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Ruger Mini 30

Youth Deer Guns, Setup No. 7

Ruger's Mini 30 is not only a great physical fit for youth deer hunters, it's also a gun they can explore other shooting sports with.

Hornady LEVERevolution

Youth Deer Guns, Setup No. 3

Marlin 336W I started shooting late in life, my mid-20s, and went through some growing pains acquiring guns that were right for me. I missed a couple “rights of passage” guns along the way, including a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun and a Remington 870 pump. One gun I did not miss out on,...

Youth Deer Gun, Setup No. 2

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Compact For every Ford owner there’s a Chevy owner, as there is Winchester to Remington. If you’re a fan of the Model 70 action and want your kids to follow in your footsteps, then the Model 70 Featherweight Compact is an optimum choice. I’ll be upfront, this gun isn’t on...

Remington's 770 Compact, .243 Winchester Youth

Youth Deer Gun, Setup No. 1

After taking a poll on Facebook about what my readers would like to see me tackling on this Gun Digest blog, I got a thorough weigh-in on the want for complete hunting setups—gun, ammo, optics and accessories. I also took a pulse on just exactly what types of setups everyone wanted to see, and...

Shooting Area sign

Shot Strings, No. 3

So I was cruising through my Facebook page looking for something interesting besides deer kills, and lo and behold, I came across a little gem someone had posted about hunters getting the heave-ho from public hunting grounds. The headline in the post of a U.S. News & World Report link read, “Obama Pushing Shooters...

American Rifle A Biography

Better Than A First Kiss

Finding the right rifle for a planned adventure is almost as sweet as discovering a Picasso in your grandmother's attic.

The author and her late Lab, Noah, on a dove shoot just after they'd moved to Kansas.

Allow Me to Introduce Myself

I'm so happy to be here with the Gun Digest family, I almost can't stand it! Join me here and let's have some great conversations!