GunHunter Magazine

Nosler Custom Model 48

Nosler Custom Model 48

By Jon R. Sundra

This step down from the Custom Limited Edition is a semi-production gun offered in 10 chamberings. Mention the name Nosler to any hunter in the world, and it immediately elicits a mental image of bullets, particularly the Nosler Partition on which the company was founded and built its reputation. It all started in 1948 in a small building behind J... READ MORE

The 7-30 Waters

The 7-30 Waters

By J. Wayne Fears

Great First Deer Caliber for Youngsters! The offspring of the .30-30 has mild recoil, and is effective on whitetails out to 200 yards. The cabin door opened with authority as my 13-year old grandson Justin walked in. It was his first time to hunt deer alone, and I thought for him to be coming back to the cabin so soon, there must be a problem. &l... READ MORE

The .25-06: Deadly on Deer

The .25-06: Deadly on Deer

By Russell Thornberry

In the hands of an experienced hunter, the quarter bore shines. One thing I’ve learned over the years as a hunter and writer is that hunters seldom agree about which rifles and cartridges are best, particularly those used for deer hunting. The truth is, no one caliber can do it all across the whitetail’s vast range:  open prairies,... READ MORE

10 Steps to a Tack Driver

10 Steps to a Tack Driver

By Ron Spomer

Turning a so-so shooter into a MOA rifle might be easier than you think. So you finally bought that rifle you’ve been lusting after all these years. Or maybe you inherited one from your uncle. But it’s not living up to your daydreams, not exactly shooting lights out. Well then, tweak it. More precisely, accurize it. Webster’s does... READ MORE

Savage’s Accustock

Savage’s Accustock

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Savage is once again on the leading edge of rifle design with a revolutionary new bedding system. You don’t have to go too far back in memory to recall when Savage rifles were considered low-end or entry-level. They always shot far better than their price tags or appearance would suggest, a function of a great barrel-to-receiver lockup and s... READ MORE

Eight Ways to Save on Ammo

Eight Ways to Save on Ammo

By Ron Spomer

Practice always costs something, but not practicing can cost you success. Ammunition today isn’t just expensive — it’s scarce. Last March, our Cabela’s store looked like old Mother Hubbard’s cupboard. The ammo shelves were bare. There was no .380 Auto ammo, few .22 Long Rifle shells, no small rifle primers and precious... READ MORE

Sight-in Your Rifle With Six Shots

Sight-in Your Rifle With Six Shots

By J. Wayne Fears

A penny pincher’s guide to zeroing a scoped hunting gun. Riflescopes are sensitive optical instruments. Just sitting in a gun safe during the off-season can result in the crosshairs moving due to temperature or other environmental changes. The vibration of a commercial airliner can likewise jar a reticle off, even though the rifle is in a pad... READ MORE

Blue Collar Custom

Blue Collar Custom

By Larry Teague

The E.R. Shaw Mark-VII rifle has the options of a custom gun at a working man’s price. Lofty observations are common in articles on custom hunting guns. Shooting writers rave over fancy walnut, fine-line checkering, scroll engraving and other touches that you, the discriminating buyer, can add to make the firearm truly one of a kind. What&rsq... READ MORE

The Overlooked .22 WMR

The Overlooked .22 WMR

By J. Wayne Fears

Often misunderstood, the .22 Mag is a serious stopper of small game up to 20 pounds. I never told my hunting companions the caliber of the Henry lever-action rifle I was carrying. They just assumed it was a .22 Long Rifle. We were on a mission for a church wild game supper. Thanks to its many members who were hunters, the church had a wide variety ... READ MORE

Bolt Basics

Bolt Basics

By Richard Mann

Working a bolt correctly can save the day — and your hide. Sustained fire with a bolt-action rifle can be almost as fast as what can be obtained with a semiautomatic rifle. If that statement surpises you, you’re not alone. Several years back, I conducted a test with different rifle actions and shooters. I used a timer to record how long... READ MORE

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