GunHunter Magazine

Don’t Skimp on Scope Mounts

Don’t Skimp on Scope Mounts

By Richard Mann

“Just any old rings and bases” can be the wrong choice and the weak link that fails at the most inopportune time. There you stand, rifle in one hand and a riflescope in the other. Since duct tape and baling twine are not options, how shall you bring them together? Sifting through the myriad riflescope rings and bases on the market see... READ MORE

The Reliable R1

The Reliable R1

By Larry Teague

Most hunters know Benelli for its semiauto shotguns, but there’s a dependable big game gun in the lineup. Not all Texas deer hunting involves taking animals attracted to feeder corn or shooting monster bucks behind high fences. There are no feeders and few blinds on the 25,000-acre Stasney’s Cook Ranch near Albany, in the north-central... READ MORE

Building Your Own Patterning Board

Building Your Own Patterning Board

By J. Wayne Fears

Having a convenient place to test shotshells and choke tubes will make you a more efficient wingshooter. A growing number of shotgun hunters use their scatterguns year-round. It’s turkey hunting in the spring, sporting clays during the summer, upland game hunting in the fall and maybe deer hunting that winter. Coyotes fill the gap between th... READ MORE

A High-Tech .45-70

A High-Tech .45-70

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Rock River’s .458 SOCOM has the thump of a .45-70, but feeds in AR-15 platforms. There are several ways new cartridges come into the world. One is the military. They put out a request for a set of specs they want, and arsenals and commercial manufacturers go into high gear until the round is created. The .308, .223, 7mm Mauser and venerable ... READ MORE

Are Wildcats Worth It?

Are Wildcats Worth It?

By Ron Spomer

Your heart palpitates for a custom chambering, but think before you leap. Forty years ago, as a new shooter and handloader, I was wild about wildcats. Not the furry, spotted kind. The mysterious, esoteric, hot-shooting, custom-formed brass kind. Cartridges like the .22 Varminter, the .224 Clark, the .243 Page Pooper and the .219 Donaldson Wasp soun... READ MORE

Safe Sense

Safe Sense

By Richard Mann

Are your guns safe from boogeymen, fire and kiddies? For a gun owner, the question should not be “Do I need a safe?” It should be “Which safe should I get?” Hunters are often hesitant to spend money on a gun safe. That cash could go toward a new rifle or a guided hunt. Many think they can hide their guns from burglars. Mo... READ MORE

The Cleaning Dilemma

The Cleaning Dilemma

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Just how much scrubbing does the average rifle or shotgun need? The author feels that many hunters may be cleaning too much. Philosophies on cleaning firearms divide shooters into three categories. First is the crowd that scrubs and cleans to a level that would make a surgeon proud. On the other end are duck guides whose idea of cleaning after a h... READ MORE

Protecting the Peepers

Protecting the Peepers

By Richard Mann

No one should gun without glasses. I’ve always thought my older cousin was a pretty smart guy. He proved this numerous times while we were growing up. On one occasion, he demonstrated his superior intellect while we were shooting our .22 rifles. I had a Winchester Model 61 pump, and he was shooting an old Remington No. 4 Rolling Block. My c... READ MORE

The .30-06 Just Plain Works

The .30-06 Just Plain Works

By John Barsness

Many of us know intellectually that the .30-06 is a good all-around big game cartridge, but explanations are not experience. The .30-06 was the most common chambering for big game rifles when I started hunting in Montana in the mid-1960s, though some hunters thought it was unnecessarily powerful. My father did, which is the reason I took my first ... READ MORE

Overcoming Oversized Rifles

Overcoming Oversized Rifles

By Russell Thornberry

Sometimes even youth-size guns are too large for small children. Part of the author’s solution was to build a custom stock. I don’t believe in pushing young children into deer hunting until they are mature enough and express a desire to go. However, sometimes a child will express a strong desire to hunt before they are very big. Such ... READ MORE

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