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The Hardest and Easiest Ammo to Buy Right Now

Gun owners are at the point in the ammo shortage when they’d be happy to find something—anything—to shoot. What started as a COVID-induced blip has turned into the worst ammunition shortage in recent memory, and industry insiders are predicting it will last through the end of the year. Hunters and...

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The Best Deer Cartridge You’ve Probably Never Shot

Remember that old children’s story, “Goldilocks and the Three Bears?” Some take the moral as a warning against breaking and entering, but most folks probably remember the story’s lesson about moderation: not too hot, not too cold, not too hard, not too soft—just right. The .257 Roberts is the...

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How to Restore an Old Gun Stock

Synthetic stocks and stainless steel barrels have rightfully earned their spot on contemporary hunting firearms. MeatEater fully supports the rifle revolution, as you can see in our collaboration with Weatherby. That being said, hunters tend to be a nostalgic bunch. Geriatric shoulder mounts, honey...

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What the “Universal Background Check” Bill Means for Gun Owners

Most hunters know that purchasing a firearm from a licensed dealer requires the purchaser to pass a background check conducted through the federal instant check system. In many states, however, purchasers can also buy guns in private transactions that do not require the buyer to pass a background...

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How to Correctly Clean a Shotgun

The shotgun is often the forgotten firearm when it comes to cleaning. Maybe it’s the simplicity or lack of rifling, but when cleaning day comes around, the smoothbores are usually last to get the grease. That’s not smart if you want your rig to keep dumping gobblers and greenheads for decades to...

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Caliber Battle: .300 Blackout vs. 7.62x39mm Soviet

Tacti-cool cartridges don’t always make the jump to the deer blind. The .300 AAC Blackout and the 7.62x39mm Soviet share ballistic similarities with the .30-30 Win., but while hunters laud the .30-30 as an excellent deer cartridge, they rarely give the same credit to the Blackout or the Soviet. The...