GunHunter Magazine

Make Your Deer Rifle Work Overtime

Make Your Deer Rifle Work Overtime

By Ron Spomer

Turn your big-game rifle into a jack of all trades with light and heavy loads. Photo: How versatile can a cartridge be? The .260 Rem pushing a tough, deep-penetrating bullet can be deadly on moose and eland. You invest $1,000 in a fancy new deer rifle, $1,000 in a scope and perhaps shoot your rig 10 times a year — three to sight-in, six to pr... READ MORE

Which .22 Centerfire?

Which .22 Centerfire?

By John Haviland

It’s hard not to like cartridges with names like Swift, Hornet and Fireball. Here’s what they do best in the field. Photo: The .22-250 Rem and .220 Swift have the reach when shots are long. There really are only a few popular .22-caliber centerfire cartridges, and each one covers only a certain range of bullet velocities. That makes try... READ MORE

The Hunter’s Telescope

The Hunter’s Telescope

By Ron Spomer

There is no magic in a spotting scope; it just looks that way. Photo: Spotting scopes are ideal for open-country hunting, but they also can be used to spy on isolated fields in the east and Midwest, often from miles away. There were nine of us sharing the alpine tundra just below the snow line in Alaska’s gorgeous Chugach Range. It was early ... READ MORE

Chronograph Reliability

Chronograph Reliability

By John Haviland

Many variables can affect velocity readings. Here’s how to set up for best results. Photo: Setting up a chronograph so bullets pass straight and about 6 inches over the top of the photo sensors helps produce precise readings. A chronograph reveals a lot about rifle and pistol cartridges, from velocity to consistency. But how do you know wheth... READ MORE

Legacy of the ’98 Mauser

Legacy of the ’98 Mauser

By Jon R. Sundra

Can you think of any 19th century product still being made and used today? Such is the genius of Peter Paul Mauser’s M98. Photo: One of the finest examples of the Mauser ’98 was the 1909 contract built at the DWM factory for the Argentine government. The machining and smoothness of the action have never been surpassed in any commercial ... READ MORE

Return of the Bolt-Action Slug Gun

Return of the Bolt-Action Slug Gun

By Dave Henderson

Turnbolt shotguns are the hottest tickets in slug gun shooting today. Photo: Savage bolt actions have a reputation for outstanding accuracy. Among deer hunters in the shotguns-only environs of rural New York a half-century ago, it was common knowledge that Ithaca Gun and Remington Arms made shotguns, and every other company just tried real hard. Th... READ MORE

Muzzleloader Myths

Muzzleloader Myths

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Voodoo ballistics and other misconceptions still abound in blackpowder shooting. Photo: This double barrel rifle from Traditions provides the fastest second shot possible with a muzzleloading rifle. It’s also deadly accurate with the right load. Prior to the 1980s, hunting with muzzleloaders was confined to a small cadre of traditionalists, h... READ MORE

Classic Styling is Everlasting

Classic Styling is Everlasting

By Tom Turpin

Jack O’Connor’s favorite Model 70s are great examples of timeless elegance in rifle design. Photo: Two of the author’s custom rifles based on Model 70 actions. The top rifle wears a stock of New Zealand walnut. The bottom rifle is in Circassian walnut. It makes little difference whether comparing boats, cars, watches or firearms. ... READ MORE

Duh! It’s the Barrel

Duh! It’s the Barrel

By Jon R. Sundra

Factors to consider when buying or rebarreling a hunting gun. Photo: H-S Precision is one of a handful of makers using the traditional hook method of rifling. The process can be done after the barrel is contoured, and it need not be stress relieved afterward. There are many ways to make a rifle more accurate. Bolt lugs can be lapped to evenly distr... READ MORE

Those Sweet Single Shots

Those Sweet Single Shots

By Ron Spomer

One-shooters don’t have obvious advantages over repeaters, but there are some. In this age of sub-MOA autoloading AR rifles, why would anyone bother with a single shot? Single shots are not for firepower, efficiency or enhanced productivity. Single shots are for joy. For romance. Challenge. Sometimes, beauty and elegance. A single shot is to ... READ MORE

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