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Henry Lever Action X Model H010X 45-70 Government

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $817 According to our research, the first lever-action rifles on the market were quite probably Colt’s 1st and 2nd Ring Models, both cap-and-ball rifles, produced by the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company of Paterson, NJ, between 1837 and 1841. The ring lever was located in front of the trigger and, when pulled, […]

Success with the Legend Round

Re “350 Legend Bolt-Actions from Winchester, Savage, and Ruger,” July 2020 I purchased a Ruger American Ranch Rifle in 350 Legend and used it last deer season. I shot a buck at about 40 yards using Hornady’s 170-grain round, and it really brought him down with just one shot. Also, used it on a coyote […]

Savage Model 110 Hog Hunter 57534 350 Legend

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $487 According to a national feral-hog-control organization, “The solution to the feral hog problem has not been readily apparent. The ultimate answer as to how to control these animals has not been found to date. In many ways, feral hogs are America’s most successful large invasive species. All of […]

Winchester XPR Hunter True Timber Strata 535741296 350 Legend

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- $635 The Winchester XPR Hunter showed up ready to work. The Vortex Crossfire II 3-9×40 scope was already mounted and bore-sighted on our sample. This was a nice, trim scope with crosshairs thick enough to see and thin enough not to obscure your point of aim. The reticle includes “tick” marks […]

Ruger American Ranch Rifle 26985 350 Legend

GUN TESTS GRADE: F/B+ $442 We hear all kinds of stories about the torture tests to which gun writers purportedly subject their test samples. We don’t. We inspect them when they first arrive for fit, form and function, lubricate them properly, take photos as needed and head to the range. We also need to know […]

Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 AA9626 7.62 NATO/308 Win.

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $1799 This was a pre-virus price at Cabelas.com. The price difference across the board on the Scout Squad and SOCOM averages $120, but it was difficult to find them both in stock at the same outlet or the other for reference. The SOCOM is usually the more expensive. MSRP […]

Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad FDE AA9120 7.62 NATO

GUN TESTS GRADE: A $1455 his is a pre-virus price at BudsGunShop.com. Springfield M1A rifles once took us to the days of blued steel and walnut. Today, the majority of M1A rifles wear synthetic stocks, like this one, that will not warp and which offer good factory bedding. Springfield no longer lists this AA9120 FDE […]

Federal Ordnance M1 Garand Tanker Garand 30-06 Springfield

GUN TESTS GRADE: B $775 (used) It is difficult to qualify the value and selling price of the Tanker Garand because so few come up for sale. The version listed was purchased at a fair price, we feel, and seemed well put together. The term Tanker Garand is an odd one in some ways because […]

Shooting Garand-Based M1 And M1A Rifles Head to Head

In this day and time, the AR-15 rifle and its many clones are the number-one-selling rifle in the country. For personal defense, recreation and hunting, they are indisputably popular choices. But experienced shooters, veterans, and hunters often prefer the harder-hitting 308 Winchester rifle. The 30-caliber rifle hits hard, ranges far, and offers excellent stopping potential. […]

308 Bolt-Action Rifles: We Compare Four Head to Head

Many associate the 7.62x51mm cartridge with the American M-14, Belgian FN-FAL, and German G3 rifles. It was, indeed, developed with a military application in mind. Being approximately one-half inch shorter, as well as lighter, than the venerable 30-06 Springfield round, troops could carry more ammunition for the same weight and the bullet was only about […]

Tikka T3x Lite Stainless JRTXB316 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: A- (BEST BUY) $748 Sako rifles, made in Finland and imported by Beretta USA, are world renowned for their quality and accuracy. Tikka rifles are made by Sako, and, while they are a bit more of a price brand, they sacrifice little of the quality and accuracy with which the Sako’s are […]

Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Stainless 535234220 308 Winchester

GUN TESTS GRADE: A (OUR PICK) $951 We require two things from our firearms: they have to go Bang! when they are supposed to, and they have to hit what they are pointed at. After that, everything else is gravy. In our opinion, the elegant lines on the Winchester Model 70 Featherweight we tested provided […]

Something Odd Just Happened

On December 23, 2020, Marvin G. Richardson, associate deputy director (ADD) of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE), withdrew the “notice...