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Gun repair just got easier, with "Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly 3rd Edition"

Giveaway: Win the New “Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly”

Gun repair, maintenance and shotgun cleaning just got easier, with our newest book release, "Gun Digest Book of Shotguns Assembly/Disassembly 3rd Edition." This week, we’re giving away a copy of this must-have gun book to one lucky winner.

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Giveaway: Win a Copy of “Gun Digest 2013”

Gun enthusiasts can hardly be considered a homogeneous group. The variety of interests spans gun collecting, target shooting, hunting, concealed carry, personal protection, gunsmithing and reloading. The focus for any individual might be rifles, shotguns, handguns, or all of the above. This week, in celebration of this diverse group, we're giving away a copy...

The author’s custom-made .280 Ackley Improved was built on the CZ-550 action, fitted with a Montana Rifleman barrel and decked out with a nice, heavy piece of English walnut. The barrel band swivel was intended to give it a European “safari-style” flair.

.280 Ackley: The Ever-Capable Deer Cartridge

P.O. Ackley gave the world — both wildcatters and average shooters alike — a 7mm to love: the .280 Ackley Improved. And all these years later it’s still one of the most versatile big game hunting cartridges ever conceived.

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Foul the Bore Before Hunting?!?

It’s always good to clean your gun and keep it in top-notch shape. Why, then, would you intentionally foul the bore by sending a shot down the barrel prior to heading out on a hunt?

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Big Game Rifles: What Happens Between Shot and Down

Big game that drops instantly to a shot is cause for concern. Bullets don’t hurl animals to earth; an immediate collapse usually mean you’ve struck the spine. A severed spinal cord anchors the beast. If your bullet has also sent fragments through the chest or so shattered the forward spine as to deliver fatal...

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Filmmakers Document Alleged Deer Poaching, Illegal Firearm Use

 by Daniel E. Schmidt, Deer & Deer Hunting editor * Used in full here on GunDigest.com with permission UPDATE: Actor charged with poaching. Click here. Do you think your state game agency would look the other way if you decided not to buy a deer license  (much less take the required hunter’s education course)...