What $410 does—and doesn't—buy you.
Use a chamber flag the traditional way in a hot rifle and you risk having it melt.
In a typical match, carbine targets are positioned at powder-burn distances out to 100 or so yards. In places with the room, the steel can be 300 yards—or more—away. You need a scope that zooms from 1X to 4X at a minimum for this variety of distances.
The biggest piece of news coming out of acquisition of Bushnell Group Holdings by ATK is that there isn’t much news here. Yes, big fish get eaten by even bigger fish and in the last year ATK has swallowed a couple sizeable morsels in the outdoor industry, first with the acquisition of Savage Arms and now with Bushnell and its family of brands.
Elk are big, rugged animals that deserve respect. Underestimate them at your peril. Any of these four rifles would make an ideal companion on your next elk hunt.
The most common figure thrown around when hunters discuss the energy required to ethically kill a whitetail is 1,000 ft.-lb. By this logic, at 1,000 ft.-lb. and above, you’re being ethical; your shot becomes questionable when the energy drops below this level. The problem here is that energy isn’t what kills an animal, making this line of reasoning nearly irrelevant.
The Ruger Guide Gun is a serious piece of business. The heart of the rifle is Ruger’s M77 action, which embodied Bill Ruger Sr.’s ideas of what a bolt-action ought to be—meaning a design that properly honored the genius of Paul Mauser and his creations from the late 19th century.
There are as many types of whitetail rifles and cartridges on the market as there are ways to hunt our most popular deer. Here are some guides to getting started.
When shooting while standing, your footwork will make a huge difference in how accurate you are and how quickly you can get back on target.
Any of these five bolt-action rifles would make a good companion in deer camp, no matter your budget.
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