Hardware: Meopta Optika5 2-10x42 Rimfire
The Optika5 Rimfire is a well-made riflescope that is reasonably priced, given its optical quality, making it ideal for a rimfire squirrel or small-game rifle.
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.
Review: Federal Premium Terminal Ascent Ammo
Federal combined a host of features in its new Terminal Ascent bullet to deliver balanced performance both up close and at distance.
Old-School Outfit: The Benefits of Wool and Canvas Hunting Clothing
Do old-school outfits hold up to modern standards of warmth and waterproofing? Contributor Richard Mann takes a detailed look at traditional methods and materials that don’t just measure up to synthetics, they often outperform them.
Richard Mann Launches Empty-Cases Podcast
In 2008, Richard Mann launched the Empty-Cases blog, which quickly became a premier internet source for educational and entertaining content related to firearms and the outdoors. Now, he is taking things a step forward, with the Empty-Cases Podcast.
Review: Ruger Hawkeye Hunter
Based on the company's popular Hawkeye bolt-action rifle line, the new Hawkeye Hunter is built for the modern big-game hunter, featuring a stainless-steel action and factory-threaded barrel, which pairs well with its traditional American walnut stock.
Video: Hunters as Conservationists in Africa
The monies hunters spend and the controlled management of the game they take help many African species thrive.
Hardware: Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Hunter
For any hunting application where the distance is expected to be extreme, the Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Hunter is a solid contender. It will deliver all the precision you need, it’s portable enough to carry on long walks, it's handy enough for close-in snap shots and it's short enough to remain manageable in compact shooting blinds.
Video: Double Rifles in Africa
The use of double rifles for hunting in Africa is a long-standing tradition. They are fantastically accurate and reliable, and can add a level of romance to your safari that is unobtainable with any other rig.
Hardware: SIG Sauer Oscar3
For spot and stalk hunting where you may need to frequently look out to around 1,000 yards—particularly to make trophy judgments—the Oscar3 image-stabilizing mini spotting scope is an ideal device that won't add a lot of weight to your kit.