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The Case for Iron Sights
For those who are wedded to scopes and consider iron sights relics of the past along with horse buggies and buffalo herds, bear with me. Iron sights still have many uses in the field. They are quick to aim, and with the correct type of sights, they’re close behind a scope in aiming precision. In addition, iron sights are rugged, weatherproof and can mean a lighter rifle. Iron Sight Types Hunters are most familiar with the two-piece open sights that come on many centerfire rifles and most .22 rimfires. The rear sight may have an angled base or a sliding step for vertical adjustment and requires drifting the sight in its dovetail for horizontal adjustment. Most of these rear sights have a leaf cut with a V  or U-shaped notch and wings that blot out most of a target and the area around it. Aperture or peep sights are a step up in precision adjustment and are easy on the eyes. An aperture is mounted on a rifle so it sits close to the eye, which increases the sight radiu... More

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Recent Features

Hunting Handgun Hall of Fame
Leaving the tent before dawn, I headed toward a heavily used deer trail I’d found the previous day. My feet crunched through 15 inches of snow that had fallen during the night. Instead of the .308 carbine I usually carried, I wore a Ruger Super Blackhawk ho...
 

Fur Taker's Delight
To some, a rifle is a rifle is a rifle. If it hits generally where it’s looking and delivers ample power to put the target in the freezer, it’s good enough. For the majority of big game hunters, that’s pretty much true, but to a fast-growing segment of the...
 

Cleaning a Rifle Bolt
Too many hunters neglect the primary moving part of their bolt-action rifle: the bolt. That’s a mistake, because a malfunctioning bolt is one of the chief causes of rifle failure, especially in freezing weather. If you want your rifle to go boom instead of ...
 

Hunting Accuracy: How Much Do You Need?
Ever been at a shooting range prior to the season opener and overhear someone say, as they’re looking at a retrieved target, “That’s good enough for hunting” or “More than minute of deer”? Those and similar comments suggesting pinpoint accuracy isn’t really...
 

Ranch Rifle Redux
The ideal coyote rifle? How about an accurate, easy-carrying carbine that shoulders quickly? Song dogs don’t always give you a standing shot, so a rifle that delivers fast follow-up shots would be great. When Ruger’s Mini-14 came along, I thought I had my a...
 
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Larry Teague / GunHunter Editor

Larry Teague

Larry Teague has been an outdoors writer and magazine editor for 35 years. He landed his first writing job, penning hunting and fishing reports for the Houston Post newspaper, in 1977. From 1980-1985, he was editor of Gulf Tide magazine, published by the Gulf Coast Conservation Association. For 12 years, Teague was editor of Southern Outdoors magazine, published by B.A.S.S. Inc. He also edited Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World magazine and numerous firearms books before becoming the founding editor of Buckmasters GunHunter Magazine in 2003.

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