Cover Story: The Gun Nut Survey

What's the best whitetail rifle ever made? The most popular turkey gun in the country? Your favorite handgun? Check out the results of our Gun Nut survey here to find out. PLUS: This is your chance to weigh in on the debate. Your comments are wanted.

Field & Stream Online Editors

In the 12 days it was out there, we got over 2,000 responses to our Gun Nut Survey. Some of the results were flat startling. We learned that Remington rules the roost as far as popularity goes, that the highest-ranked handgun was designed before the First World War, and that our No. 1 big-game and deer cartridge is even older. But this nod to tradition aside, we found that most of you do not yearn for the good old days. You think modern guns are better, and you are perfectly happy to break with tradition if it results in a better firearm. We also learned that firearms hunters won't cross certain technological barriers if it means violating their code of ethics.

The best part of the survey may be your comments. We've published as many of them as we could.