GunHunter Magazine

Play It Safe with Your Muzzleloader

Play It Safe with Your Muzzleloader

By Sam Fadala

Hunting with blackpowder firearms isn’t inherently dangerous, but a little safety savvy is required. Accidents always happen to “the other guy.” Or do they? Sometimes that other guy is one of us. Take the man who was killed by a grizzly not far from my camp. Odds of a bear attacking him were less than being struck by lightning. Ho... READ MORE

The Forgotten .264 Win Mag

The Forgotten .264 Win Mag

By Richard Mann

This 50-year-old round has .270 Win power and even better long-range performance. For the most part, the .264 Winchester Magnum has gone the way of the pet rock, but as a young hunter growing up in West Virginia, I always wanted a rifle in this caliber. Visions of traveling to Montana to hunt mule deer in the wide open spaces made the .264 seem lik... READ MORE

The Reloading Revival

The Reloading Revival

By Richard Mann

The high cost of factory ammo and scarcity of .223 Rem rounds has sparked a modern-day handloading resurgence. This year marks Lee Precision’s  50th anniversary. Lee is celebrating this milestone with the introduction of a special kit that includes everything a beginner needs to get started handloading. It couldn’t have come at a b... READ MORE

Choosing a Deer Bullet

Choosing a Deer Bullet

By Steve LaMascus

Which bullets are best for whitetail hunting? Three hunting and shooting experts share their views. Four decades ago when I was a teenager, nobody in my part of the world put a lot of thought into selecting a hunting bullet, or so it seemed. We used lightweight bullets for varmints and heavier bullets for deer. Today, we know better, but with so ma... READ MORE

Remington’s Rabbit Rifle Supreme

Remington’s Rabbit Rifle Supreme

By Clair Rees

The Model 597 in .22 Mag proves its worth on small game in Wyoming’s sagebrush country. Except for a few stunted clumps of sagebrush, there was no place to hide in Wyoming’s high desert country. Tim Jansen and I simply lay in the snow, relying on our white camo clothing to keep us unseen. It was the second day of a coyote hunt that had ... READ MORE

‘X’ marks the Spot

‘X’ marks the Spot

By Larry Teague

Browning’s X-Bolt shares the accuracy and reliability of the A-Bolt, but offers some significant improvements. It’s a quarter past dawn, the sun firing the eastern sky in gradients of yellow and orange. Details of my surroundings are gradually being revealed in the growing light. About a dozen whitetails are gathering around a feeder 1... READ MORE

Laser Rangefinder Primer

Laser Rangefinder Primer

By Bob Ross

How laser units work, and why they’ve become indispensable to modern hunters. It was really, really cold out. So cold, the fabric of my daypack froze like a potato chip. So cold, the soda pop in the plastic bottle inside my daypack turned to slush. So when I looked out into the cornfield about 3 p.m. and saw the big white-tailed buck scraping... READ MORE

Close-Range Snake Protection

Close-Range Snake Protection

By Russell Thornberry

Shotshell-loaded pistols are the bee’s knees in poisonous-snake country. The unseasonably warm South Texas weather slowed deer hunting to a crawl. With only 15 minutes of daylight and a 30-minute walk back to the truck, I left my blind a little early. I was sweating, and little gnats swarmed around my face. I brushed them away in aggravation ... READ MORE

A Most Popular Magnum

A Most Popular Magnum

By John Haviland

All hail the 7mm Rem Mag — king of the .284 bores. The 7mm Remington Magnum is the most bought, shot and hunted-with magnum cartridge, despite the continuous introduction of other magnum rounds intended to capture some of its appeal. The 7mm Rem Mag acquired its rank soon after it was introduced way back in 1962 and has held onto that spot ov... READ MORE

Federal’s Triple-Range Turkey Load

Federal’s Triple-Range Turkey Load

By J. Wayne Fears

New shotshell solves the problem of taking “surprise” gobblers that show up unannounced and ultra-close. It has happened to most spring gobbler hunters at one time or another: You are set up, and from out of nowhere a gobbler steps into view at 15 yards. It’s now or never, so you take aim and pull the trigger. At the sound of the ... READ MORE

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