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My Remington 700

  By Pete Rogers My affection towards my Remington 700 is well earned. It is not the gun I researched and decided to buy. It came about in a roundabout manner. I was perfectly happy with my other Remington, but one day, a little over twenty five years ago I …

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Classic Guns You Should Purchase Today

  By David Link Some firearms never go out of style. Whether they are well-kept originals, restored classics, or new production models of longstanding designs, collectors and firearm enthusiasts should always keep the following firearms on their wishlist. Let’s examine some classic firearms that are great to own, stand the …

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Essential Checklist For Firearm Maintenance

  By David Link Any substantial investment deserves protection, and this is certainly the case for those valued firearms that you store in your gun safe. Even if you’re a first time firearm owner, a good collection of maintenance tools and cleaning materials is something you should always have around …

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The Monolith of Mediocre: Benchrest Considered Harmful

  By John Buol There is never a practical need for a field or hunting rifle to touch a benchrest. Never. True, you often see benchrests used on ranges (in America, at least) and discussed in gun literature, but this is a result of institutional inertia and not based on …

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The Basics Of Wild Hog Hunting

  By Zachary Pritchard Wild hog hunting is becoming more and more popular around the country. This is due to the high reproductive rate of wild hogs and the annoyances that they can cause. The gestation period for hogs is only three weeks and three days which allows them to …

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Understanding Bullet Weight For Big Game

  By Pete Rogers When it comes to bullet weights for most hunters, it is really an afterthought of sorts. It’s true that for most of our adventures, bullet weight matters very little as long as you’re using the right caliber. On the other hand, if we want to get …

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Ruger M77 Hawkeye: Why We Bought One, And Why I Would Buy Another

  By Tony Martins The Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 7mm-08 Remington was the perfect answer to the question: What rifle should I buy for my non-hunting wife for her first big game hunting experience – a plains game trip to South Africa? I did my homework. Women appreciate beauty and …

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How to Become a Distinguished Expert Shooter for $2.50

  By John Buol The National Rifle Association is the largest and oldest defender of Second Amendment freedoms since the Founding Fathers put that indelible mark to paper. In 1871, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside, Brigadier General George Wood Wingate, and Lieutenant Colonel William Conant Church led their delegation of …

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Evaluating AR Handguards

  By Trampas Swanson Perhaps the most loved yet most controversial rifles ever invented, Eugene Stoner’s AR-15, has managed to survive over 50 years of commercial sales. Although originally designed to be a lightweight and simple modular rifle chambered in 5.56 mm x 45 mm NATO, the AR-15 platform has …