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Heavy Metal: The Ruger SR-762 Review

Building on the acclaim of the two-stage gas piston system in its SR-556 AR-style rifle, Ruger has up-sized the design for the gun’s big brother, the .30-cal. SR-762, resulting in a fully mature system in an accurate and versatile new platform with even more power.


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Throwback Thursday: Rifle Shooting in Denmark

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the August 1949 issue, Philip Sharpe laments on the hardships imposed on shooters by German occupation forces and gun registration lists.

American Rifleman TV Schedule August 2014

Tune in Wednesday nights on the Outdoor Channel for the latest episode of American Rifleman TV. Here's what we've got in store for the month of August.

Weatherby Partners with Outdoor Women Unlimited

One lucky OWU will win a WBY-X Blaze rifle. Get all the details here.

CMMG Unveils Mk4 V Series

For varmints or other long-range shots, CMMG's new Mk4 V and Mk4 V2 rifles, both chambered in 5.56x45 mm, offer distinct advantages.

Mossberg Signs Pro Shooter Trevor Baucom

Baucom will compete with Mossberg shotguns and bolt-Action rifles.

A Look Back at the 1886 Winchester

A timeless design by a youthful John Browning combined with superb manufacturing quality keeps this 128-year-old rifle alive today.


By NRA Staff
September 14, 2012

If you had to choose one gun—and only one gun—to get you through a disaster (be it traditional or zombie-related), what would it be? If you could have one firearm (that’s realistically available) to protect yourself, your family and your assets, what would it be and why? Here are 10 choices made by some of the editors and contributors in NRA Publications. What would you choose? Let us know.

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Bob Pietsch wrote:
July 30, 2014

Agree with the M4/AR reasoning. However, the 12ga., 10/22 arguments work depending upon your situation. Sidearm - 1911. Thinking ahead and preparation are the key, no matter your preferances.

Busterdog1 wrote:
July 30, 2014

This is a no-brainer, my choice would be the M-4 given the choices above. My S&W MT-15 T in 5.56 /.223 would be my first choice, followed by a good 12 Ga Pump.

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