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December 2019 Update

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Randy Wakeman Outdoors: March, 2015

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Shotgun Bargains for 2015

The Death of the New Ruger Red Label

Patterning a Shotgun for Fun and Profit

60 Second Bolt-Action Centerfire Rifle Reviews

The Search for the Cheap O/U Shotgun

Sixty Second Autoloading Shotgun Reviews

Weatherby New Shotguns for 2015

The Limits of Recoil Reduction

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Caesar Guerini and Fabarm USA for 2015

Why the O/U and SxS Shotgun Market is an Incomprehensible Mess

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Benelli 828U O/U Shotgun First Impressions

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New Shotguns for 2015

Editorial: Cheap, Nasty, Foreign Shotguns

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The Overlooked Pump-action Shotgun

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