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Savage’s Lightweight M11

Savage’s Lightweight M11

By Ron Spomer

This 5.5-pound rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor handles beautifully and was exceptionally accurate in our tests. Over the last 15 years, Savage has been dead serious about making great rifles — so serious that I’ve wished they’d lighten up. They have. New on dealer’s shelves this year is Savage’s second true lightweight rifle,... READ MORE

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

5 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

By Clair Rees

Every shooter needs good hearing protection. Here’s what’s available. If your hair is turning white or mostly gone, you may remember two of the most famous handgunners of the 20th century. Elmer Keith, an Idaho cowboy turned gunwriter, was almost single-handedly responsible for getting the .44 magnum introduced. His most memorable book ... READ MORE

Sight-in Your Rifle With Six Shots

Sight-in Your Rifle With Six Shots

By J. Wayne Fears

A penny pincher’s guide to zeroing a scoped hunting gun. Riflescopes are sensitive optical instruments. Just sitting in a gun safe during the off-season can result in the crosshairs moving due to temperature or other environmental changes. The vibration of a commercial airliner can likewise jar a reticle off, even though the rifle is in a pad... READ MORE

King of the Quarter Bores

King of the Quarter Bores

By Ron Spomer

The .257 Weatherby is a good alternative to the hard-thumping .30-cal. magnums. Photo: Long, sleek bullets are pushed to top velocities by the .257 Weatherby Magnum, making it effective for everything from varmints to moose. It’s often said but seldom appreciated that quarter bores are America’s finest deer cartridges. And the finest of... READ MORE

One Man’s Meat Rifle

One Man’s Meat Rifle

By Sam Fadala

Many of us hunt for tasty venison, not antlers. Here are five opinions on the best guns for makin’ meat. Hunters revere whitetails sporting magnificent headdresses. But trophy deer are not average, and average is what’s available in numbers. I spent a decade hunting the elusive Coues’ deer in Arizona and Mexico in pursuit of bon... READ MORE

Play It Safe with Your Muzzleloader

Play It Safe with Your Muzzleloader

By Sam Fadala

Hunting with blackpowder firearms isn’t inherently dangerous, but a little safety savvy is required. Accidents always happen to “the other guy.” Or do they? Sometimes that other guy is one of us. Take the man who was killed by a grizzly not far from my camp. Odds of a bear attacking him were less than being struck by lightning. Ho... READ MORE

Quick Accuracy Fixes

Quick Accuracy Fixes

By John Haviland

Sometimes new rifles don’t shoot as well as we’d like, or worse, a previously dependable rifle goes off its feed. Operator error is often the culprit with a rifle that throws bullets across a target like a slingshot flinging rocks. When the gun itself is the problem, though, a simple tweak or two often are often all that’s needed ... READ MORE

Make Your Deer Rifle Work Overtime

Make Your Deer Rifle Work Overtime

By Ron Spomer

Turn your big-game rifle into a jack of all trades with light and heavy loads. Photo: How versatile can a cartridge be? The .260 Rem pushing a tough, deep-penetrating bullet can be deadly on moose and eland. You invest $1,000 in a fancy new deer rifle, $1,000 in a scope and perhaps shoot your rig 10 times a year — three to sight-in, six to pr... READ MORE

The Reliable R1

The Reliable R1

By Larry Teague

Most hunters know Benelli for its semiauto shotguns, but there’s a dependable big game gun in the lineup. Not all Texas deer hunting involves taking animals attracted to feeder corn or shooting monster bucks behind high fences. There are no feeders and few blinds on the 25,000-acre Stasney’s Cook Ranch near Albany, in the north-central... READ MORE

Maximum Point Blank Range

Maximum Point Blank Range

By Ron Spomer

This simple sight-in system does away with the need to compensate for a bullet’s arc at all but extreme ranges. Advanced reticle systems in today’s scopes are a great method for pinpointing targets at a variety of long ranges. But multiple crosshairs, hash marks, mil dots and numbers can get confusing, particularly when you’re hy... READ MORE

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