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.

Hunting Rifle Cartridge Renaissance

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

Ruger Unveils New Lever-Action Marlin 1895 SBL Rifle

Ruger’s take on this classic makes for the most rugged Marlin rifle ever made.

Lever-Action Upgrades

As the lever-action revolution continues to gain traction among hunters and shooters, it’s time we look at functional upgrades that’ll turn your old workhorse into a modern-day stallion.

Hardware: Henry Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate

The Big Boy Color Case Hardened Side Gate is a smooth-cycling lever gun, and the action is a masterpiece. When properly maintained and oiled, this beauty will offer reliable performance for years to come.

The Effects of Bullet Shape at Hunting Ranges

There’s no denying that modern bullets are nothing short of amazing, but does that mean the older, classic designs are obsolete? Let’s take a closer look at the real-world differences between various bullet designs when used at hunting ranges.

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.

Hardware: Federal Premium HammerDown

Federal’s new HammerDown ammo line has been ideally adapted to feed, cycle and function in lever-action rifles while also delivering the best level of terminal performance for hunting that can be extracted from each cartridge.

Handloading Mashup: Federal Cases and Hornady Bullets for a .30-30 Win.

Do Federal cases, Hornady bullets and Hodgdon powder make the ultimate .30-30 Win. lever-action load? Read on to find out.

An Ode to the Winchester Model 1886

The Model 1886 remains at the top of the heap of excellent lever-action rifles. Whether new or vintage, having one in your safe is never a bad idea, and it’s a great choice for nearly any big game at ranges suitable for the big rimmed cartridges.

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