sanctuary

Understanding how pressured deer react is the first step in figuring out where they go once hunters begin trudging afield.

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.

Head to Head: .30-06 Springfield vs. .300 Winchester Magnum

Between the .30-06 and .300 Win. Mag., which is the better choice for the elusive “all-around” hunting cartridge? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

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