Guns & Ammo; Optics; Ranges; Safety; Competitive; Accessories;
Since we like a good exchange of opinions as much as anybody else, let’s take a close look at two very good types of ammunition and their effectiveness at putting whitetail deer on the ground. Many hunters started off with a slug gun before graduating a mighty rifle. Still others started out with a rifle […]
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Over-under shotguns are an iconic weapon that has been around for centuries. These double-barrel shotguns have become a staple, and not only for just upland hunting. They have also developed what some would consider a trendy and antique image, which as a result has caused prices to soar for particular models. Don’t get me wrong–I […]
More hunters than ever are picking up rifles chambered for the 300 PRC (precision rifle cartridge) these days. It makes total sense. The long-range centerfire round has proved itself both on the competitive shooting range and in the field on North America’s largest big game animals time and again since it was first introduced in […]
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The importance of ear protection truly can’t be emphasized enough. Whether you’re shooting skeet, bird hunting, or are in the back country pursuing big game, it’s imperative that you wear the right protection to prevent damage to your eardrums. This can be applied to even those who aren’t shooting but are just nearby the shots. […]
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Have you ever been knee-deep in flooded timber, crouched alongside a tree as you watch a flock of mallards work your decoys like they read the script perfectly? You give them a few last feed chuckles as they cup their wings, and you make your shot. You swing perfectly with the appropriate lead, only to […]
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It’s no secret that mist, and wet snow will make a rifle lens fog up. Sometimes those conditions will put water droplets right in the line of vision. When that happens, it sometimes gives us literally nothing to see through our scopes but water. This can impede you from making the shot in the wet […]
Although it can be quite daunting, choosing your next rifle scope is an important process that you want to take seriously. If you haven’t picked out a scope before, it might seem like there are a hundred factors to look at before you buy. While there can literally be dozens of factors at play, most […]
People are stocking up on ammunition. That is no secret. Hunters and shooters have been hoarding whatever calibers they can find ever since the world was turned upside down in 2020. We are still feeling the after-effects of what was arguably the worst ammo shortage this country has ever seen. While my area of Michigan […]
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Just like all the options for firearms and ammo, the wide variety of rifle scopes on the market today can make selecting the best model for your individual hunting scenarios challenging. You can research all the best brands, compare prices, and check out all the bells and whistles, but understanding the basics of how you […]
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In a world of increasingly fast rifle rounds, the 22-250 Remington still manages to stand out from the crowd. That’s mostly because it is not uncommon to find factory rounds that are doing a blistering 4,000 fps at the muzzle. The 22-250 is a screamer that carries that speed downrange. It is not unheard of […]
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