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Choosing the Best Optics Setup for Western Big-Game Hunting

An ideal optics setup for Western big-game hunting includes a binocular, spotting scope, rangefinder and riflescope. Here’s how to choose the best of each for your needs.  

2022 Ammo of the Year: Winchester 6.8 Western

Any way you cut it, this cartridge is a long-range winner. It maintains its energy at distance, and it’s plenty accurate, too.

6.8 Western: A Candid Look at the New Cartridge

Is the new 6.8 Western as good as it sounds? Here’s a closer look at its accuracy, velocity, aerodynamics and maximum lethal range compared to four popular, proven cartridges.

8 Great New Hunting Rifles for 2022

Here’s a closer look at some of the most exciting hunting rifles introduced this year.

How to Navigate the Hunting Tag Application Process

Application deadlines, research into the best game units, bonus points: Any hunter who has never navigated Western states’ big-game draws has a lot to learn. Here’s how to approach “tag season” for your best chance at success.

First Look: Winchester 6.8 Western Copper Impact Ammo

Winchester’s new 6.8 Western 162-grain solid copper load sports the company's Copper Impact bullet, boasting a muzzle velocity of 2875 fps. It shoots accurately, hits hard and penetrates deeply.

Christmas Gift Guide for Hunters Going West

For that special hunter in your life—especially if he or she dreams of hunting out west—here are a dozen items that will fit perfectly under this year’s Christmas tree.

Rifles, Optics and Tactics for Pronghorn Hunting

Contributor Aram von Benedikt details the guns, gear and tactics necessary for dropping pronghorn on the open prairie.

Top 5 All-Around North American Big-Game Cartridges

With respect to overall performance and ammunition availability, here are the five best all-around cartridges for North American big-game species.

Into the Arctic

Pursuing the Western Arctic caribou herd across the North Slope of Alaska means long days and endless nights.

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