September 2013

FEATURES SM 12 CLASSY CROSSOVER By Jon R. Sundra For…

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SM 12 CLASSY CROSSOVER By Jon R. Sundra
For the fields or the range, Steyr-Mannlicher’s Euro-American optimized hybrid hits the mark.

UPGRADED CIVIL WARRIOR By Clair Rees
With roots from bygone battles, Henry’s new .45-70 brings a powerful punch to hunters.

THE SURVIVALIST’S XCALIBER By Dennis Adler
One gun, 11 calibers! It’s time to take the “bring enough gun” theme to the extreme!

RUGGED NEW RUGER By Denis Prisbrey
With glass for going long or without for brush-country close-ups, here’s a Guide you can count on!

YUGO-BORN N-PAP M70 By Denis Prisbrey
With Century’s new imports, now you can have an AK-variant and enhance it with glass.

WORTHY ONES By Mark Kayser
A roundup of single-shot rifles—from high-dollar classics to knock-around truck guns!

SNIPER SENSE By Jay Langston
Shooting and pre-hunt tips from world-record shot holder and American hero James Gilliland.

RIGHT-ON REPLICAS By Dennis Adler
Walther nails the plinking and training fun with a pair of 416 .22s and one airsoft G36!

CASTLE CARBINE KEL-TEC SUB-2000 By John Higgs
Paired with your sidearm, this compact pistol-cal. carbine adds versatility to your home-defense plans!

COMPACT .308 HOG DROPPER By Clair Rees
On 300-plus-pound Texas hogs, DPMS/Panther’s Compact Hunter brings the potent big-game pop!


DEPARTMENTS

FIRE IN THE HOLE
Our editor takes the first shots
By Nino Bosaz

AMMO BOX
Hornady .30 Carbine with Auto-Ordnance
By Scott W. Wagner

RIFLEMAN’S OPTICS
Picking the right reticle
By Wayne van Zwoll

HANDLOADING
The 10-shot rule for testing loads
By Richard Mann

EXTREME AIR
Quiet time with Airforce and Umarex
By John Fasano

PEAK PERFORMANCE
Practice when you plink
By John M. Buol, Jr.

MILITARIA
Short Mag Lee Enfield
By Will Dabbs, MD

LONG GUN LEGENDS
The Magnum Man—Elmer Keith By F.W DeMara

RIFLE Rx
Recoil pads done right
By Bryce M. Towsley

FIRING BACK
The Walking Dead’s Michael Rooker
By John Fasano

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