Rifle

Stanley L. Wood's "Lion Hunter."

Enough Gun for an Angry Lion

 When it comes to fending off a surprised lion and his girlfriends feasting on zebra tartare, the situation requires both enough gun and fast reflexes. “As the trail took us through the tall grass and around a small hill, suddenly we surprised a large male lion and its two lionesses contentedly feeding upon a recently killed...

The Pedersen Device turned the bolt-action Springfield 1903 into a semi-auto firearm. This was top-secrect stuff back in 1917.

The Springfield 1903 Evolves, Sort Of

What the Springfield 1903 could have been, might have been, but never became. “It began in the late summer of 1917 when Mr. John D. Pedersen … walked into Ordance chief Crozier’s office and offered him the chance to see something truly amazing. … Producing a Springfield, Pedersen squeezed off a few shots in...

Highpower rifles, the 10-ring and Xs--Can you hit that at 1,000 yards?

Gun Quotes: Rifles Finer than Minute of Angle

Think your rifle shoots at distance? It doesn’t unless you know minute of angle like a Palma shooter knows minute of angle. “What you have to have is a rifle/ammo combination that you could consistently shoot into 1/2 minute of angle or less with iron sights at 1,000 yards if there were no wind. An...

The 2 3/4x Redfield on this M70 is Wayne’s idea of a fine all-around big game sight. Note low mount.

Wayne van Zwoll: Get the Right Scope for the Right Rifle

A lever-action carbine is as lithe under a scope as a sports car under a roof rack. On a double rifle, optics make no sense at all. While my aging eyes need glass for sharp aim, not all rifles need glass to be useful. Many animals are shot very close to the muzzle. In...

The Colt Piston AR LE6940P.

LE6940P: A Cleaner Burning Colt

The Colt LE6940P is a modular carbine featuring an articulating link piston (ALP) operating system. It offers shooters a highly accurate, lightweight and easy-to-clean AR-platform rifle with an extended lifespan.

Sidelock by Holland & Holland

Wayne van Zwoll: Thinking Inside The Boxlock

About the time George Armstrong Custer made ready to round up wayward Sioux on the flanks of the Little Bighorn, a couple of gunmakers working at Westley Richards of Birmingham, England fashioned a new rifle mechanism. Like the dropping-block rifle John Moses Browning would build just a few years later (marketed by Winchester as...

The Science of Recoil

Wayne van Zwoll: The Science of Recoil

Launching a bullet sends a surge of energy in the opposite direction. We feel it as recoil. Boost bullet speed or weight, and recoil increases. Adding weight to a rifle reduces felt recoil because the mass absorbs the thrust. But shooting position also affects what you feel. If your body is free to “give”...

Browning A-bolt Shotgun Stalker

Coyote Hunting Guns, Setup No. 9

There are places rifles just aren't welcome, but you can still coyote hunt, especially if you're bringing along this wonderfully functional and rugged bolt-action shotgun from Browning. Plus, we've got one humdinger of a decoy from Flambeau. Check it out!