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Best Semi-Automatic 12 Gauge Shotguns
The best semi-auto shotguns, from Benelli to Winchester. Semi-automatic shotguns are very popular for hunting and self-defense, and they usually do the job well.
9mm vs 380 ACP For Self-Defense
Comparing the 9mm and 380 handgun pistol cartridges for self-defense - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Is There Any Difference Between 9mm Luger and...
What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger, 9mm Parabellum, 9x19mm, and 9mm NATO?
Best Bolt-Action Deer and Big Game Hunting Rifles
Best bolt-action deer and big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Descriptions, history, insight, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
8 Best Lever Action Big Game Rifles for Hunting...
Top 8 best lever action deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, chamberings, and info, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
Wild Boar Hog Kill Zone - Where to Shoot a Wild...
Where is the kill zone on a wild boar hog? And how much gun is enough? This article answers those questions, and more.
How to Finish or Refinish a Gun Stock
How to finish or refinish a gun stock. Preparation, stripping old finishes, removing dents, sanding, burning, finish types, and application.
How to Get Started Hunting
First of two pages offering simple tips to help beginning hunters. First step: Attend a hunter education/safety course.
The Best Semi-Automatic Big Game Rifles for...
Best semi-automatic deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, descriptions, commentary, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
Ruger 10/22 Magnum Semi-Automatic Rifle Review
Ruger 10/22 Magnum rifle review. This interesting semi-automatic magnum rimfire gun was introduced in 1998, but was only made until 2006. Read this article by Dick Metcalf to learn more.
The 20 Most-Asked Questions About Shotguns...
Here are answers to 20 most-asked shotgun questions, from an Expert. Chambers, chokes, clays, sights, Damascus barrels, reloading, and more.
The 20 Most-Asked Shotgun Questions Answered by...
Here are answers to 20 most-asked shotgun questions, from an Expert. Chambers, chokes, clays, sights, Damascus barrels, reloading, and more.
The Savage Model 10/110 Bolt Action Rifle and Me
An experienced shooter, I long respected Savage Model 110 series bolt action rifles, but couldn't make myself love them. After some years, that changed...
Deer Hunting Shot Placement - Where to Shoot a...
30+ years of hunting has taught me a lot about shot placement. Deer hunters often forget to aim, or take marginal shots...
ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent: Review
Product Review Summary - ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent Appliance. This unique item is the best thing I've ever seen for beating the skeeters back so you can enjoy your time outdoors hunting or fishing.
How to Avoid Hassles When Flying With Guns on a...
These days, it often seems that everyone but gun owners are hostile towards guns and gun owners - especially in places such as airports. But that is certainly not always the case, and guidelines are in place that allow for relatively easy and problem-free transport of your firearms on commercial airline flights.
How to Aim a Gun
How to aim a gun. It's simple and easy to do. The trick is in making sure everything is properly aligned when you squeeze the trigger.
Gun Review: Taurus PT709 Slim Compact 9mm...
Review of Taurus PT709 Slim compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This gun is light, compact, and easy to carry. It also has some features that make it stand out in its class, including a safety, a screw-adjustable rear sight, and second-strike capability in the event of a dud primer.
Gun Review: Smith and Wesson Model 66 357...
Smith & Wesson S&W Model 66 gun review. This 357 Magnum stainless steel revolver is popular, and for good reason. Find out here.
What is Floating and Bedding a Rifle and How do...
How to accurize your rifle. Floating, free-floating, glass bedding - what does it all mean? Easy to understand answers for everyone. Tips and pointers from personal experience.
Why Will a Rifle Zeroed at 25 Yards Hit Close...
Why will a rifle zeroed at 25 yards hit close to point of aim at longer range? It's all about gravity's pull...
The Best Rifle Cartridge of the 20th Century...
What is the best rifle cartridge of the 20th Century (1900s)? This article by Layne Simpson narrows the field to a dozen and determines a clear winner.
How To Remove Rust From a Gun
A simple How to on Removing Rust From Guns
Best Pump or Slide-Action Shotguns
The best pump shotguns are listed here. Pump guns are usually the most reliable type of repeating shotguns, period. They've been around for more than a century, and their simplicity and reliability means they continue to keep and gain many fans each year. The pump guns have advantages over semi-autos, in that they are usually lighter and less expensive. Disadvantages include more recoil and manual operation. These are some of the best pump shotguns on the market and in history.
How To Sight in a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
Gun vs. Gun: Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim...
Kel-Tec PF-9 vs. Taurus PT709 Slim, Gun vs. Gun. Side-by-side photos and specifications of two popular compact concealed-carry 9mm pistols. They are both good guns, but which one is better?
