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How to Survive a Moose Hunt Above the Arctic Circle

A hardy group of adventurers learn what it’s like to hunt for subsistence in Sweden’s Lapland.

Tested: CCI Clean-22 Ammo

CCI’s new Clean-22 rimfire loads feature a polymer jacket which is billed as reducing fouling in the barrel and suppressor. We put them to the test and confirmed that claim, and then some.

Tested: Nosler Model 48 NCH

Nosler is redefining handgun performance with its new Model 48 Nosler Custom Handgun, featuring match-grade components, a phenomenal stock design and a superior trigger. Hunters looking for an exceptionally accurate handgun that will stand the test of time need look no further.

Tested: Federal Upland Steel Loads

Prohibited from using lead shot for upland or small-game hunting? Sacrifice nothing with Federal’s new Upland Steel loads.

Field Tested: LaCrosse Lodestar

LaCrosse builds footwear for challenging hunts, and the Lodestar represents its premier offering for uninsulated, backcountry-focused boots.

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.

Field Tested: Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD and RX-2800 TBR/W

Faced with back-to-back hunts this past fall—the first in pursuit of pronghorn on the rolling prairie outside Casper, Wyo., the second combing the rugged Idaho mountains for mule deer—I knew I would need a balance between wide field of view, detailed clarity and precise ranging capabilities. Luckily for me, a pair of Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm binoculars and an RX-2800 TBR/W rangefinder were on hand, ready to be put to the test.

Field Tested: Wilderness Tactical Products Safepacker

The eerie howl of wolves cut the mist, no more than a few hundred yards away at the bottom of the ridge. Glancing down at my right hip-belt, I saw the reassuring Olive-drab of my Wilderness Safepacker effortlessly concealing my trusty little 1911, and couldn’t suppress a comfortable smile.

Field Tested: ALPS OutdoorZ Dash Panel Blind

Toward the beginning of the 2021 turkey season, ALPS OutdoorZ unveiled its Dash Panel Blind. Designed as a hybrid between a traditionally-portable panel blind, and a full-concealment pop-up, the three-sided Dash Panel Blind is based around a hub system, which allows for quick and easy setup on a large scale. Here at American Hunter, we were given the opportunity to test one of these useful pieces of kit all season long.

Range Tested: Browning Maxus II Hunter

Contributor Barb Melloni had the opportunity to check out the new, limited-availability Maxus II Hunter from Browning. Read on for her thoughts on this beautifully crafted autoloader.

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