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Rifles

The Ultimate .308

We wanted to build a .308 that was equal parts tough and accurate. So we took one to hell and back, and we have the scars to prove it.

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Bargain Bolt Guns

Any of these five bolt-action rifles would make a good companion in deer camp, no matter your budget.

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Rifles Articles

25 Greatest Deer Rifles

Here are our picks for the greatest deer rifles ever made. Let the arguments...

Best Elk Rifles

Check out Gun Shots blogger John Haughey's round up of the 20 best elk hunting rifles....

Youth Gun Test

We gave a crew of young shooters seven youth-model guns and cut them loose on a test...

Dad's Gun

Each year, OL's Editor Andrew McKean hunts with one of his late father's favorite...

Best Coyote Guns

In this gallery we round up 8 of the best ARs, bolt rifles, shotguns and rimfires for...

Custom Stocks

Paul Stevens owns Cottage Craftworks, which creates unique stock designs at very...

  • April 15, 2014

    Shooting Tip: Blacken Your Iron Sights With Pitch Pine - 0

    Shooting well with iron sights can be a tricky business, but plenty of big bucks have fallen, numerous battlefields have been claimed, and scores of shooting competitions have been won using good old iron sights.

    Whether you are sighting in a rifle before heading for the woods, or preparing for a competition, this tip will improve your game. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 9, 2014

    Video: A 2,500-Yard Shot with .338 Lapua - 0

    This video was uploaded to YouTube last year by 1Grizzman and is starting to catch some attention. It's a pretty cool demonstration of how the right long-range gear mixed with the proper know-how can produce impressive results.

    According to the video, the shot was made from 2,530 yards, or about 1.43 miles. [ Read Full Post ]


  • April 4, 2014

    Bob Costas' Losing Bet on Guns - 5

    Bob Costas once again waded into the gun control debate, this time voicing a curious and ill-informed opinion on late-night television. According to Politico, Costas wants to make a wager on whether athletes owning guns causes more harm than good.

    In a discussion with “Late Night” host Seth Meyers, Costas said:
    “Let's make a bet, you and me. Let's say over the next five years we'll do a Google search. We'll have an independent party monitor it. You keep track of how many good and constructive things are associated with athletes having a gun, and I'll keep track of all the tragedies and criminality and folly. And let's see who comes out ahead or behind as the case may be.“ [ Read Full Post ]


  • March 27, 2014

    New Rifle Review: Nesika Sporter - 4

    Nesika is one of the quirkier companies in the gun world. It was founded in the early 1990s by Glenn Harrison in Poulsbo, Washington, nestled among the evergreens and mists of the Pacific Northwest. His actions quickly made a mark in precision rifle competitions for their accuracy and quality.

    The company was purchased by Dakota Arms in 2003 and moved to Sturgis, South Dakota, where it remains to this day. Nesika has always been a boutique operation, though the company is now poised for bigger things. The Freedom Group—which owns, among others, Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, and Marlin—purchased Dakota and Nesika in 2009, and is looking to give the company a higher profile. [ Read Full Post ]


  • March 27, 2014

    Video: How To Purchase a Silencer - 0

    First off, a confession. I’m not really prone to man crushes, but when it comes to the whacky crew of dudes at Silencerco, I have to admit that I just love those guys.

    For one, they are blessed with a great sense of humor, which isn’t a given in the gun industry in light of how seriously some folks like to take themselves.

    Beyond that, they also make great products that work as advertised and are loaded with interesting innovations. In the world of silencers, they are one of the true industry leaders. [ Read Full Post ]


  • March 26, 2014

    Video: Long-Range Pigeon Shoot in High Wind - 2

    If you haven't seen this guy's YouTube channel yet, you should definitely check it out. Ted's HoldOver features some of the most extreme pigeon shooting footage on the web.

    A few points: 1) Ted either eats the pigeons or feeds them to his cats; 2) Most of his shoots are done for extermination purposes at a farmer's request; 3) Almost all of his footage features clean kills. [ Read Full Post ]


  • March 24, 2014

    How to Shoot a Rifle Off-Hand - 2

    The standing shot was once the measure of true marksmanship. Phoebe Ann Moses, as Annie Oakley, shattered golf balls tossed into the air by aiming using a mirror. She pinged pennies from the air and sent 25 shots into one ragged hole in a playing card at the rate of one per second. Off-hand, Ad Topperwein hit 987 thrown 2 ¼-inch disks with 1,000 .22 bullets.

    Okay, so you’re a genetic furlong and a few hundred thousand rounds from such wizardry. But the standing shot is worth cultivating. First, however, you must accept that off-hand shooting is manifestly unsteady. Your center of gravity is high; you’ve got just two points of contact with Mother Earth. But these six pointers will get your rounds on target.

    Solid Base: Your feet are your foundation. Place them shoulder-width apart, at an angle that brings the rifle naturally on target. A line across my toes forms a 15- to 20-degree angle to the sight line. [ Read Full Post ]


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