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The Variable-Power Optic: History & Performance

When it comes to riflescopes, variable-power units have become almost ubiquitous. To better understand variable scopes—and how to use them properly—you need to know how they work.

Volkssturmgewehr: The German VG1-5 'People's Storm Rifle'

While many are familiar with more widely known examples of late World War II German small arms like the MP44 and Gewehr 43, few know of the simplistic "People's Storm Rifle" designed and built specifically for use by the conscripted Volkssturm, the VG1-5 Volkssturmgewehr.

The .416 Rigby: History and Performance

Designed from the ground up by William Rigby of the British firm John Rigby & Co., the .416 Rigby matched the power of the .404 Jeffery while also being compatible with bolt-action feed systems.

Rifleman Q&A: Clip vs. Magazine

An American Rifleman reader requests information about the difference between clips and magazines.

Book Review: Classic Guns Of The World Series

Since 1974, Schiffer Publishing has been producing high-quality, glossy-paged books on nearly every type of antique of interest to the collector’s market. For arms and militaria collectors, the publisher’s Schiffer Military branch has been the go-to for books on nearly every aspect of 20th-century military material.

A Remington Model 721 On Safari

A Remington Model 721 bolt-action—forerunner of the Model 700—was the author’s constant companion in Africa. And even though the gun itself is unremarkable, it is the center of stories that are anything but.

The ArmaLite Story

The history of ArmaLite is long and tortured, filled with marvelous innovation and crushingly bad timing. Yet, now it looks like its day has finally dawned.

ARTV Preview: New Colt Wheel Guns, Kel-Tec P17 and The Gewehr 33/40

This week on American Rifleman Television, we go behind-the-scenes to see how Colt makes its revolvers, test the Kel-Tec P17 pistol and examine the history of the German Gewehr 33/40 rifle.

Straight-Pull Shooter: The Savage Impulse

Fast to operate, accurate on target and possessing a modular design that’s configurable for either right- or left-handed shooters, the Savage Impulse sets a new standard for affordability in the rarified realm of straight-pull rifles.

The Professional Hunter's Rifle

A professional hunter’s rifle is possibly the most important tool of his trade, and that which often keeps the close calls from becoming radio calls for help.

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