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Double Rifle Fever

This highly engraved double from Heym is representative of classic double rifles.
This highly engraved double from Heym is representative of classic double rifles.

Anyone wanting a new double rifle today can be forgiven if he feels like a plump young cottontail negotiating a dark forest infested with wolves. Continue reading Double Rifle Fever

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Nosler Unveils World’s Most Powerful 7mm Commercial Cartridge

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Nosler bills the 28 as the World’s most powerful commercial 7mm cartridge.

In 2014, Nosler introduced its first namesake cartridge to the world—the 26 Nosler. Since then, the cartridge has achieved such renowned success that adding another member to the Nosler cartridge family became an obvious decision. With a muzzle velocity of 3,300 fps when using a 160-gran bullet, the 28 Nosler is billed as the most powerful 7mm cartridge commercially available today. Continue reading Nosler Unveils World’s Most Powerful 7mm Commercial Cartridge

A WAITING TREASURE

Half a dozen years ago, at the annual convention of the American Custom Gunmakers Guild, some enthusiasts assembled a collection of custom rifles built during the 1920s and ’30s.

wielandsedgleyThe man largely responsible was Michael Petrov, an Alaska oil worker whose hobby was documenting the work of early stock- and barrel makers who laid the foundation for the custom-rifle business as it exists today. Petrov wrote a series of articles for a now-defunct magazine, and these were later published in two anthologies. Continue reading A WAITING TREASURE

World Heritage Rifle – Dedicated to the International Hunter

Work on the Africa rifle, the first in the World Heritage Rifle Series, continues apace as the extensive engraving and the highly figured stock are both complete and anxiously awaiting the finished metalwork. Take a look at the finished engraving and some other stellar samples of John Bolliger’s work.