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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...

First Winter

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)...

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, Setup No. 5

Beretta AL391 Urika 2 Beretta never lets a good product stand on its own, choosing, rather, to always improve upon a winner. A fine example of this is its AL391 Urika 2, part of the company’s American Waterfowler collection. A gun evolved from Beretta’s original AL390, this most recent model has improved functionality of...

Franchi Affinity 12-gauge semi-auto shotgun

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, No. 4

Franchi Affinity This company doesn’t make a bad gun to my knowledge and experience. Everytime I’ve shot one I’ve found it responsive, nimble, and always reliable. I don’t think you’ll find the brand-new Affinity to be any different. Replacing the model I-12, the Affinity sports a very trim receiver profile and fore-arm lines. It...

Ithaca Waterfowler 12-gauge shotgun

Late-Season Goose Hunting Guns, No. 3

Sorry for the gap in posts, folks. Been really busy with manuscripts for some really exciting books coming out this spring and fall. Have recently edited a fantastic book on big-bore revolvers that everyone is going to love, even if all you’ve ever owned is a J-frame S&W snubby. Also taking time has been...

Classic Sporting/Hunting Rifles of Gun Digest

Hunting Rifles: New Book Celebrates Iconic Guns

From David Crockett with “Old Betsy” to the mountain men and their Hawkens to the buffalo hunters and their Sharps and Winchester ’73s – these are the hunting rifles that fire the imagination of both hunters and historians. Now, Gun Digest presents a unique compilation of articles celebrating these iconic guns, "Classic Sporting Rifles,"...