Tag Archives: hunting rifles

Lithgows, and Merkels and Barretts – New Classics On The Rise


There was no shortage of new guns introduced at this year’s January SHOT Show, but as is always the case, most were simply line extensions of little consequence, such as adding a different stock or a new caliber to an existing model. Of the few truly new rifles that were rolled out, the fat bolt tri-lug design continues to gain adherents, as exemplified by the new Lithgow and Merkel bolt action rifles that we’ll be looking at here, along with a few newsworthy others. Continue reading Lithgows, and Merkels and Barretts – New Classics On The Rise

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Mossberg’s New Patriot Revere


When Mossberg introduced its Patriot line of traditionally designed, affordable rifles in 2015, consumers and industry insiders alike were impressed with the workmanship and classic lines of the American made bolt-action rifles. Now Mossberg has upgraded the Patriot line Continue reading Mossberg’s New Patriot Revere

Ashbury Precision Jäeger


Ashbury Precision Ordnance Mfg. (APO) enters the traditional hunting rifle market with its new premium JÄEGER Rifle. These classically designed custom hunting rifles are built with precision machined stainless steel actions, match grade hand lapped barrels and advanced technology premium grade Continue reading Ashbury Precision Jäeger

Weighty Questions


It’s true we carry a rifle for many hours, only to shoot it for a second. But in the hunting context, which is more important?

Among the hundreds of hunters with whom I’ve discussed the subject of rifle weight in hunting camps around the world, I can’t recall ever hearing someone say they wished their rifle was heavier than it was. Lighter, almost always, but never heavier.

That said, if it sounds like I’m about to make a case for the ultra-light hunting rifle, you’d be wrong. In fact, just the opposite. I’ve been carrying nine-pound-plus rifles for well over half a century and I can’t see where it’s done me any harm. Nor has it ever cost me a trophy — Continue reading Weighty Questions