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Best Shooting Rests for Hunters

Whether trying to hold your turkey shotgun steady for those interminable moments as a tom warily closes the distance into shooting range, or for trying to overcome the excitement of having the bull elk of your dreams in the crosshairs, a solid rest just makes sense. Find the system that works for you and you’ll fast become a better shot.

How to Plan Your First African Safari

Africa is a bucket-list destination for many American hunters. The good news is, it can be surprisingly affordable when compared to other big-game hunts in the States. Here are a few things you should know before booking your first safari.

How to Build Killer Confidence Behind Your Rifle

Before fall big-game seasons begin, it’s important to build confidence in your rifle, ammo and optics—and how you perform with them in hand. To do so, it pays to put in practical range time, shooting not only from field positions but also building skill at quick, accurate follow-up shots.

Rites of Passage on the Sands of Africa

A safari with his 11-year-old son offers a father a chance to reflect on a bond that makes any hunt special.

Head to Head: .280 Remington vs. .280 Ackley Improved

Between the .280 Remington and the .280 Ackley Improved, which better suits a hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Dream Hunt: How to Make an African Safari Come True

An African safari is surprisingly affordable if approached correctly. Here’s how to make your own dream hunt in Africa come true.

Behind the Bullet: .280 Ackley Improved

If you want something a bit unique with a definite cool factor, give the .280 Ackley Improved a long look. While it doesn’t have the popularity of the .30-06 Sprg. or .270 Win., it blends the best attributes of the two, with better velocities than the .30-06 can offer, and heavier bullet choices than are available in the .270.

Head to Head: .303 British vs. 8x57 Mauser

Both cartridges offer similar performance levels, but which is the smarter choice for the modern hunter? Contributor Philip Massaro examines the pros and cons of each.

Head to Head: .30-06 Springfield vs. All Other .30s

What is it about the .30-06 that makes it fare so well against all other designs? If the history of all .30-caliber cartridges were erased, would the '06 still hold a position at the top? Contributor Philip Massaro investigates.

Members' Best 2019

Your photos provide not simply a review of your accomplishments and endeavors over the past year, but a revealing snapshot of a nation full of dedicated American hunters.

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