The Ruger 10/22 autoloading rifle may be the most durable, dependable, popular, and beloved 22 Long Rifle rimfire in North America. If you were limited to owning just one rifle (heaven forbid!) to keep yourself fed and protected for the rest of your life, this might be your best … [Read more...] about Best Survival Rifle? Ruger 10/22 Rimfire
Don’t tell your friends what I’m about to tell you because they’ll just be jealous, but… you probably own the world’s deadliest deer rifle. What I mean by this is that your current deer rifle, if it is legal in the jurisdictions where you hunt, is potentially perfect for … [Read more...] about World’s Deadliest Deer Rifle
In a previous post we outlined suitable cartridges and bullets for hunting African plains game. In this post we’ll figure out the best Africa safari rifle. Versatile enough to handle 2,000-pound eland down to 10-pound dik dik antelope. Light enough to carry yet heavy … [Read more...] about Identify Your Best Africa Safari Rifle
In our last post we selected the 300 Winchester Magnum cartridge as the best, all-round compromise for handling everything from brown bears to blacktails in our perfect Alaska rifle. Now let’s select the actual rifle for igniting those cartridges. The Ideal Action for the … [Read more...] about Here’s Your Perfect Alaska Rifle, Part 2
A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
Most hunters are a mite confused about the advantages and disadvantages of a short rifle barrel. You might say they are long on fear and short on information. Maybe we can fix that. We detailed short rifle barrel ballistic performance loss in an earlier article on RSO. You can … [Read more...] about Short Rifle Barrel Performance Advantages
A Mossberg Patriot vs. a Brown Bear? The Mossberg Patriot bolt-action in this story sells for MSRP of just $384. Would you risk hunting dangerous game with such an inexpensive rifle? Tom did. Hunters have been wrestling with this question for decades, often taking … [Read more...] about Mossberg Patriot vs. Brown Bear
Mossberg 375 Ruger is affordable, accurate. So what is a Mossberg 375 Ruger and how do it’s ballistics compare with that famous 375 H&H Magnum? Pretty darn well. American’s have always had access to budget priced hunting rifles, but rarely big bore, dangerous game, … [Read more...] about Affordable Mossberg 375 Ruger!