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RATTLING RUTTING WHITETAILS

Rattling can bring rutting whitetail bucks in on a string. Mike Stroff shares his two top tips for getting the most from this calling technique.

Long-Range Rifle Setup

From effective airline travel to zeroing-in upon arrival to adding minutes via a scope base underneath your scope, Pate tells all.

Motion Management

Your rifle shouldn’t push you around. Team Savage shooter Patrick Kelley identifies some of the main ways firearms move on us, and explains the best ways to beat them.

Advanced Optics

Modern optics do amazing things, but that’s only if you do your part. Team Savage’s Stan Pate explains two critical concepts you need to master.

HOW TO SIGHT IN A RIFLE

A solid sight-in is the foundation of accurate, consistent shooting. Use this step-by-step rundown to properly sight in your Savage firearm.

CUSTOMIZING YOUR SAVAGE MSR

Put all the right elements together to turn your high-performance Savage MSR into one built around your specific wants, needs and shooting

HOW TO CLEAN THE A17

The A17™ is one of the hottest semi-automatic rimfire rifles ever made. Check out these easy instructions for keeping it shooting its very best.

BORESIGHTING YOUR RIFLE

Before you can zero your rifle, you first need to align the bore to the reticle of the scope. Check out these three easy boresighting methods.

HOW TO ADJUST THE ACCUTRIGGER

Get the most from your Savage rifle. Tailor its AccuTrigger pull weight to suit your preferences by following these step-by-step instructions.

HOW TO MOUNT A SCOPE

Get the most accuracy out of any firearm with a properly secured optic. Take the guesswork out of scope-mounting with this easy-to-follow

MAKE YOUR SLUG GUN SHOOT BETTER

Slug guns don’t have to mean sacrificing accuracy. Mike Stroff reveals his best ways to extend range and enhance precision.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: SMART OPTICS

Antelope hunts can involve a lot of walking, which makes it critical to minimize the weight of your gear. Here’s how to

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: GLASS WITH A RED DOT

Glassing food sources during midsummer is a great way to take inventory of bucks. Learn how to use a red dot with a spotting scope to

RATTLING RUTTING WHITETAILS

Rattling can bring rutting whitetail bucks in on a string. Mike Stroff shares his two top tips for getting the most from this calling technique.

HOG HUNTING: PIGS UNDER PRESSURE

Wild hogs are ruled by their appetite, but they’re not pushovers. Mike Stroff explains the role hunting pressure plays in how pigs use food sources.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: DO YOUR HOMEWORK

For most hunters, an antelope tag is a rare treat. Mike Stroff stresses the importance of pre-season homework to ensure his hunts are a success.

ELK GUIDE: DRESS THE PART

Proper clothing kills elk by letting you hunt hard and stay in the field in any conditions. Mike Stroff runs through each layer of his elk apparel.

ELK GUIDE: CHOOSE AN OUTFITTER

Make sure your outfitted elk hunt is the dream it’s supposed to be. Use this criteria to sort through the many outfitter options before booking a

BEAR TACTICS: THE POWER OF PATIENCE

When a promising bait site appears to go cold, it doesn’t mean the bears have left.Learn about the phenomenon and why a patient approach pays off.

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: T-POST TRAIL CAMERAS

Trail cameras are invaluable scouting tools for deer and other game. Mike Stroff shares his simple method for setting up camera sites wherever he

TURKEY PATTERN PERFECTION

Don’t gloss over the details when patterning your turkey shotgun. Learn how to choose a gun, optic, ammo and choke combination to produce lethal

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: BINOCULAR BUCKS

Most of us prefer to hunt with compact, lightweight binoculars. But when scouting large fields in the off–season, it pays to take a different

MIDSUMMER SCOUTING: RUBS AND WATERHOLES

Off—season scouting can reveal a lot about the biggest bucks. Learn how to use last season’s sign and water holes to keep tabs on bucks during summer.

LATE SEASON WHITETAILS: FOLLOW THE FOOD

Run down from the rut, late-season bucks are slaves to their stomachs. Mike Stroff explains how he uses food sources to kill bucks at the buzzer.

PLANNING A HUNT TO AFRICA

Africa should be on the bucket list for any serious hunter.Mike Stroff walks through the pre-hunt checklist he uses to ensure every trip is a good one.

HOG HUNTING: OUTSMART FEEDER BEATERS

Wild hogs are tough, big animals that take a heavy toll on feeders Learn how to beat pigs at this game and keep them from cleaning out your feeders.

HOG HUNTING: SET UP A FEED TROUGH

In many areas, it’s the only effective way to hunt wary wild hogs. Mike Stroff explains how to create and hunt feed sites to bring home the bacon.

ANTELOPE GUIDE: CALIBER CHOICE

Hunters tend to choose over-size cartridges when chasing speed goats. Mike Stroff explains why this is a mistake and reveals his top antelope

PIGEON PRIMER

Don't think of them as pigeons—think of them as a fun way to improve your skills for when game bird seasons open in fall. Here’s how to start

BEAR TACTICS: IRON SIGHTS

A quality scope is usually the best tool for hunters to place accurate, lethal shots. But not always. Bear hunting's unique demands often make iron

TWO-TONE TURKEYS

Pulling a hook-spurred gobbler into range is sometimes all about creating the illusion that you’re multiple hens he can’t risk losing. Mike Stroff reveals

SPECIAL ORDER TOMS

The Savage Model 212 and 220 bolt-action shotguns stand out in a world filled with cookie-cutter turkey guns. But there’s only one way to get them.