Planning A Custom Rifle

If you're going to spend the money it takes to design a custom rifle, you'd better do it right—the first time. Keith Wood offers a few things to keep in mind when planning the long gun you've been dreaming about.

Bergara Custom Rifles

Bergara hired retired U.S. Marine Precision Section Master Sgt. Dan Hanus to build its custom rifles. The author tested one afield and on the range. Here are the results.

Federal Custom Shop Ammunition: Handloads from the Experts

With modern factory ammo performing at levels unheard of 50 years ago, fewer shooters are taking up the art of handloading. However, there’s still a market for hunters demanding the precision and specifications from their ammo that only handloading can deliver. Federal’s new Custom Shop can provide the magic they’re looking for.

Cabela’s Custom Classics at the King Ranch

What’s the point of having fine rifles if you can’t use them? We journeyed to Kingsville, Texas to meet up with Cabela's Corporate Communications Manager, Joe Arterburn, at King Ranch in search of javelina and of course, the other white meat—wild pigs.

Nosler is in the Rifle Business

Whether you're in the market for the Nosler Custom Limited Edition Rifle or the more affordable Model 48, Nosler has something for you in 2010.

Hardware: Bergara Custom Mountain Hunter

Although you may not recognize the name, chances are you have seen and even shot the handiwork produced by Bergara. Following its success in the barrel market, Bergara recently moved into building complete rifles, including the Custom Mountain Hunter.

Hardware: Kimber KHX Custom (OI) 10mm Auto

Kimber is one of the big dogs in 1911 handguns, and when the company mated its 5-inch 1911 with a Trijicon RMR red-dot sight, the resulting KHX Custom (OI) turned out to be an excellent hunting handgun when chambered in 10mm Auto.

Les Baer Custom Super Varmint

The Les Baer Custom Super Varmint makes an excellent rifle not only for varmint hunters but for benchrest shooters and police SWAT units as well.

Custom Dreams: Not My Daddy’s 10/22

Associate Editor Jon Draper waited years to build his own Ruger 10/22.

Custom Dreams: Remington Resurrected

How Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller turned a neglected Model 700 into a half-MOA groundhog gun—in about six hours.

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