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Marlin Model 795 Review

The 795 is Marlin’s most inexpensive 22 rimfire and one of the most inexpensive 22’s you can get in semi-automatic. I initially picked up this rimfire to use for light gopher shooting duty and have used it for plinking as well. At around $150 in the US and $219 in Canada, it’s definitely well priced. Marlin […]

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Savage Axis

Hunting Rifles for Beginners

When it comes down to newcomers to the sport of big game hunting, one of the most common questions that comes up is which rifle to buy, and which caliber. For which caliber, check out my Popular Hunting Cartridge Ballistic Shootout. To make things quick, any of those cartridges will do the job, even the […]

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AR180B safety and trigger

AR-180B Review

The ArmaLite AR-18 was initially designed as a lower priced competitor to the AR-15. It uses stamped metal construction instead of milling, similar to rifles like the AK47. The AR180B is a modernized, semi-automatic version of the AR18 that uses a polymer lower and more AR parts. If you’re really interested in the history, check out the […]

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Zastava M70 Review

Although the name says Charles Daly, this is really a Zastava M70 rifle at the heart. The Zastava brand has been gaining in strength in North America to the point where they no longer need to white label their products with brands like Remington, Century International Arms, or Charles Daly, because the Zastava brand stands on its own. This particular […]

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Ruger No1 action

Stainless Rifles for Hunting

Stainless steel rifles, sometimes called “All-Weather Rifles”, offer better weather protection than standard blued barrels and actions. If you hunt where it rains, or if you bring rifles in out of the frigid cold and have to deal with condensation, they can keep rust away and keep your rifle looking great without having to be […]

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Steyr Scout Review

And now, for something completely different. While I have been doing a lot of reviews on budget bolt action rifles, here’s a decidedly non-budget, yet still utilitarian bolt action rifle. Here in Canada, the Steyr Mannlicher Scout clocks in at around $2,500 while in the US, it goes for around $2,000. And while I’m not […]

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Henry US Survival Rifle (AR-7) Review

Henry US Survival Rifle (AR-7) Another niche rimfire rifle. While the Henry U.S. Survival Rifle is similar in price to the Henry Classic Lever Action 22, the design reflects a completely different purpose. The Armalite AR-7 Explorer that the Henry is based on was originally designed as a pilot’s survival weapon. Packed away in its […]

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Henry Lever Action .22 Rifle Review

Why a Lever Action .22? Henry rifles were recently on sale here in Canada, so I’ve got 2 to review: the Henry Lever Action 22, and the Henry US Survival Rifle. Interestingly enough, on-sale they were around the same price. But where the US Survival rifle was compact, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, and could float, the Henry Lever […]

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M1 Garand for Hunting

The M1 Garand is an extremely iconic military rifle here in North America and a recent burst of receivers imported to Canada have increased their availability. Many more Canadians are building M1 Garands from those receivers and making use of the newly increased $500 import limit for US parts. I won’t get into why the […]

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Ruger American Review

Within the budget bolt action rifle category, the Ruger American is one of the newer designs, near the top price-range in this category, but it also comes with the most features. I think Ruger has done a great job of jamming in a lot of high-end features at a low-ish cost, without making any deal-breaking […]

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