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This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 27, 2014

This week, the focus is on the handguns of France and Belgium, nations invaded by Germany in August 1914.

CA Waiting Period Deemed Unconstitutional for Existing Gun Owners

Victory for California gun owners as a federal judge significantly limits the state's gun-purchase 10-day waiting period.

NRA EVP Wayne LaPierre Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

Wayne LaPierre accepted the ice bucket challenge and has now passed the challenge along to Karl Malone, NASCAR driver Austin Dillon and Lt. Col. Oliver North.

Cleaning Bolt Recesses

Is there an easy way to clean the bolt recesses in a bolt-action receiver?

Buy a Truck, Get a Gun

A small North Carolina Ford dealership is giving away a $350 voucher toward the purchase of a gun if you purchase one of its 2014 pickup trucks before Labor Day.

The Armed Citizen® August 25, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

Though certainly better known for its rifles, Weatherby has long been producing a selection of fine shotguns. The company’s primary semi-automatic shotgun line, labeled SA-08, offers a bevy of options—and among its latest additions is the Deluxe 28-gauge.

Gun of the Week: Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

American Hunter's Shawn Skipper takes a closer look at our latest Gun of the Week, the Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge, in this video.

GOTW: Weatherby SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge

Get a closer look at our latest Gun of the Week, the SA-08 Deluxe 28-Gauge from Weatherby, with this gallery.

Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife & Tool Sharpener

Work Sharp partnered with knife designer Ken Onion to produce a powered tabletop knife and implement sharpener for outdoorsmen—and took home the American Hunter "Best Gear" Golden Bullseye award for 2014.

The Armed Citizen® August 22, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

Size Matters: Springfield's XD(S) 4.0

Springfield Armory has extended the XD line with the XD(S) 4.0 in .45 ACP and 9 mm Luger. Now with a longer 4" barrel and extended magazine, the still-thin XD(S) should be even more appealing to smaller-handed shooters seeking a soft-shooting, “full-size” gun.

Savage Arms Rifleman Rebates

Get up to $75 cash back on any of 80 new qualifying Savage Arms rifles with its just-announced Rifleman Rebate.

Nosler AccuBond Long Range Bullets

Closing the distance for an ideal shot isn’t always feasible due to terrain features. It was for such long ranges that Nosler ABLR bullets were created.

Crimson Trace Rail Master Pro

With four modes of operation, weighing only 2.7 ounces, a laser to “paint a perp” and 100 lumens of lighting power, there’s a lot to like.

Throwback Thursday: The Impossible .22 Rimfire

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article, originally posted here in Sept. 2010 and now seemingly more timely than ever, we look at why the most popular round in the world is more difficult to manufacture than most realize.

Utility Rifles: Mossberg's MVP

Affordable, accurate and versatile, Mossberg’s bolt-action MVP rifles have expanded into a full line that can handle applications from varmints to big-game hunting to patrol rifles for personal-protection applications. But can one rifle really do it all?

Enter to Win SilencerCo Giveaway

SilencerCo, Noveske and Aimpoint join efforts to give away a dream rifle.

This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 20, 2014

This week, the focus is on German guns, in particular the standard sidearm of the Kaiser’s troops, the 9 mm Parabellum Luger P.08, as well as other versions of the iconic toggle-action pistol.

Moon Clips for Revolver Rounds

Thanks to an unknown handgunner, there's a newer way to get an edge in loading and unloading.

BLACKHAWK! New Serpa Holster for Springfield XD-S

The new fit is in response to customer demand for a secure retention holster for small, slim-frame handguns.

Daniel Defense Build Your DDM4 Flyaway Sweepstakes

Win a trip to visit the Daniel Defense plant to see the manufacturing process—and build your very own custom rifle.

Sportsman’s Guide Launches "Share The Thrill" Campaign

The longtime outdoor sporting goods retailer's rebranding campaign centers on uniting sportsman.

Inside and Out: Shaneen Allen Case is a Mockery of Justice

Police officers from the jurisdiction where a single mom faces charges for mistakenly carrying her gun, question the cost of gun laws and prosecution run amuck.

Steyr S-A1 Compact .40 S&W Pistol

This sleek, compact Austrian-made polymer pistol packs a punch with a comfortable level of felt recoil.

The Armed Citizen® August 17, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

5 Defensive-Shooting Tips to Avoid

Lifelong gun owners are usually well-meaning, but often they dole out some “sage” defensive shooting advice that is in desperate need of salt.

The Armed Citizen® August 14, 2014

Read three more amazing stories of self-defense in the latest online edition of The Armed Citizen®.

The AR-15 for Home Defense: Reliability

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. Here he discusses the platform's user-resolvable reliability issues and ones best solved by a gunsmith.