Best Pheasant Guns and Loads - Page One
Best pheasant guns and loads. What guns and loads are best for pheasant hunting? Find out here. By Layne Simpson.
What is the Best Hunting Rifle for Home Defense?
Choosing the best rifle cartridge for home defense and hunting. Many rifles are available, and many cartridges are available for them. How do you decide on one? This discussion and comparison of cost, availability, and effectiveness should help you determine the best choice.
How to Load a Cap and Ball Black Powder Revolver
How to load a cap and ball black powder revolver. If you want to load and shoot old-fashioned cowboy style black powder revolvers, this article is for you!
How to Sight in or Zero a Gun
A simple How to on Sighting-in a Gun
Gun Review: Remington Nylon 66 22 Rimfire...
Review of the Remington Nylon 66 semi-automatic 22 rimfire rifle. No other Remington rimfire rifle has been more popular or sold more than the Nylon 66, and there are some good reasons for that. Let's take a look at a handy little gun that was made for more than three decades.
What Kind of Ammunition to Use in Ruger 44...
The Ruger 44 Carbine is a short, handy semi-automatic rifle chambered for the 44 magnum cartridge. It was designed for certain ammunition, though, and just any 44 groceries won't do. Read this to find out what to feed your 44 carbine.
Gun Review: Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 ACP...
Review of Beretta 3032 Tomcat 32 ACP semi-auto pistol. This handy little pocket pistol isn't very powerful and this model has had some problems, but it carries pretty well and could certainly be better than nothing in a pinch.
Best and Worst Reasons Why People Own Guns
Why do people choose to own guns? The reasons can be as varied as the people themselves. From soccer moms to deer hunters to serious collectors, gun ownership is widespread and has appeal for many folks. Here is a look at some of those reasons, with discussion of their merits and pitfalls.
Load Data for Old-Fashioned Black Powder...
Muzzleloader black powder load data for traditional sidelock rifles including Thompson/Center (T/C) Seneca, Renegade, and Hawken black powder muzzleloading rifles.
How to Use a Rifle Sling for Accuracy and Comfort
Rifle slings can provide comfort, safety, and accuracy - if used correctly. Photos and hints to help you get the most out of your rifle sling. Carry your rifle at the ready.
10 Basic Gun Safety Rules
Guns are used safely millions of times every year, but the potential for injury and death is always there. For this reason, we need to follow basic gun safety rules at all times when handling firearms, including handguns like revolvers and pistols, rifles, shotguns, muzzleloaders, airguns, etc.
Not All Handguns Are Pistols - Here's Why
What is a pistol? It's not just any handgun. For example, revolvers are not pistols...
Gun Review: Winchester Model 62A Pump (Slide)...
This is a review of the Winchester Model 62A. This rifle evolved from previous models to become a great little shootin' iron. Large enough to fit an adult well, yet light enough for a youth, it's an accurate piece with an interesting history.
Gun Review: Kel-Tec PF-9 Compact 9mm Pocket...
Review of Kel-Tec PF-9 (PF9) compact 9mm semi-automatic pistol. This little popper is still the lightest and flattest semi-auto 9mm pistol around, and it's not a bad one. It carries well, and mine has gone BANG every time I've asked it to.
Definition of Round for Ammunition Firearms and...
Definition of round as it pertains to guns and shooting terminology. What is a round for a gun? This article answers that question.
How to Load a Traditional Muzzleloading Black...
How to load a traditional muzzleloading black powder rifle. These older-style poppers are losing ground to inline rifles, and info is getting harder to find. Here is a step-by-step instructional text on how to load those rifles.
What Does Magnum Mean? Find out here.
Definition of the word magnum as it applies to guns and ammunition.
How to Clean a Gun
How to clean a gun. It's basic information that every gun owner needs to know. Guns vary and there are many different ways to accomplish the same thing, but as in any job, you need to know your goal and how to reach it. This article provides that information.
Ruger P90 45 ACP Pistol Review
Ruger P90 45 ACP pistol review, by Dick Metcalf. This large semi-automatic pistol isn't ashamed to be big in a small gun's world.
What's the Best Hunting Rifle for You?
What's the best hunting rifle for you? How to decide which rifle will best suit your hunting needs.
Gun Review: Commando Mark III 45 ACP Carbine...
Review of the Commando Mark III carbine, or short rifle, made by Volunteer Enterprises and chambered for the 45 ACP cartridge. This is a fairly cheaply built gun whose main claim to fame is that it looks a lot like a Tommy gun (Thompson 1927A-1 submachine gun), at a glance. It's heavy, and it's cool.
