GunHunter Magazine

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

7 Cartridges that Never Made the Grade

7 Cartridges that Never Made the Grade

By Ralph M. Lermayer

In the rush to own the latest hunting rounds, we all too often pass by some great performers that have been with us for decades. Who are you going to ask to the prom, the prettiest gal in school or the one whose father has the best deer hunting property? Tough call. It’s sort of like asking, “Which is better, sizzle or steak?” Ans... READ MORE

The Hunter’s Glass

The Hunter’s Glass

By Ralph M. Lermayer

A practical hunter’s guide to riflescopes, binoculars and rangefinders. The subject of optics for hunters is one that gets a lot of press. Rightfully it should, since our choice of scopes, binoculars and now rangefinders can literally determine the success of a hunt. The choices are endless, as each manufacturer extols the virtues of its part... READ MORE

The Inline Solution

The Inline Solution

By Ralph M. Lermayer

Find the “sweet spot” load, and your modern muzzleloader will begin shooting its tightest groups. We’ve long been schooled to accept the adage that every centerfire rifle is unique, and you have to try different handloads, bullet weights and brands to find the one your rifle shoots best. This is true. Different barrel twist rates,... READ MORE

One-Shot Group

One-Shot Group

By John Haviland

All the work that goes into a hunt rides on the first bullet. Make sure it will hit on the mark. Many hunters go on about how tightly their rifles shoot five-shot groups. Well, the real measure of a hunting rifle is how it shoots a one-shot group. All the money and work that goes into a hunt rides on the first bullet shot from a cold barrel. For th... READ MORE

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

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd.

Copyright 2017 by Buckmasters, Ltd