NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Precision Hunter Build—Caliber and Rifle

by
posted on July 24, 2016

The first step of a Precision Hunter build is to choose a caliber capable of the name. For that, I selected one of my favorite cartridges—the 6.5 Creedmoor. Introduced in 2007 by Hornady, the 6.5 Creedmoor has distinguished itself as an inherently accurate and flat shooting cartridge. With cartridge selected, the options for economy rifles were narrowed a bit. In the end, the Ruger American Predator was chosen for its cold-hammer-forged barrel, reliable action and the excellent Ruger Marksman Adjustable trigger.

For previous installments in this series, please enjoy the following:

NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Precision Hunter Build—The Theory 
NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Precision Hunter Build--Rifle Stock and Bedding

Latest

Benelli Montefeltro 2023
Benelli Montefeltro 2023

New For 2023: Benelli Montefeltro

Benelli’s Montefeltro, a go-to favorite for many discerning shotgunners, has been redesigned for 2023, making the sporting classic an even more rigid backbone of the company’s upland and clay-target shotgun lineup.

Buy A Trijicon Thermal Optic, Get A Free Tenmile Riflescope

Purchase a new Trijicon REAP-IR 3 or IR-HUNTER 2 scope through one of the company’s Electro Optics retailers before February 1, and you qualify to receive a select model of a Trijicon Tenmile riflescope.

5 Hot New Airguns For 2023

This year at SHOT Show 2023, there is an exciting corner of the marketplace that, given the economic downturn, should be one of the most appealing. Here are some of this year’s hottest airguns.

Kahr P9: Designed For Personal Protection

Company founder Justin Moon had assembled a small team to help make and market his first pistol by 1993. The few prototype P9s they produced for testing and review were getting glowing feedback, and by 1994, Kahr Firearms began shipping guns.

The Colt Peacemaker: Hollywood’s Shooting Star

For many of us, our first exposure to the Single Action Army wasn’t on the shooting range—it was on the silver screen at Saturday matinees, and, later, on television. After all, you can’t film a Western movie or TV Western without sixguns.

Colt's Pythons: Then & Now

Colt's Pythons are some of the most iconic revolvers ever made, and the interest continues to build, especially given Colt's recent re-introduction of the Python revolver in 2020.

Interests



Get the best of American Rifleman delivered to your inbox.