GunHunter Magazine

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

Trick Out a 10/22 Part II

Trick Out a 10/22 Part II

By Dave Henderson

How to convert the world’s most popular rimfire rifle to .17 Mach 2 One of the greatest joys of shooting is personalizing a rifle — taking a gun off the rack and molding it to one’s specifications, needs and tastes. There’s an abiding sense of accomplishment in customizing a firearm, even if you’re just making a few ch... READ MORE

Trick Out a 10/22 Part 1

Trick Out a 10/22 Part 1

By Dave Henderson

With just a few simple tools, you can build a semi-custom .22 that looks good and shoots great. The Ruger 10/22 rimfire rifle was heralded as a masterpiece in firearm design when it hit the market in 1964. The 5-pound semiauto was easy to work on and featured a 10-round rotary magazine that fit flush in the stock’s action well, precisely at t... READ MORE

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd