CZ 600 Alpha Lead

First Look: CZ 600 Alpha

The new CZ 600 Alpha bolt-action rifle offers sophisticated features in an affordable package.

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.

Hardware: Savage Impulse Hog Hunter

The new Savage Impulse is much more than just a good first attempt at an American-made straight-pull. It can take long-range precision shots with ease, yet is in its element stacking lead in rapid fashion.

Field Tested: Savage Impulse Straight-Pull Bolt-Action

American Hunter Editor David Herman puts the new Savage Impulse to the test on 12,000 acres of South Texas Hill Country. Read on to see how the swift-shooting straight-pull performs.

Savage Impulse: A Straight-Pull Rifle Designed for American Hunters

With the release of its new Impulse straight-pull rifle, Savage is providing American hunters a high-performance option that emphasizes high rate of fire.

Canyon Country Bulls and Bucks

A hunter’s first elk and a bogged-down stalk on a desert mule deer highlight hunts with new versions of Ruger’s M77 Hawkeye bolt actions.

How to Help a New Hunter Buy a Big-Game Rifle

That new hunter you've been tutoring may be in love with a lever-action rifle. Alternately, he may think he absolutely needs a .30-caliber magnum to "cover all the bases." But it's up to you to talk him into making a reasonable purchase when it comes to his first big-game rig.

Top 5 Hunting Rifles to Buy Used

Some of the best bolt-actions aren’t new, they’re used. Here are five models you should pursue.

Tested: Henry Long Ranger

The Henry Long Ranger is comfortable on the shoulder, the lever functions flawlessly and it’s more than accurate enough to be a 250-yard deer killer.

Savage Renegauge Shotgun: Heavy-Duty Wingshooter for 2020

Savage’s new Renegauge semi-automatic shotgun is freshly designed from the screws up by in-house engineers with a proprietary gas-piston operating system and stocks that can be adjusted to custom-fit virtually any shooter.

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