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Gunsmithing

Rifling Types in Firearm Barrels: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and

Layne Simpson

Pre-Fit Aftermarket Rifle Barrels: What Are They and Do They Benefit You?

A boon to DIY gun guys, pre-fit barrels raise shooting potential to new levels.

Joseph von Benedikt

Spring Rates and Trigger Pull Weights

A lighter double-action revolver trigger pull can be achieved easily by changing mainsprings

Brad Miller, PhD

How Barrels Are Rifled

The four basic methods of making rifling in a barrel are single-point, broach, button, and

Allan Jones

The Mark of a Real Gunmaker

Some forms of rifling are a bit easier to clean, some have a bit longer accuracy life, and

Terry Wieland

Harry M. Pope: Accurate Rifle Barrels

Precision barrelmaker, inventor, and writer, Harry M. Pope was also a match-winning shooter.

Joel J. Hutchcroft

Reloading

Complications of Cartridge Case Life

When it comes to case life, too many variables preclude anyone from quoting specific numbers.

Allan Jones

.221 Fireball Load Data

Often referred to as being derived from the .222 Remington, the .221 Fireball is more aptly

Lane Pearce

Confessions of a Lazy Handloader

Load options are endless, so it pays to know your purpose.

Craig Boddington

Loads for the New Alliant Reloder TS 15.5

The new Alliant Reloder TS 15.5 was developed expressly for medium rifle cartridges, and Lane

Lane Pearce

Little Differences Make a Difference When Handloading

You don't want to ignore the little differences in components, including primers, when

Lane Pearce

358 Winchester Load Data

Looking for load data and reloading tips for the .358 Winchester cartridge? Start here to get

Steve Gash

How-To

Recoil and Effective Sight-In of Big-Bore Revolvers

Sighting-in your big-bore revolver effectively requires understanding the nature of handgun

Allan Jones

A Lesson in Hunting Aoudad

Sometimes when hunting big game, it's best if a hunter simply trusts his instincts.  

Terry Wieland

7 Critical Features of Long-Range Scopes

To successfully hit targets at long range, skill and capability must be present, and the

Joseph von Benedikt

7 Proven Ways to Improve Rifle Accuracy

Looking for ways to improve the accuracy of your rifles? Here are seven proven things you can

Joseph von Benedikt

What's the Perfect Trigger Pull Weight for a Hunting Rifle?

So, what exactly is the perfect trigger pull weight for a hunting rifle? Unfortunately, it's

Joseph von Benedikt

Morgan's Sharpshooters: Revolutionary War Elite Light Infantry Units

During the American Revolutionary War, this elite corps of riflemen provided pivotal precision

Joel J. Hutchcroft

Historical

The Evolution of Forensic Firearms Identification

The history of the science of forensic firearms identification from rudimentary techniques to

Allan Jones

Ruger Mini-14 Rifle History

In 1967, Sullivan and Ruger began the process of shrinking the venerable M-14 7.62 service

Vincent Buckles

A Long-in-the-Tooth Long-Ranger

Frank H. Mayer may not have been the “Champion of the Hide Hunters,” but most assuredly he was

Joel J. Hutchcroft

.458 Winchester Magnum History: The Complete Story

Introduced in 1956, the .458 Winchester Magnum is still one of the best dangerous-game

Layne Simpson

Browning Citori Shotgun History: Everything You Need to Know

In the long history of the popular Browning Citori over-under shotgun, innovation and quality

Steve Gash

The .300 H&H (Holland & Holland) Magnum Cartridge: Its History

The .300 H&H (Holland & Holland) Magnum's tapered shoulder and belted base set the stage for

Allan Jones

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