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Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400 Portable Solar Battery/Charger Review

Thursday April 17, 2014

This portable battery/charger boasts the most durable solar panel I've ever seen, and it's compact as well. It has helped me extend hunts by allowing me to top off my phone while in the woods, and I've even managed to successfully charge my phone to 100% via solar power. But it's not all fun and games with this product, which seems somewhat less robust than I hoped... and takes longer to charge than advertised. Read the review to learn more.

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Montana X-Treme Gun Oil and Bore Solvent Review

Wednesday April 16, 2014

I had this stuff for a while before I wrote this review. I used it with some success, and with some failure. I think the chemicals are pretty good, which is the only reason I gave them four stars... but the packaging leaves a lot to be desired. And be sure to never use the solvent unless the area is VERY well-ventilated... it's powerful stuff. But it's made in USA, and I always like that. Read the review for more info on these made-in-USA gun care products.

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How Ammunition and Firearms Cartridges are Named - What Makes a 30-06 a 30-06?

Tuesday April 15, 2014

When it comes to naming cartridges, there are no rules. Sometimes they don't even make sense. This often stems from the fact that the folks who develop new rounds are mavericks who don't easily conform. Other factors include changing standards... at one time in the 1800s, caliber plus black powder charge was the norm (45-70, 32-20, 44-40, etc). Along came smokeless powder, and that trend was of course upset. Here are some examples of cartridge names, what they mean, and how they vary.

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Should You Always Hunt With a Fouled Bore?

Monday April 14, 2014

I've hunted for a long time and have made a few great shots along with a bunch of good ones, and I've never babied my rifle's bore. In general, I believe you should always hunt with a fouled rifle bore. How fouled is too fouled? Well, if you eyeball down your bore and see hunks and chunks, you need to swamp it out. Knock out the big pieces and give it a light coat of oil (I like to do the same after toting a rifle in the rain). Read on to learn more...

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Wheeler Engineering Magnetic Laser Bore Sighter Review

Thursday April 10, 2014

This is a rare find... a new product that easily earned five stars from me. It's simple, really: a device that sticks to a rifle or shotgun muzzle magnetically and projects a laser parallel with the barrel's bore - so you can get your scope or sights close before you start burning ammo to sight it in. Nothing to go into the barrel, no way it can harm the rifling, and no chance of ruining your barrel's crown. Better yet, the green laser version is easily visible at quite a distance - and a reflective surface is included, in case you want to go ape and boresight at long range. Check out this review for more info.

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Cerama-Coat Spray and Bake Gun Finish Review

Wednesday April 9, 2014

When I overhauled a ratty old Mauser, I used this to refinish the metal. While the gun turned out to be very nice-looking, the finish isn't exactly professional-quality. Then again, I was able to do it at home, by myself, without sending the gun away and dropping a big wad of cash. It's supposed to be super-tough; read the review to learn about that...

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My Bionic Buck

Wednesday April 9, 2014

This hunt was both intense and surreal... I had to think fast to decide whether or not to take him, and he left the scene after my hurried shot. Trailing him in the rain wasn't easy, but I did it - and I never could have predicted what I saw in the woods ahead of me as I slipped through the soggy leaves...

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Rusty's Rags Sheepskin Silicone Gun Cleaning "Cloth" Review

Wednesday April 9, 2014

This handy-dandy gun wiper reminds me of the sheep skin gun wiper which Dad had when I was a kid just learning to clean and care for guns. After a hunt, back at the house, I would bring our shotguns in from the truck and clean & wipe them under Dad's supervision. This kind of gun wiper beats the heck out of cloth; read the review to learn why.

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This handy-dandy gun wiper reminds me of the sheep skin gun wiper which Dad had when I was a kid just learning to clean and care for guns. After a hunt, back at the house, I would bring our shotguns in from the truck and clean & wipe them under Dad's supervision. This kind of gun wiper beats the heck out of cloth; read the review to learn why.

Run and Gun Gobbler - My First Longbeard Wasn't Looking for a Hen

Thursday April 3, 2014

Although turkey hunting isn't my first passion - and I find it far more frustrating than most other types of hunting - I have learned that when you finally get it right, it can be very fulfilling. My first bird was an adventure unto itself, and I had to win a foot race and feed it a second load of shot before it quit trying to get away. My next hunt gave my buddy and I our first longbeards - but neither one came in the conventional way. Heck, my bird was looking for a fight rather than love...

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My First Wild Turkey

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Although I've been hunting for almost my entire life, I didn't take turkey hunting seriously until recently. My passion for it increased considerably when I finally managed to take a wild turkey home with me. Best of all, I did it with a good friend and with my late father's old favorite shotgun, and some of his old ammo. What could be better than that?

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