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A Modern Classic: The Winchester Model 1885 Hunter Rimfire .17 Winchester Super Magnum Varmints beware When a classic rifle meets the fastest commercially available rimfire cartridge, it is a union worthy of a very close look.   History As the model number suggests, the Winchester Model 1885 has been around for well over a century. It is a single-shot rifle with a falling block action, of which two models were produced – a Low Wall and a High Wall. The High Wall receiver has sides that extend up to the top of the barrel, whereas the Low Wall receiver sides … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Winchester’s Model 94 Trails End Takedown My first real deer rifle was a Winchester Model 94 30-30 and with it I harvested my first deer, a white tail doe. While that was almost half a century ago, it is just a fraction in time considering this rifle was introduced back in 1894. And what a history it has been, including the fact that there are now over 7.5 million in existence. Wow! That is a lot of rifles. I also discovered, when delving into the history of the 94, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! The pros and cons to the short and fat powder column With gun sales flat at the dawn of the new century, the industry needed a shot of pizzazz – a new cartridge, one with the magical ability to suspend the laws of physics or, failing that, at least inflame the buying public’s interest. In 2001, Winchester introduced the 300 Winchester Short Magnum, or 300 WSM. The 300 WSM cartridge is based on the .404 Jeffery cartridge, which is shortened to fit a short rifle action. The WSM introduced the short, … Read more »

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