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Rifle Magazine
July - August 2003
Volume 35, Number 4
ISSN: 0162-3583
Number 208
On the cover...
Shoemaker's Model 98 Mauser .458 Winchester Magnum won't win any beauty contests, but it handles potentially dangerous game as well as any "show-room"rifle. Rifle photo by Dave Scovill. Moose photo by Ron Spomer.
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6 Iron Sights
Spotting Scope -
Dave Scovill
12 The Hunter's Tracks - 100 Percent Weight Retention
On Target -
Ross Seyfried
16 Nelson's Custom Guns, Inc.
Custom Corner -
Stan Trzoniec
18 The Optics of Irons
Optics -
John Barsness
22 Other Bolt Actions
Ruger, Browning and CZ
John Barsness
30 Ken's Ross's, And Lisa's Favorite Rifle
A .256 Mannlicher we have known.
Ross Seyfried
38 Beauty and the Beast
A serious look at a serious rifle!
Phil Shoemaker
46 Make Your Firearms Safe
Are your guns safe?
Brian Pearce
52 French MAS Model 36 Rifle
The last of the military bolt rifles.
Al Miller
56 Rifle Shooting Tips
Get on target!
Brian Pearce
62 .22 Magnum
Bridging the gap
John Haviland
68 Gun Digest 2003
Book Reviews -
R.H. VanDenburg, Jr.
75 What's New in the Marketplace
Inside Product News -
Don Polacek
87 Bore Tech Cleaning Aids
Product Tests -
102 Just Enough Gun
Rifles & Woodsmoke -
John Barsness
- Article Bites -
The Optics of Irons

Most American hunters born after World War II have hunted big game only with telescopic sights. This is understandable, since we see better through scopes, especially in dim light, and ...

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What's New in the Marketplace

Steiner 15x56 Big Horn

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Bore Tech Cleaning Aids

Bore Tech Cleaning Aids


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Beauty and the Beast

Davy Crockett reportedly referred to his long rifle as “Ole Betsy.” Hal Waugh, Alaska’s first Master Guide, called his favorite Winchester Model 70 .375 Weatherby “Big Nan.” Personally I’ve never been much of one for naming in...

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