This is about turkeys and their habits (and habitat). Learn what different turkeys are called, plus nesting, diet, life span, subspecies, and more. Lots of great info on the only North American bird classified as big game!
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The rate of twist in a rifled barrel can be important, especially if you're dealing with a cartridge that uses a wide array of bullet weights. Different twists stabilize longer or shorter bullets differently, and can make a big difference in the accuracy of a given load in a particular rifle. Here's how you can easily measure the rate of twist in any rifled barrel.
I've come to like camo makeup over the past few hunting seasons. I long ago realized that a hunter's face and hands - at least among us white folks - stand out and make us easily visible. I've used camouflage face masks - and still do at times - but I often find them uncomfortable and restrictive. So, I paint my face. And this is the face paint that I use most of the time. Check it out and see what you think of it.
I don't find it easy to sit still in the woods. Heck, I don't find it easy to sit still anywhere... and certainly not if I'm uncomfortable. And although I have a good bit more, er, "meat" on my bones than I used to, my butt is still just as bony as when I was that skinny kid I can barely remember, who learned the hard way about being uncomfortable in the woods. This happens to be one of the best cushions around, and I've gotten a lot of use out of mine.
Black powder guns can be more affordable than cartridge guns - and they're definitely more period-correct for some reenactments of old battles. These guns are easy to obtain, and they look good in the hands of weekend play-actors having fun on a mock battlefield. Naturally, firing real bullets during that sort of thing is unwise, so here's how to stoke up a black powder gun with blanks.
When I fell heir to this old gun, I was intrigued. It's a cheap lookalike for a Tommy gun, and although it bears some resemblance to the Thompson, and both guns fire the 45 ACP cartridge, they are miles apart in terms of quality and performance. This one is a semi-auto built on the cheap, which fires from a closed bolt - and it costs a whole lot less than a Tommy gun. It's blonky and crude and roughly-finished - but it looks super-cool.
The Commando Mark III isn't too bad at resembling a Tommy gun - from a distance. And the closer you look, the more you notice that while Thompsons are well-built machines, this one just isn't. I was having some feed problems and then the barrel started wiggling around in the receiver. Yikes! Here's what I did to correct the problem. This may not be the end-all solution for the feed ramp, but it sure did stabilize the barrel and make the gun safe to fire.
Hunting hard can take a lot out of a person, even when you're hunting from a stand instead of moving around. It's draining. Add a touch of illness, and sleepiness can really hit a person hard. Well, sometimes you just have to embrace it, get comfortable, and zonk a while. It will help recharge your body and mind, and sometimes even brings a good change in your hunting luck...
Find out whether Taking a Rest Led to Success
What's better than hunting with a kid? Not much, if you ask me. Drawing families closer and providing common ground between older and younger folks is always great, and there are many benefits in teaching kids how to safely handle guns. That will help keep them safe when they encounter a gun when no adults are around, and make them less likely to "play with" guns just because they're taboo. I think this article has something for everyone - check it out and see what you think.
I've been through a few of these cases - I'm hard on them. While not as bulletproof as some, LifeProof is the best case I've found for my needs. I can easily use my touch screen all the way out to the edges, the case isn't too big, and it protects against water very well. Now that I've been using LifeProof cases for more than a year, I hate to be without one. And my latest one is camo - Realtree Max-5. Looks good, and the finish is durable. It's not perfect, though - read the review for more info.