45 70 4 Life Lead

.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.

Black Bear Magic

Leave the tourists behind in Maine to find an adventure Downeast.

Hunting Rifle Cartridge Renaissance

These five cartridges are seeing renewed interest from deer hunters thanks to new hunting laws and improved ballistic performance. 

New for 2022: Savage 110 Magpul Hunter

A hybrid hunting/target rifle, the newest Savage 110 translates deadly range accuracy into notched tags and a full freezer.

New for 2022: Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL

The first Marlin to be produced at Ruger’s factory, the new 1895 SBL, with its classic style and rugged reliability, lives up to the hype.

An Ode to the 7.62x39mm (M43) Soviet

By today’s standards, the external ballistics of the 7.62x39mm Soviet are insipid. And yet, the cartridge remains an excellent choice for hunting common big-game species at practical ranges.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

An Ode to the .308 Winchester

While there is a lot of overlap in the .30-caliber cartridge lineup, and many great choices available, you’d be hard-pressed to find a cartridge with a better blend of powder efficiency, low recoil, quick cycling and striking power than the .308 Winchester.

2021 Canada Deer Season Forecast

Here’s a look at the state of whitetail populations in the northernmost regions of North America. According to our research, this year could be the best deer season Canada has seen in decades.

Member's Hunt: The Bear Tag

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Rick Orchard of Ellsinore, Missouri.

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