Barnett Wildcat C5 Hunting Crossbow Review
Review of Barnett Wildcat C5 hunting crossbow. This crossbow has put meat in my freezer, more than once, and I like it. It's not the top of the heap in terms of quality, but it does the job - for a lot less money.
EAA Witness Pistol Review
EAA Witness pistol review, by Dick Metcalf. This review covers imported semi-auto Tanfoglio pistols in a number of calibers.
Pelican 1750 "Long Case" Double Rifle Hard Gun...
Review of Pelican 1750 double rifle hard gun case. This case is anything but cheap, but is it tough enough to justify the high price? My answer: Yes and no.
How to Use a Rifle Sling (and Why You Should)
How to use a rifle sling. Rifles and shotguns are awkward. Slings help you carry, control, and get the best accuracy out of your hunting rifle or shotgun.
What Are the Best Guns for Home Defense?
Defending your home is a big deal. Whether you live alone or with your spouse, children, and/or grandchildren, you need to be able to defend your home against all comers. Firearms can be a great tool for defense, but what kind is best for you?
Buying a Gun Online
Some tips and advice on buying a gun online, from someone who's been there and done it. It sometimes makes a lot of sense to buy a gun on the Web.
What Scope To Buy For A Deer Hunting Rifle
Choosing a scope for a deer hunting rifle is not often an easy task. There are so many optics choices! Start simple, and don't buy junk.
Rage 2 Blade Broadheads for Bowhunting
Review of Rage 2 blade broadheads for bowhunting. Review and evaluation of the popular and effective Rage 2 Blade Broadheads.
How to Field Dress a Deer
From shot to freezer, there's a lot of work to be done to keep your game meat fresh. Here's how to gut your animal to make sure the meat tastes great.
How To Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
Gun Review: Walther P38 9mm Semi-Automatic Pistol
P38 pistol review. This 9mm semi-automatic pistol dates from World War II and remains popular. With decocker, dependability, good looks, and great feel, the P38 is a winner.
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is...
Ruger’s .30 Carbine Blackhawk Revolver Is a Winning Tool - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Taurus Model 627SS Tracker 357 Magnum Revolver...
Taurus 627SS Tracker 357 review, by Dick Metcalf. Full-underlug barrel and stainless steel construction make this accurate handgun attractive and durable.
Why Do Hunters Hunt - Why Hunters Pursue and...
Why Hunt? Many of us have been asked to put into words the reasons why we hunt. The problem is, the reasons
How to Load a Cap and Ball Black Powder...
How to load a cap and ball black powder revolver. If you want to load and shoot old-fashioned cowboy style black powder revolvers, this article is for you!
Review of LimbSaver Crossbow Silencer System 3312
Review of LimbSaver Crossbow Silencer System 3312 for split limb crossbows. I installed this on my Barnett Wildcat C5 crossbow prior to my first season hunting with it. Two trips to the woods brought me two deer, and neither one even thought of jumping the string. Noise was reduced by a large margin with I installed them.
Gun Review: Glock 36 Compact 45 ACP Semi...
The Glock Model 36 is Glock's idea of a compact 45 pistol for carrying. While it's not exactly small, it is more compact than many other Glocks. It's also easy to shoot, and goes bang fairly reliably.
Review: E.R. Shaw Barrel Replacement Kit for...
Review of E.R. Shaw Barrel Replacement Kit for Savage 110 series rifles. This barrel is chambered for 338-06 A-Square, but several other calibers are available. This kit contains a new barrel and some of the tools you'll need to change the barrel on a Savage 10, 11, 12, 110, 111, 112, or similar model rifle.
Gun Review: Ruger Security Six 357 Magnum...
Profile/review of Sturm, Ruger, and Company's Security Six, a 357 magnum double action revolver. Although I believe there are better double action guns in the world, this is a pretty good one. Introduction/overview.
Ruger P97 45 ACP Polymer Semi-Automatic Pistol...
Review of Ruger P97 45 ACP semi-automatic pistol, by Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Types of Scope Reticles or Crosshairs and Their...
Scope reticles and crosshairs; overview and discussion of plain crosshair.
Gun Review: Ruger P345 Semi-Auto 45 ACP Pistol
Ruger P345 review of semi-auto 45 ACP pistol. The P345 features a tough polymer frame, stainless steel slide, stainless steel magazines, and slimmer width than Ruger's previous P-series pistols.
Colt Cowboy Single-Action Army SAA Revolver...
Single action revolvers still appeal to American shooters, and Colt enjoys top billing. The Colt Cowboy is case-colored eye candy that really shoots.
