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DIY Cumberland Deerslayer

DIY Cumberland Deerslayer

By J. Wayne Fears

You, too, can put together a special rifle for the area you hunt. Photo: The author’s Cumberland Deerslayer was designed for tough mountain hunting in the Southeast. It was the hike from hell. To get into the mountainous fold of land so the wind would be in my favor required me to go straight up a bluff thick with cedar and limestone boulders... READ MORE

The Knockdown Power Myth

The Knockdown Power Myth

By Ron Spomer

Bullet placement is far more important in the field than bullet theory. Photo: Although black bears are usually not as large as grizzlies, they can be just as dangerous, so it’s best to knock them down. The author prefers a deep-penetrating bullet that will exit, leaving two holes for trailing. There’s an old joke about the hunter who k... READ MORE

The Amazing .375 H&H Family

The Amazing .375 H&H Family

By Ron Spomer

Dozens of rounds have been carved from H&H’s magnum opus. Photo: The  .375 H&H and its .300 H&H offspring (far left) were too long to function well in standard-length action. Brass was shortened to make the .264 Win Mag, 7mm Rem Mag, .300 Win Mag, .350 Norma Mag and .458 Win Mag. No centerfire rifle cartridge has spawned a la... READ MORE

Six Rules of Glassing

Six Rules of Glassing

By Ron Spomer

Good glass and proper technique are the keys to locating game. Photo: A straight eyepiece is not comfortable for use over long periods. It forces one to bend the neck and shoulders to see through it. Every serious hunter has a binocular. Quite a few hunters understand the immeasurable value of a spotting scope. And nearly all hunters know you are s... READ MORE

The Perfect Rifle

The Perfect Rifle

By Jon R. Sundra

Planning for the next hunting gun never gets old. Photo: The 7mm WSM from Montana Rifle Co., a near clone of the Model 70, represents the author’s current ideal hunting rifle. Jon also has a nearly identical model and two other similar guns stocked in wood laminates. Does it exist? The perfect rifle, I mean. The answer is yes, but only for ea... READ MORE

King of the Quarter Bores

King of the Quarter Bores

By Ron Spomer

The .257 Weatherby is a good alternative to the hard-thumping .30-cal. magnums. Photo: Long, sleek bullets are pushed to top velocities by the .257 Weatherby Magnum, making it effective for everything from varmints to moose. It’s often said but seldom appreciated that quarter bores are America’s finest deer cartridges. And the finest of... READ MORE

A Wild Hog Sledgehammer

A Wild Hog Sledgehammer

By J. Wayne Fears

The stout .45-70 cartridge is bad medicine for big pigs. Photo: Winchester recently reintroduced the modern .45-70 Model 1886. It’s a dandy. Few calibers available to the wild hog hunter have a more colorful history than the .45-70 Government. Popular among settlers, buffalo hunters, cowboys, lawmen and others, the cartridge was with Gen. Geo... READ MORE

Coming Clean

Coming Clean

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Gun cleaning considerations and tricks beyond the norm. Photo: Complete cleaning kits like this one from Hoppes come with everything you need to keep your guns in top shape. Note the Bore Snake, for one-pass field cleaning If you are one of those rare individuals who enjoys cleaning guns, then drop me an e-mail, I’ve got a pile of fun waiting... READ MORE

Savage’s Lightweight M11

Savage’s Lightweight M11

By Ron Spomer

This 5.5-pound rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor handles beautifully and was exceptionally accurate in our tests. Over the last 15 years, Savage has been dead serious about making great rifles — so serious that I’ve wished they’d lighten up. They have. New on dealer’s shelves this year is Savage’s second true lightweight rifle,... READ MORE

The Core-Lokt Stands the Test of Time

The Core-Lokt Stands the Test of Time

By Larry Teague

Granddad’s ammo saves bucks and still brings home the bucks. Photo: A 150-grain Core-Lokt pointed soft point instantly dropped this 9-point Kansas whitetail. The Marlin XL7S rifle with a stainless action and barrel is new this year. Let’s say it didn’t already exist, and you wanted to develop a good-performing, inexpensive deer ca... READ MORE

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Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd