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A Beginner’s Guide to Shotguns

Shotguns are one of the most useful tools in your arsenal. A reliable shotgun works wonders for home defense, hunting, training, and clay sports. Shotguns are among the most versatile guns out there. Many experts say that if they could just have one gun, it would be a shotgun. However, there are many different types on the market, separated by gauge as well as action. This guide introduces those new to shotguns in a concise manner.

Guntec USA Extended Bolt Release

Airguns and Airsoft

New Product Round Up — SHOT Day 4

For those who may never have heard of the SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) it is the largest gun show in the world. Unfortunately, because it is a trade show, it is not open to the public. That does not mean you will not have a front row seat at The Shooter’s Log. We have been busy running from booth to booth to discover what’s new in Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Airguns, Accessories, and Optics.

Savage Model 110 rifle with user-­adjustable AccuFit system

Firearms

New Rifles for 2018 — SHOT Show Edition

There was little doubt that 2018 is going to be a gun worthy year. Savage Arms alone launched about 100 new models. Weatherby announced that is is done with California and plans to pull up stakes and set roots in the gun-friendly state of Wyoming—and then the guns…

Weatherby 6.5-.300 banner

General

Flat, Hard Hitting, and Accurate: Weatherby Releases 6.5-300

In 2016, Weatherby reviewed existing calibers and determined it was time to introduce a cartridge that had been in development by Roy Weatherby since the early 1960s—the 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum. The 6.5-300 quite simply, does everything that the 6.5 Creedmoor does, but better. An increase in speed of over 500 fps is just the start.

CZ wood-stock budget shotgun

Competitive Shooting

Top Seven Shotgun Choices for Bustin’ Clays on a Budget

Don’t let images from Garden & Gun magazine or the Beretta Gallery scare you off to learning skeet and trap shooting. It’s not just for those with an unlimited budget. There are plenty of quality clay-busting shotguns that are also well within budget. Check out this list of seven of our favorite affordable competition shotguns.

News

Last Chance to View Coming Products at NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits

Take a quick look at these videos on the Springfield Range Officer Compact 9mm, Weatherby Element Semi-Auto Shotgun, Otis Star Chamber Cleaner, Mossberg Blaze 47 rifle, Weatherby Orion O/U Shotgun, and Mossberg Blaze 22 LR to see if you want to chase down these products on the last day of the 2015 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits.

Weatherby 28 gauge SA-08 Shotgun with wood stock and forearm

Consumer Information

Weatherby Recalls SA-08 28 Gauge Shotguns

Weatherby, Inc. has announced a product recall on certain SA-08 28-gauge shotguns made on March 11, 2013 and after. The shotguns affected have serial numbers from AN00001 through AN02802. Weatherby will fix your shotgun for free. Click this post to find out if your SA-08 is affected.

Dave Dolbee posed with trophy wild boar and Weatherby .257 Magnum rifle

Hunting and Outdoors

Gearing Up for Wild Hogs

Hogs may be the perfect game animal whether you are a novice hunter or seasoned veteran. Hogs are smart, tough, great eating and cheap to hunt. Best of all, in most areas you can hunt hogs year-round, so you’ll never again have an excuse to stay home on the couch waiting for the season to open.

Weatherby GH2 with 24-inch barrel and pink spiderweb pattern

Firearms

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 4: New Shotguns

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their final reports on new shotguns introduced at the show. In this edition are details about Remington’s expanded VersaMax line and two new 870 shotguns in the Tactical line. Also, Weatherby has a new SA-08 28-Gauge Deluxe, more WBY-X shotguns, and a semi-auto version of the PA-459, the SA-459 Black Reaper. Winchester’s 2014 entries include the SX3 12-gauge 3.5-inch Long Beard turkey gun and a new offering in the SXP pump shotgun line, the Field Compact.