Bore
Definition of Bore, as it pertains to firearms.
Gun Review: Ruger Redhawk 44 Magnum Double...
This is a profile/review of Sturm, Ruger, and Company's Redhawk, a 44 magnum double action revolver. This double action gun may well be the strongest.
Top Turkey Hunting Shotguns
Top Makers of Shotguns Specially Designed for Hunting Turkeys. This takes much of the hassle out of comparing turkey hunting shotguns. I have done the legwork for you, identifying those makers and models suitable - or specially designed - for hunting turkeys.
Gun Review: Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Single...
The original old model Blackhawk is one of Ruger's most popular and durable handguns. This single action revolver helped make Ruger a success.
Definition of Single Shot
What is a single shot rifle, shotgun, or pistol - and how does it differ from other types of firearms? The answer lies within the name itself.
Savage 10ML-II Smokeless-Capable Muzzleloading...
This is a more detailed review of the Savage 10 ML-II muzzleloading rifle, which is the only widely-available muzzleloading rifle that will safely shoot smokeless powder loads. The rifle is 50 caliber and does well with black powder as well as several smokeless powder I have tried in it.
Definition of Keyhole, Key Hole, or Keyholed...
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Silent Rider ATV UTV Exhaust Silencer Muffler...
Review of the Silent Rider ATV UTV exhaust muffler silencer. This product is not very difficult to install, if you have a welder and know how to use it, and it does tone down exhaust noise. But is it really worth having? Find out here.
Gun Review: Colt Model 1917 Army New Service...
This is a profile/review of an interesting old revolver, the Colt Model 1917 Army. Made to supplement the short supply of 1911 45 caliber pistols in the early stages of World War I, this double-action revolver was produced while Smith & Wesson was building their version of a 45 ACP revolver. Both guns were designated M1917 by the US military.
How to Decock/Uncock a Crossbow Using a Rope...
How to decock/uncock a crossbow using a rope cocking aid. Simple rope devices with pulleys and plastic hooks and handles are great tools for cocking your crossbow, but what you may not know is that they can also be used to decock many crossbows.
BoreSnake Gun Bore Cleaner Review
The BoreSnake is rope-like, with an embedded bore brush and weighted cord for feeding it through a gun's barrel. One pull can remove a lot of stuff...
Introduction, a Pair Ruger 44 Magnum Carbines
How to Disassemble, Clean, and Reassemble a Ruger 44 Carbine. History, background, suitable ammunition, and more. Instructions with photos.
The Savage AccuTrigger Adjustable Rifle Trigger
When introduced, this adjustable rifle trigger from Savage was touted as something that would make serious waves in the shooting world.
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol
Taurus Millennium PT145 .45 ACP Pistol - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Eighteen Deer Hunting Essentials
I can live without most of these things, but usually use some on each hunt and always want them on hand. Find out what gear to take when you go hunting.
Venison: Just Deer Meat, or Something More?
What kind of meat is venison? Does its meaning only refer to deer meat - and if not, what does it mean? Find out here.
How to Build a Muzzle Loading Rifle - Building...
How to build a black powder muzzle loading rifle from a kit from start to finish. Lots of photos and instructions for building a muzzleloader.
What is Double Action? Definition of Double...
Double action (DA) refers to any gun which can be cocked and fired by a single pull of the trigger. Generally, it refers to handguns.
LifeProof Phone Case for iPhone 4 & 4S and...
Review of the LifeProof phone case for iPhone 4 and 4S and LifeProof Belt Clip holster. I have seen a bunch of phone cases and have used a few on the iPhone 4S, and this is the best one I've used so far. It does have some quirks, though...
Before You Buy a Used Rifle
Things to know Before You Buy a Used Rifle for hunting or target shooting, by Russ Chastain
SIG Hammerli Trailside 22 Semi-Auto Pistol Review
Review of SIG Hammerli Trailside pistol. This precision 22 semi-auto target pistol has features usually found in more expensive models.
Why do Hunters Kill?
When there's so much meat available down at the butcher's counter, why must hunters kill their own meat?
Notching an AK-47 Safety Selector Lever for...
Notching an AK-47 safety selector lever for bolt hold-open. This tutorial will allow you to hold your bolt open, more easily satisfying range officers, and adding peace of mind while handling your rifle.
Gun Review: Colt Frontier Scout 62 22 Magnum...
This is a profile/review of a nifty little handgun, the Colt Frontier Scout 62 22 Magnum single action revolver. Beginning in the 1950s and ending in 1970, the Scout line of single action Colt revolvers offered high quality and old-west charm.
The M14/M1A - Four Decades of Service - Page One
The M14/M1A - Four Decades of Service - Page One - By Wiley Clapp
Should I Shoot a Scoped Rifle With Both Eyes...
Should a rifle with a scope be shot with both eyes open, or with one eye closed? There's not really a wrong answer to this one, here's why...
Definition of Single Action for Handguns,...
Definition of Single Action as it applies to firearms and shooting.
How to Boresight a Scope on a Bolt-Action Rifle...
A simple How to on Boresighting a Scope on a Bolt-Action rifle or pistol
Review of Cerama-Coat Spray and Bake Gun Finish...
Review of Cerama-Coat spray and bake gun finish from Wheeler Engineering. I used this product to finish a rifle I built, and while it was (mostly) easy to work with and looked good when new, it wears off fairly easily.
Can I Shoot a Shotgun Slug Through a Choke Tube?
Is it safe to shoot a slug in a shotgun with a screw-in choke tube? It depends... there are different types of slugs, and different types of chokes...
What is a Six O'Clock Hold Sight Picture?
Definition of six o'clock hold sight picture as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a six o'clock hold, and what is it good for? Find out here.
Definition of Misfire: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of misfire as it applies to guns and ammo. Misfires can be dangerous, but they're usually just aggravating...
Can I Use 45 Colt Ammunition in my 1917 Colt 45...
Ever wonder about the various .45-caliber Colt revolvers, and whether they all take the same ammo? Well, they don't. Do not use 45 Colt ammo in your 1917 Colt revolver! This info might just keep you from making a mess of your gun, and yourself.
Definition of Hang Fire or Hangfire in Gun...
Definition of hang fire, or hangfire. Hangfires are rare with modern guns and ammunition, but are likely to occur in certain circumstances.
Gun Review: Colt Lightweight Stainless...
Review of a rare 1911 variation. Although Colt has made similar guns more recently, only a few hundred of these CLS guns were made. Left side of gun.
The Five Most Popular Remington Rifles and...
What are the most popular Remington rifles and shotguns? Find out here, as Layne Simpson takes a look at this brand's top-selling firearms.
What Size Gun do I Need to Kill a Deer?
What Does it Take to Kill a deer? Hunting cartridge performance - a look at foot-pounds of energy, Taylor knock-out values, and the real world.
How to Choose Rifle and Shotgun Scopes
Tips, explanations, and experience on how to choose a rifle or shotgun scope. Variable or fixed power, how much to spend, adjustable objectives, and more.
Definition of Revolver: Gun and Shooting...
Definition of Revolver, as it pertains to guns, firearms, and shooting terminology. A revolver is usually a handgun, and it's definitely not a pistol...
Reading Whitetail Deer Body Language When...
Whitetail hunting has enough mysteries, without wondering where your deer was hit. How to read a whitetail deer's body language to tell where - or if - you've hit it.
40-inch Bipod Shooting Sticks
Review of Bipod Shooting Sticks. This versatile product can be used as a bipod, monopod or diagonal mono rest, no matter whether you're standing, sitting, kneeling, prone, or somewhere in between.
Semi-Automatic
Definition of Semi-Automatic. Hunting / Shooting.
Definition of Dominant Eye - Guns and Shooting
Definition of dominant eye as it pertains to guns and shooting. How can you tell which eye is dominant, and why should you care? Find out here.
How to Maintain a Firearm's Finish - Routine...
How to remove rust from guns, prevent rust on guns, touch up bluing, store your guns, and prevent future problems. By Russ Chastain
Taurus PT145 Millennium Pistol Review - 45 ACP...
Taurus PT145 Millennium 45 ACP pocket pistol review, by Dick MetCalf. This small semi-automatic pistol carries 10+1 rounds of 45 ACP and packs a real punch.
Olympic Shooting Rules and Scoring
Learn about the rules and scoring guidelines for Olympic Shooting.
Ruger Pistol History
: sturm ruger co inc dick metcalf ruger 22 rh twist southport connecticut
Rifle Rebuild: Spanish Model 93 Mauser 7x57 7mm
Overview and description of a Spanish Mauser 1893 (93) bolt action rifle before I began rebuilding it.
Gun Review: Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44...
Review of the Ruger New Model Super Blackhawk 44 magnum single action revolver.
Skeeter Beater Magnetic Vehicle Window Screens...
Review of Skeeter Beater Magnetic Vehicle Window Screens, for hunting and camping.
.480 Ruger & Ruger's Super Redhawk - Page One
.480 Ruger & Ruger's Super Redhawk - