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Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Today’s riflescope is tougher, more precise with its elevation and windage adjustments, and has much...
Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

Long-Range Warriors: The USMC M40 Rifles

From the American Rifleman Archives: U.S. Marine Corps M40-series rifles have earned their reputation as...
Tested: Hi-Lux XTC1-4X34 Riflescope

Tested: Hi-Lux XTC1-4X34 Riflescope

In 1966, James Leatherwood started Leatherwood Optics, and the U.S. Army would soon issue his...
USMC Scout Snipers Choose Nightforce Optics

USMC Scout Snipers Choose Nightforce Optics

The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Nightforce Optics (nightforceoptics.com) for its Advanced Tactical Riflescope (ATACR)...
America's Snipers in The Great War

America's Snipers in The Great War

A century ago, American snipers fought in both the trenches of France and in the...
NRA Gun of the Week: CZ 455 Varmint Precision Trainer Camo Rifle

NRA Gun of the Week: CZ 455 Varmint Precision Trainer Camo Rifle

American Rifleman’s Christopher Olsen reviews a rimfire trainer from CZ.
Special Presentation: Sniping in World War II

Special Presentation: Sniping in World War II

In this presentation, Major Plaster will discuss and show imagery of the snipers, their tactics...
American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

American Rifleman Special Presentations Set For Dallas

At the NRA Annual Meeting & Exhibits in Dallas, American Rifleman will host six Special...
Friends of NRA Offers Major Jim Land Commemorative Rifle

Friends of NRA Offers Major Jim Land Commemorative Rifle

Friends of NRA is commemorating the long service and lasting legacy of Major Edward James...
The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The Guns of Veracruz 1914

The landings at Veracruz saw the early combat use of several American small arms that...
Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

Sniping From Below: Periscope Rifles in World War I

World War I saw the widespread introduction of many, what we would call, “modern” arms,...
The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 6: Soviet Sniping, 1939-1945

After the Great War, Soviet Russia sought to upgrade its military capability—especially when it came...
Guns of the Tet Offensive

Guns of the Tet Offensive

Advanced American firepower, coupled with traditional G.I. ingenuity and courage held the line during the...
SHOT Show 2018: Lithgow LA105 Woomera Rifle

SHOT Show 2018: Lithgow LA105 Woomera Rifle

The LA105 Woomera (an Australian Aboriginal word for “spear thrower”) from Lithgow Arms evolved out...
How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

How NRA Trained America’s Snipers To Fight “Over There”

During World War I, America’s top riflemen and British and Canadian instructors ran the United...
The Keefe Report: Canadian Sniper's Longest Shot

The Keefe Report: Canadian Sniper's Longest Shot

Already well known for the excellence of its snipers—who work in pairs—a Canadian sniper in...
The Allies Strike Back: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 5

The Allies Strike Back: The Genesis Of Sniping, Part 5

Without a suitable sniping rifle, and with no training organization in place, the Allies struggled...
Unsung Hero: The Mk 248 MOD 1

Unsung Hero: The Mk 248 MOD 1

The .300 Win. Mag. cartridge was a veritable game-changer in the military sniping community—especially in...
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