Verney-Carron Speedline “Stop & Go” Rifle

Introduction: So What Kind of Rifle Is This? Verney-Carron are famous for their superb double rifles which feature an innovative double under-locking system that obviates the need for a top extension, and thus leaves the breech completely uncluttered for reloading. Owners of these rifles I've met seem very happy with them and watching them in action ...

The Savage Rascal

One of the important things one should do as a shooter who is also a parent is to introduce your children to shooting in a fun but disciplined way from the earliest practical age. That earliest practical age will vary from child to child but it will depend on their maturity, attitude, motor skills, and ...

Blaser R8

Introduction Straight pull hunting rifles have been around for a over a century and yet their acceptance in the United States has been only moderate, whereas in Europe and Britain it has been enthusiastic. The reasons for this are in all likelihood not simply based on practicalities or performance, but a result of firearms legislation and ...

The 450/400 3″ Nitro Express

History The 450/400 3" Nitro Express is a cartridge that not so many people write about, probably for the same reason that you don't hear a lot about the 9.3x62 either: they are quiet achievers. The 450/400 3" was an evolution of the older 450/400 3¼" Black Powder Express cartridge that was given a new lease ...

The 9.3x62mm, A Quiet Achiever

Introduction The 9.3x62 is a caliber that is common in Europe, well known in Africa, especially in countries that were once German colonies, and quite uncommon in the United States. In Europe almost, if not all, rifle manufacturers chamber their rifles for this caliber be they Sako, Sauer, Mauser, Heym, Merkel, Haenel, Blaser, CZ or others. ...

W.J. Jeffery .600 Nitro Express Rifle

The .600 Nitro Express was the largest of the classic safari cartridges of the golden age of big game hunting in Africa and India. The ammunition was so expensive that it came in boxes of five, and the rifles made for it were very few. .600 Nitro Express ammunition was expensive and was sold in ...

LeMat Centerfire Carbine

Known as the "Grape Shot Revolver" the Le Mat was a much liked arm of Confederate officers during the American Civil War, being a favorite of Major General J.E.B. Stuart amongst others. There is no wonder that the Le Mat was a popular arm, although quite large it offered no less than nine shots from ...