Big Game & Small Cartridges

If you want to pick a fight, tell a hunter they’re using the wrong cartridge. A .243 Win for elk, are you nuts? A .300 Win Mag for deer?! There’ll be no meat left to take home to your family. The list of condem...

Huglu HRZ: Affordable Doubles

Over the course of the past few years, the Canadian gun market has been absolutely inundated with Turkish shotguns. There’s a few reasons for that: First, by and large they’re all non-restricted and generally a...
used rifles

Used Hunting Rifles: The Underdogs

If you’re in the market for a used hunting rifle, it will come as no surprise to learn that the leader board is dominated by the likes of the Tikka T3, Sako 85, and Remington 700. The reasons for their populari...

Wet Firearms: How to Keep Rust at Bay

Not every range day or hunting trip is dry and sunny; sometimes guns get wet. Some competitions and training events can even be wet on purpose, and hunting season on the British Columbian coast is not exactly a...
Falcon Strike

Falconstrike Recoil Pad

Whither the recoil pad? As a rule, the firearms industry thrives on better-mousetrap optimism.  Every year, thousands of products are put on display at trade shows in hopes of finding a distributor; some suc...

Firearm Fundamentals Part 2: Before The Shot

We have been imagining Firearm Fundamentals as a tree, and in the last article we began with the roots of the tree; Firearms Safety. Now we climb up the trunk of Marksmanship and into the branches of Before the...
Bergara B-14 HMR

Bergara B-14 HMR: 1/2 MOA for $1500 or Less

Let’s not beat around the bush: There is no such thing as that perfect, do-it-all, “one gun.” Shooting, as with everything in life, requires compromise. Many of the features that make for a great hunting gun ar...
Retay

Retay Masai Mara: Budget Benelli

When I first got into shooting in a big way, it was with a shotgun in my hands… not because I was initially attracted to shotguns in any remarkable way, but rather out of simple convenience: as a young(er) guy ...

Four Affordable European Exotics

If there are two words that don’t commonly get paired up in the lexicon of firearms terminology, it’s “European hunting rifle” and “affordable.” With storied brands like Sauer & Sohn, Holland & Holland,...