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The 13 Best Rifles from ‘Tactical Weapons’ in 2016

What actually puts a rifle into the category of “best rifles”? Well, there are a lot of factors: Weight, extra parts, build, cost — the list goes on and on. Different rifles work for different shooters. There is no one answer. Below are 13 rifles that truly stood out on the …

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The 7 Best Handguns for a Beginner Shooter

For those of us who have been shooting firearms most of our lives, the simple act of using a rifle, shotgun, or pistol is not that big of a deal. For the beginning shooter, it can be extremely intimidating until he or she actually does it. Handguns offer the beginning …

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The 6 Best AKs for the Money

The prices of AKs aren’t as low as they used to be. The fact that entry-level ARs are cheaper than their Combloc cousins is simply something the gun community now has to deal with. While the cost of a basic AK has gone up, there may very well be more Kalashnikov-pattern firearms …

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5 Things to Know About Long Range Shooting

Long range shooting is absolutely addictive. It’s a combination of math, science, and art. Mix all those things in the right proportion, and you’ll get the satisfaction of a first-shot hit at longer distances than most people walk in a day. Here are a few things to know to get …

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The 4 Best Rifles for Predator Hunting on a Budget

Many hunters wouldn’t bat an eye at paying $800-$1,500 or more for a rifle, but I am not one of them. If money were no object, you could buy a rifle that costs as much as a good used pickup truck.  My budget isn’t unlimited, but I am not interested …

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7 Things to Know About Shotguns for Home Defense

Professionals and laymen alike have lauded the shotgun as the ultimate home defense solution for decades. In the last few years that’s changed though, with increasing numbers of people ditching their old scatter guns in favor of modern, semi-automatic sporting rifles such as the AR-15. The reasons for this exodus …

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Rifle vs. Pistol Shooting: Six Fun Facts

The differences between rifles and pistols are pretty obvious. One is portable. The other is as easy to conceal as a mop. One is pretty easy to shoot accurately, while the other takes some serious practice time at the range to master. Let’s look at a few fun facts that …

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5 Best AR-15s Under $700

Eugene Stoner’s Armalite Rifle, design number 15, has quickly become one of the most adaptive hunting and shooting rifles on the market. An inherently accurate platform, the AR-15 has become widely produced and highly demanded. This demand has pushed manufacturers to produce budget-friendly versions of the design. These lower-cost ARs …

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Guns Work

Let’s face it – firearms are just plain fun to shoot. It doesn’t matter whether you’re plinking cans in the back 40 with a .223 Rem., or punching paper at the gun range with your .300 Win. Mag., shooters and hunters love the smell of gunpowder in the air. In …

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The 7 Largest Big Game Rifle Cartridges

One popular subject of debate among hunters is which cartridge is best for a specific game species. Usually a hunter’s choice is dependent upon personal preference and whether or not a round can humanely kill an animal. However, there are some cartridges so intimidatingly large that the guns they are …

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