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Bryan Hendricks has had a love affair with rifles for many years, and not just one particular one.

The Best Rifles for Deer Hunting: One Man’s Opinion

I love only one woman, but I love a lot of different rifles. Blonds, brunettes, long ones, short ones, gentle ones and temperamental ones … I love them all because to me, a hunting rifle is art, the ultimate union of form and function. By Bryan Hendricks This isn’t about the best cartridge for killing white-tailed...

A used rifle, priced right can be a real find or it could turn out to be a lemon. Like all used guns, you’ll never know until you inspect it and make sure it’s in working order before purchasing. Photo: Meniscus

How to Inspect a Used Deer Hunting Rifle

The used gun market is a great place to find a solid deal. But, shooters better know how to evaluate a firearm, to ensure they aren’t spending their cold, hard cash on a lemon. With that in mind, master gunsmith Patrick Sweeney goes over how to inspect a used rifle. Open the action. With...

With riflescopes, bigger is not always better. (Photo: Wayne Van Zwoll)

VIDEO: Fundamentals of Ballistics in Simple Terms

What is ballistics? Well, like love it’s, complicated. But if you have around 20 minutes, this video of a vintage U.S. Army training film does a pretty good job of demystifying the multifaceted subject. The film, circa 1949, touches on all three forms of ballistics – internal, external and terminal. And it gets into...

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GunShop: Battle of the 30-Caliber Deer Rifles

It’s one of the oldest rivalries in ballistics — the venerable .30-06 Sprg. versus the oh-so-popular .308 Win. Which is better for deer hunting? By Dave Henderson Quite honestly, it’s the same argument as Coke versus Pepsi, Ford versus Chevrolet or wood stocks versus synthetic. The difference in performance is negligible and although both...

This article is excerpted from Gun Digest 2016. Click the cover to get your copy today.

Gun Digest 70th Edition Hot off the Presses

Firearm enthusiasts and shooting sportsmen everywhere will recognize Gun Digest 2016 as the leading source for information on the latest guns and related gear. The 70th Edition is better than ever, with entertaining articles by some of the top names in gun and outdoor writing covering all categories of rifles, handguns and shotguns. It’s...

Attempting to force a cartridge to do something that it’s not suppose to can lead to inaccurate results and wasted money.  (Photo: Philip Massaro)

5 Things I’ve Learned While Reloading Ammunition

When it comes to getting down and dirty at the reloading bench don’t learn from your own mistakes. Instead, allow custom ammunition manufacturer Philip Massaro help you avoid them through his lifetime of experience. When I started out handloading, it was a simple matter of economics. The younger me couldn’t afford to buy the...