Home » Rifles (page 2)

Rifles

Marlin 336

The Marlin 336 was introduced in 1948 as an upgrade to the Marlin 36. The Marlin 336 improved on the earlier model 36 by using a chrome-plated round bolt for added strength, improving the extractor design, adopting the two-piece firing pin from Marlin’s model 93, and swapping out the flat mainspring for a coil mainspring. Articles on the Marlin 336 ...

Read More »

Winchester Rifles

Popular Winchester rifles include: Winchester Model 70 Winchester Model 94 Articles on Winchester Rifles Setting the standard: Winchester’s Model 1892 perfected the pistol-caliber lever action When introduced, the Model 1892 had to have made quite a stir. At that time the average deer rifle (rifle–not carbine) weighed about 81/2 to nine pounds or more. Eight and one half pounds was ...

Read More »

Left Hand Rifles

Being a southpaw and a shooter presents many challenges. You can either try to learn to shoot right-handed, you can use a right-handed rifle left-handed, or you can buy one of the few left-hand rifles. Most of us lefties simply cannot shoot right-handed. I couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn shooting with my wrong hand. If we could ...

Read More »

Ruger Mini-14

The Ruger Mini-14 was introduced by Ruger in 1974 as a scaled down version of the M-14 battle rifle. The M-14 rifle uses the 7.62mm (.308) cartridge, while the Mini-14 is chambered in the 5.56mm (.223) caliber. The Mini-14 inherited much of its design from the M-14 rifle, including most of the gas system, the rotating bolt, and the safety ...

Read More »

Winchester Model 94

Articles on the Winchester Model 94 The woods loafer’s gun: Winchester’s darling .25-35 WCF is back Introduced in the Model 94 Winchester in 1895 together with the .30-30 and discontinued in 1952, Winchester’s mild-mannered .25-35 is back in the Model 94 line. It’s about time, for it’s a pleasant little cartridge, easy to shoot, easy on the shoulder, easy to ...

Read More »

Colt Rifles

Colt Firearms is best known for its handguns, but Colt also has a long tradition of manufacturing rifles. The most well-known Colt rifle is the Colt AR-15 semi-automatic assault rifle. The Colt Sauer is a classic bolt-action hunting rifle, available in eleven popular calibers from .22-250 to .458 Winchester Magnum. Colt has also manufactured .22 caliber rifles, such as the ...

Read More »

Mossberg Rifles

The first Mossberg rifles were manufactured in 1922. Mossberg has become well-known for its inexpensive and reliable shotguns, but Mossberg has also manufactured a good variety of rifles over the years. The only rifle currently manufactured by Mossberg is the Mossberg 100 ATR (All Terrain Rifle). The Mossberg 100 ATR is a bolt-action rifle available in .270 or .30-06. Articles ...

Read More »

Weatherby Rifles

Weatherby rifles set a standard for magnum-caliber hunting rifles. Weatherby expanded on that legacy with the introduction of the Weatherby TRR (Threat Response Rifle). In addition to manufacturing rifles in the United States, Weatherby also imports Howa rifles from Japan. Articles on Weatherby Rifles Weatherby gives women out-of-the-box accuracy Weatherby has made a version of the Vanguard for just about ...

Read More »

XM8

The XM8 rifle is currently in testing to determine if it will replace the venerable M-16 as the standard rifle of the United States Armed Forces. There are three variants of the XM8: a compact version with a collapsible stock and a 9.5-inch barrel, a baseline version with a 12.5 inch barrel and a designated marksman version with a 20-inch ...

Read More »

Remington 700

The Remington 700 bolt-action centerfire rifle was introduced in 1962 and is considered by many to be the most accurate out-of-the-box production rifle on the market. Articles on the Remington 700 The Remington 700 When the Remington Model 700 first appeared 38 years ago, it was an instant hit with American shooters. Since that time, more than 3 1/2 million ...

Read More »