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.

‘Roughing It’ for Speed Goats

Despite the potential for roller-coaster October weather, a weeklong pronghorn camp in central Wyoming can easily turn into an annual adventure with a draw that rivals whitetail camps back East—especially if you’ve got the right equipment.

American Hunter: 48 Years of Pure-Hunting Bliss

In 1973, the NRA introduced a monthly magazine focused solely on hunting. At a time when existing publications tailored to a wide array of sporting endeavors, such a singular-focused publication was a gamble. But within a decade, American Hunter boasted a million subscribers.

Quick Tips for Last-Minute Whitetails

The rut may be over, but your season doesn’t have to be. If you’re still looking to fill a tag before the bell tolls, these tips can help.

#SundayGunday: Our Top 5 Guns of 2020

This Sunday, as everyone recovers from the holiday festivities, we here at American Hunter thought it would be the perfect opportunity for a look back at five of our top #SundayGunday guns of 2020

How to Build a Big-Water Boat Blind

Take advantage of the season’s offerings, and you can build a homemade boat blind that provides amazing concealment that will last for years of gunning at a fraction of the cost of factory-built blinds.

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.

Take a Waterfowl Vacation: 5 Days in Ciudad Obregon

The end of duck season is a sordid affair. Yes, there’s work to be done, with mud and muck encasing nearly everything you own, and the contempt you hold for your alarm clock is palpable. … But why quit now? The best hunting of the year is waiting south of the border.

The Kingdom of Beasts and Bad Luck

Is the author’s lucky vest strong enough armor to protect him from further misfortune?

Hardware: Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD

By combining the best coatings, best lenses, top-quality non-optical components and precise manufacturing tolerances found in its flagship riflescopes, Leupold’s BX-5 Santiam HD binocular line achieves the performance of high-end European glass at nearly half the cost.

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