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The Bolt-Action Handy Rifle in 2021: Savage 110 Hog Hunter

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $599 In the July 2020 issue of Gun Tests, we evaluated a Savage Arms 110 bolt-action Hog Hunter rifle chambered for the new 350 Winchester Legend cartridge. But the Hog Hunter that originally caught our eye was chambered for 223 Remington, a round we are much more familiar with. The Hog […]

Throwing Shade on Lugers?

Re “Dufflebag Guns: We Test Four Shootable Older 9mm Pistols,” December 2020 Dear Todd, upon opening my mailbox and finding my December Gun Tests, I took it directly to the “Man Cave,” locked the door, and commenced reading the article on page 6, “Shooting Collectibles.” I must say I was shocked to see that my […]

Christensen Arms Ridgeline Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $1793 We tested this Christensen Arms Ridgeline in the November 2020 edition. If you haven’t already seen that issue, we urge you to go back and take a look. Without repeating everything from the first review here, suffice it to say that we were impressed with the Ridgeline. Our […]

Weatherby Mark V Backcountry Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: B+ $2249 Weatherby has long understood that speed kills. They wanted their own fast 6.5-caliber hunting round and decided to take a different path to get there. Weatherby made their mark producing rifles that shot screaming fast, proprietary cartridges. Starting with the development of their 300 Weatherby Magnum in 1944, Weatherby has […]

Seekins Precision Havak Pro Hunter Review

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1895 The barrel on the Seekins grabs your eyes right off the bat. All five of our test rifles did different things to help keep weight down. The Havak Pro Hunter 2 uses six deep spiral flutes to cut down on weight and increase cooling surface area while maintaining the stiffness […]

2020 Guns & Gear Top Picks

Toward the end of each year, I survey the work R.K. Campbell, Roger Eckstine, Robert Sadowski, David Tannahill, Tracey Taylor, and John Taylor have done in Gun Tests, with an eye toward selecting guns, accessories, and ammunition the magazine’s testers have endorsed. From these evaluations I pick the best from a full year’s worth of […]

First Look: Christensen Arms Ridgeline 6.5 PRC Rifle

Hey Shooters, are you looking for a high-performing bolt-action rifle that offers extended range and exceptional accuracy? If so, check out the November 2020 issue...

Christensen Arms Ridgeline 801-06015-00 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $1793 Like the Bergara, Christensen Arms also sets the Ridgeline rifles up for those who may want to walkabout, but Christensen uses different barrel technology in its design. The Christensen barrel is 416R stainless measuring right at 1.20 inches at the receiver and 0.92 inches at the muzzle — […]

Bergara Premier Mountain 2.0 BPR28-65PRC 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1999 While it is not the lightest rifle in our test group, it doesn’t miss it by much. The 24-inch stainless-steel barrel uses a No. 3 taper with a 1-in-8-inch twist. It measures about 1.2 inches at the receiver and then thins down to approximately 0.55-inch diameter at the muzzle. The […]

Browning X-Bolt Max LR 035438294 6.5 PRC

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1180 Envision the 6.5 PRC as something akin to a 6.5 short magnum. When viewed side-by-side, the 6.5 PRC appears to split the difference between a 6.5 Creedmoor and a 300 Winchester Short Mag, at least as far as case capacity goes. Ideally, that means that the 6.5 PRC is going […]

What About Henry’s AR-7 Rifle?

Re “Go-Bag Rimfire Rifles from Savage, Ruger, and KelTec,” September 2020 Hi, I’m a longtime subscriber and want to thank you for doing such great work over the years. Regarding the article on 22 takedown rifles in the September 2020 issue, I wish you had included the Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle in your comparison. Might […]

PROOF Research Introduces the $8500 Conviction Ti Long-Range Precision Tactical Rifle

Columbia Falls, Mont. (August 2020) – PROOF Research has announced the newest addition to its precision long-range rifle line with the Conviction Ti. Builds...

Gun-Rights Rino Rollover Candidates

Last issue, I asked for your thoughts about what gun legislation might be forthcoming from the Biden Administration, and some of your comments appear...