We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?
The .375 H&H is the world's most versatile hunting cartridge. Used from Africa to Alaska for deer, elk, moose, Cape buffalo, and everything in between. The do it all hunting caliber.
The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout.
Can .45 ACP+P match the powerful 10mm Auto for hunting as well as defense against humans and bears? The answer will surprise you.
The .280 competes with the .270 Winchester, yet hunters pass it by for the .270 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, or the .280’s big brother, the 7mm Remington Magnum. Here's what happened when it took on the three most popular cartridges in the world.
Thanks to modern ammunition, the 9mm is now the premier self-defense pistol caliber. Gun writer LJ Bonham shares decades of firearms experience to show you why the "Nine" is now tops.
The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. Why has the .270 received such coverage and hyperbole? Here's what you need to know, now.
Hornady's new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge takes on the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in this winner take all virtual shootout.
AR platform rifles are now the most popular rifle in America. They are fantastic for hunting, whether it's deer, antelope, elk, moose, or African plains game. Here's why you should hunt with an AR.
The .308 Winchester is the best-selling hunting cartridge in America. Developed for the M-14, the U.S. military's standard sniper round hits way above its weight class and is loved by hunters.
There are many magnum hunting cartridges, but those which use .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, big horn sheep, and plains game hunting.
Today’s AR’s are available in more good hunting calibers than ever before; whether you're after Alaskan moose, Montana elk, Missouri white tails, Wyoming pronghorn, or Texas wild hogs.
The current gun market is saturated with options. Which gun or guns are the absolute minimum a hunter should have?
Here's what you must know about the Remington Ultra Magnums. We analyze the 7mm RUM, .300 RUM, .338 RUM, and .375 RUM to find out which is best for you.
I love firearms, and I've always wanted to build my own rifle. Building most rifles requires specialized training, expensive and hard-to-use tools, and years of experience. The AR15 changes all that.
Every state has their own gun laws and regulations. For the state of Georgia, the laws are pretty straight forward and easy to abide by.
Dry firing is an important way to develop muscle memory, and dummy rounds or snap caps help a lot in achieving this.
It's now fashionable to divide concealed carry into two realms: casual, or everyday, carry, and, for lack of a better word, “formal carry." This is a potentially lethal trap. Here's how to avoid it.
This virtual shootout tells you which .30 caliber cartridge is best for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, or African game hunting. The results are surprising.
Inexpensive military rifles are great for deer, elk, moose, bear, and anything else hunting. They are rugged, affordable, and available. More people should use them to put meat on the table.
Tested: 9.3x62 Mauser, .375 Holland & Holland, .416 Remington Magnum, .404 Jeffery, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, .505 Gibbs. In this virtual test, we tell you which is best.
The AK platform of weapons was designed with simplicity and reliability of operation in mind. These were designed for a peasant army, uneducated conscripts, even used and maintained by children.
Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.
The Ruger Standard, flagship of the mighty Ruger line of firearms. The Ruger standard was the first gun Ruger ever made. It came about when Bill Ruger Sr. founder of Ruger, was tinkering in his garage with a WWII souvenir Japanese “Nambu”...
There are a gazillion high-capacity auto pistols out there, so who needs a wheel gun? The real question is not whether to have a revolver, but which is the best one for concealed carry?
Tested: 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler.
Today’s rifle market offers the prepared person near infinite choices. There is one type, however, which they should give serious consideration. Military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.
Since the 1960’s, Winchester's Power Point bullet has been a reliable deer load. Designed for .30-06 velocities, will this old style bullet stand up to magnum velocities against elk and moose?
Point, or instinctive, handgun shooting techniques may be old, but they will save your life in the right circumstances. Learn what you need to know to survive a shootout.
Twelve gauge shotguns make excellent weapons for deer hunting. In some environments the large shotgun can make for a superior hunting weapon to the high calibre rifle. Shotguns can use either buckshot or slugs for bringing down large herbivorous game. It's important to get a shotgun with a rifled barrel, however, and especially should you be a slug shot hunter.
The gun debate I speak of is not whether or not we, as Americans, should be able to have them; the debate is which one should you buy, use, or carry.
The Sears and Roebuck single-shot twenty-gauge shotgun is a fine old-fashioned gun for the hunter who only needs one shot.
The mighty .44 Magnum lost its title as "The Most Powerful Handgun in the World" over a decade ago, or did it? Here's why Dirty Harry's favorite cartridge is still the one by which all others are judged.
The possibility of us having to deal with, and survive, a zombie apocalypse is a fantasy, only existing in our own imaginations, movies, books, and video games. However, is it truly that far fetched?
How does the Glock stack up against John Browning's legendary M1911? The debate has raged since Gaston Glock's upstart polymer-framed pistol appeared in the early '80s to challenge the king.
These three great handgun cartridges have defended life and limb, plus put venison on the table, for a century and a half. The .45 Colt, .44 Special, and .38 Super are effective, accurate rounds with a long, distinguished history. Here's why you must give them a try.
I bought my first firearm at twelve years of age with my chore money. My Harrington and Richardson single shot twenty is STILL my favorite gun.
The .357 Magnum is the real “do it all” handgun cartridge. From self-defense to hunting it gets the job done. Here are 10 reasons why.
Tested, eleven great pronghorn cartridges: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .240 Weatherby, .257 Weatherby, .264 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum.
The .41 Remington Magnum is the best revolver cartridge. Period. It does what the others do, but better in many ways. Here's how.
Colorado is famous for elk, mule deer, and black bear hunting, and provides a challenging environment. What are the best rifles and cartridges for hunting the Centennial State?
The Mossberg 500 series shotgun is a low cost and generally reliable shotgun. However, my 535 Turkey Gun had problems right out of the box. Here's how I got it running like it should.
Every hunter needs a rimfire rifle (or twenty). Which is best, though; the .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, or .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire? This must read article gives you the answer.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield. Which is the best deer slayer?
Africa's Big Five, Alaska's Kodiak bears, or an angry Montana moose all demand a dangerous game cartridge. Which is best? Here are five great choices hunters have staked their lives on for decades.
When two officers meet on the battle-field, who's sidearm will prevail? The American soldier and his Colt manuafactured M1911 A1, or the Russian officer and his Tokarev TT-33?
Many gun owners have jumped on the open-carry bandwagon. There are five questions a citizen who open carries should address before exercising their Second Amendment rights in public.
Prvi Partizan has a reputation for good quality ammunition at a reasonable price. Is PPU's 300 grain .375 H&H Magnum load good enough for deer, elk, moose, bear, and African plains game hunting?
Tested: .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal. Which is best?
Cartridge fight: .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .30-06 Springfield, .338-06 A-Square, .35 Whelen. Each is a prince in its own right, but which is king?
This is an in-depth discussion and review of the top ten .45 pistols available, based upon performance, features, and pricing.
Tested: .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby. Can these varmint rounds take down big game? We find out.
It is possible to find excellent 22 rimfire scopes for under $100. Check out the top 4 picks for 2018.
It is always important to keep any firearm in the best condition possible. This covers the basics of Daisy's Red Ryder BB gun and the easy maintenance of the Red Ryder BB gun.
Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.
Magnum. The word is synonymous with power, long range, and a certain cachѐ which implies those who shoot them are uncompromising rifle enthusiasts. Are magnum hunting cartridges really necessary?
My research about the parts that I could make or substitute to reduce the cost of a homemade big-bore flintlock rifle.
Research by the FBI and other law enforcement professionals, along with gunfight analysis, proves all self-defense handgun cartridges do the same basic things and have the same limitations. When you cut through the hype and myth, the facts say there is no such thing as "The Best Handgun Cartridge."
Has the pistol replaced the revolver? Should we scrap every S&W Model 19, Model 29, or Colt Python? Here's the case for the revolver. As long as we have guns, we will have wheel guns.
Learn how to navigate the mildly confusing world of EOTech sights. These EOTech comparison charts will help you find the right model for your rifle.
Think you need a magnum for hunting? Think again. For antelope, deer, elk, bear, plains game, and moose cartridges like 243, 270, 308, 30-06, etc. work great. Who needs recoil and muzzle blast?