The Home of the “Hairy Ones”

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. From the Oct. 7, 1915, Arms & The Man, is the story of the French infantry—the poilu, the “hairy ones” —as the shelled, bombed, filthy, bearded men fought and died to throw the Germans out of their homeland. How frontline? Try 75 feet from the Germans.

This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 13, 2014

We kick off our four-part series, “The Handguns of August,” which features the pistols and revolvers used throughout The Great War.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911U

This well-constructed concealed-carry slab side is light weight and ready to go with a crisp, clean trigger pull.

"Be Weatherby" Sweepstakes Announced

You can win a Weatherby Vanguard Series 2, WBY-X rifle or PA-08 pump shotgun.

ARES Defense Mission Configurable Rifle (MCR)

The ARES Defense MCR's flexibility lends itself to being a carbine, an infantry rifle or a belt-fed light machine gun. Watch a video of it here.

NSSF Report: Rising Gun Sales Suggest a "New Normal"

Backed by the latest NICS numbers, the firearms industry trade association rejects the notion that firearm ownership is on the decline.

Win a Bergara Custom Rifle!

You can take home a Bergara BCR13 Sport Hunter—but you have to enter to win! Read more to learn how.

NRA Benefactor Honored at Prestigious National Event

Prominent gold and rare coins expert Michael Fuljenz, sponsor of ARTV's "I Have This Old Gun," was bestowed with multiple awards.

So, Really, Where is the .22 Rimfire Ammo?

Will the .22 LR shortage ever end? Is there even a shortage—or just a perceived one? On your behalf, we keep asking, "where's the ammo?" See what Federal Premium had to say.

Automatic Pistol, Caliber .30, Model of 1918

Officially adopted in the midst of our involvement in WWI, the Pedersen device was kept secret.

Hatsan USA Model 125 Sniper Vortex Air Rifle

This high-performance Turkish-made .22-caliber pellet gun offers quiet, accurate shooting at a gun and ammo price shooters can afford.

Reactor Watches

Common features of Reactor watches include a screw-down crown and solid screwbars.

Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the January 1955 issue, Col. Charles Askins describes, in terms from a bygone era, the fundamentals and possibilities of point shooting.

Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25X 56 mm

Leupold Tactical’s Mark 8 riflescope was built to provide military and law-enforcement users with an optic that will not fail, no matter the size of the rifle or the range between it and its target.

WinchesterTV.com Is Live!

Winchester Ammunition has launched WinchesterTV.com, its new, online destination site with more than 175 television episodes featuring dynamic hunts and adventures captured on film during the past decade.

Prepper Dry

When the you-know-what hits the fan, your powder had better be dry and Drierite collects moisture from the air faster than election-year polls attract dead Chicago liberals.

Browning T-Bolt Varminter .22 WMR, Left Hand

The Browning T-bolt rifle, which was re-introduced in 2006, has blossomed into two major variations—Sporter and Target/Varmint models.

This Week on American Rifleman TV: August 6, 2014

Staying in Columbia, Mo., for the MidwayUSA & NRA Bianchi Cup National Championship, American Rifleman takes a closer look at the guns and gear used for this historic action-pistol competition.

It Could be a Contender

For those who simply want something simple and easy for teaching beginners and shooting informal matches, Wiley Clapp says there's nothing quite like Thompson/Center Contender.

ShotKam

Using a mini television camera linked to a computer, the ShotKam reveals the gun’s front bead in relation to the target as the shot is made.

The AR-15 for Home Defense: Penetration Tests

In the Sept. 2014 issue of American Rifleman, Field Editor Stanton Wormley explores the concept and construction of a home-defense AR. During that project, he tested different ammunitions to see how they would perform in a home-defense scenario. Here are the results.

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By Dave Campbell
July 08, 2014

Dave Campbell offers a look at the most popular all-around sporting cartridges.

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will bradley wrote:
August 25, 2014

The author neglected to mention the 55 grain remington accellerator sabot loaded for the 06... This to me makes the 30-06 the best all around ...Hands down... at 4150 fps and 1/2 in drop at 300 yds ...it fills the varminteers needs.... like most specialty rounds...good luck finding them...

RaceBannon wrote:
August 24, 2014

Before coyotes and wild pigs became popular hunting options the 30-06 was the way to go. As a thirty year 30-06 shooter I have recently gone over to the 7mm-08. It is more fun to shoot coyotes with and works fine on deer. On the upper end I have gone to a 338 win mag rather than a 300 win mag. Trajectory is close and the 338 is every bit as accurate. If I had to choose two, those would be mine. If I had to choose one it would be the 30-06.

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