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The Current State of the Affordable Bolt Action Rifle

Mossberg Patriot Bolt-Action Rifle .270 Winchester

The Search for the Shootable sub-7 pound Twelve Gauge Autoloader

Chamber Length and Pattern Efficiency

Winchester Rooster XR: The 70 Yard Pheasant Load

Mossberg Vs. Remington Vs. Beretta Vs. Benelli Vs. Fabarm Vs. Browning Autoloaders

Shotshell Selection Basics

September, 2015 Shotgun Updates

Federal's New 350 Grain Lead Bore-sized Muzzleloading Bullet

Fabarm L4S 12 Gauge Autoloader: In Detail

Yes, Shotshell Payloads Matter!

REVIEW: Weatherby Element Deluxe 20 Gauge Autoloading Shotgun


FABARM L4S: The end of the Ugly Autoloader?

The Best Field Shotgun

Browning Black Label 1911-380 Pistol Review

The 2015 Browning Cynergy Field: Browning's Greatest Bargain? Part One

An Ignition System Upgrade to the older Remington 700ML Muzzleloader

Bolt-Action Rifle Comparison: Savage, Weatherby, Browning in .270Winchester

Time Not to Be Stupid: The Peculiar Case of Cecil the Lion

Shotgun News & Updates: July, 2015

Who Makes the Most Accurate Bolt Action Rifle?

The Demise of the Single Shot Rifle

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