Many hunters know about the common handgun and rifle calibers. While it's not very well known, and not readily available, the .357 Remington Maximum is an impressive cartridge for hunters everywhere.
Prvi Partizan makes affordable, quality ammunition. We put their 180 gr, .300 Win. Mag. through its paces. Is it good and inexpensive, or just cheap?
There are many (perhaps too many) hunting cartridges on the market. What makes any particular one versatile? A versatile cartridge has three main qualities: power, reach, and flexibility.
There are five fundamentals of pistol shooting that should be performed with Every shot. Most people apply only two.
Hunting is a wonderful sport. The best way to ensure novice hunters embrace it and continue for years is to get the right rifle in the right caliber the first time.
Premium bullets just do a better job than low budget bullets. Whether hunting Ohio deer, Montana elk, Alaskan bears, or African Cape Buffalo, premium bullets make every shot count.
The bolt action design has been around for a very long time; but bolt action shotguns are pretty rare. These Western Field bolt action shotguns are very collectible, and all around great shotguns.
Montana is legendary. The state offers deer, antelope, elk, moose, bear, bison, and wolf, if a hunter can find them somewhere in a vast, varied landscape. So what's the best rifle and caliber?
More and more Americans realize they must depend on themselves for their family’s safety. There are three basic gun types every home owner should have to protect their family from home invasion.
So you want to own a firearm (gun) in Guam? You have to embark on a long adventure through local bureaucracy and fees first!
The .300 Winchester Magnum, or .300 Win Mag, is used around the world for moose, elk, bear, and African plains game. Preferred by long range hunters and military snipers over the .308 and .30-06.
Are pocket pistols viable self-defense weapons or just feel good gimmicks? We compare .38 Special, .38 Special +P, .32 H&R Magnum, .380 ACP, .32 ACP, .25 ACP, and .22 Rimfire to see which mouse gun can save your life.
The Taurus Judge is a revolver pistol designed entirely for self defence within the confines of a motor vehicle, and specifically against car jackers. The Taurus Judge can fire a .410 shotgun shell with small shot, buckshot, or slugs, and also a Colt .45 caliber bullet.
The 10mm Auto cartridge is the best pistol round ever developed. Bold words for a bold round, find out how it came about and why it's so good.
Here are three all-American heavy hitters designed for any hunting challenge: .35 Whelen, .338 Win Mag, and .458 Win Mag. When you need to project American power anywhere in the world.
Pronghorn are the most challenging game animal in North America. Here's what you must know now for you best pronghorn hunt ever.
Does the average deer, elk, or moose hunter need expensive premium ammunition loaded with the latest and greatest bullet? Magazine ads say yes; hunters across the world prove them wrong every fall.
Tested: 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55 Swedish, .260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5-300 Weatherby. So which one is best? The results may surprise you!
The possibility a hunter may need a backup firearm is real. Whether to dispatch a wounded animal, hunt small game, or for self-defense against man and beast, a hunter needs a backup.
The CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow is a new generation 9mm pistol, a variant of the CZ 75 semi-automatic pistol made by Ceska Sbrojovka Uhersky Brod (CZUB) of the Czech Republic.
This article details the process, tools, and steps to break down, clean, oil, and reassemble a Glock "Safe Action" pistol.
Go from knowing nothing to buying and owning the self-defense or home-defense handgun, a revolver or pistol, that will keep you safe.
High quality used guns languish on store racks just because they are chambered in less common calibers. Don't over look these gems. They offer a world beyond the "me too" cartridges.
Tested: 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, and 28 Nosler. Will the magnums out power the non-magnums? Will the upstarts dethrone the old guard?
Most rifle cartridges on the market today are unnecessary. Less than a century ago, most current rounds didn’t exist. Why are there so many now, and do we really need them all?
Firing a flintlock rifle is something that every hunter or shooting sport enthusiast should experience.
Is the .30-06 the world’s most versatile hunting cartridge? There are more powerful cartridges and flatter shooting cartridges, so why has this old veteran not just survived, but thrived?
Borne of of a need to control extensive damage caused by burrowing rodents, this rifle mod project turned out better than I expected and has application in the small game hunting arena as well as in ranching.