Thompson Center Compass

By Mike Dickerson Whether you label them “budget-friendly” or “entry-level,” there’s no shortage of affordable hunting rifles lining dealer’s shelves these days priced below $500....

Walther PPS M2

By Frank Melloni An Americanized version of Walther’s deep-concealment carry gun The debate will always rage on between concealed carry vs. open carry. Concealed carry allows...

Springfield Armory Saint 5.56 AR-15

An icon of the American firearms industry—Springfield Armory—has just joined the ranks of AR manufacturers with its new Saint 5.56 AR-15. Until now, Springfield...

Vortex Recce Pro HD Monocular

Accurate ranging, minimum bulk The new Recce Pro HD 8x32mm Monocular from Vortex Optics was designed for reconnaissance and ranging by both hunters and competitive...

Savage 16/116 Lightweight Hunter: Sacrifice nothing!

By Frank Melloni It’s that time of year when we start laying out all of our hunting gear. If you are like most you are...

Burris XTR II 1-8x24mm Riflescope

The most versitile XTR? We felt that the 2016 Editors’ Choice Award winning XTR II 1-8x24mm riflescope from Burris ($1,199) was so good that it...

Starline Bottleneck Rifle Brass

Most handloaders are familiar with Starline brass, but may not realize that Starline makes only straight-wall handgun and rifle cases. Starline has been making...

I.O., Inc. AKM247-C AK-47 Rifle

An American-built classic I.O., Inc., a small maker of top-quality AKs and AR-15s situated in Palm Bay, FL, was founded in 1995 by Uli Wiegand,...

LWRCI-DI 556

By Dave Bahde More than just another direct-impingement carbine One of the first reliable piston ARs I used was an LWRCI. The early 10.5-inch upper it...

Boyds Custom Savage Model 16 Lightweight Hunter Stock

Savage owners rejoice…there’s a new stock-option in town. As you will read elsewhere in this issue, the new Savage Model 16/116 Lightweight Hunter is the...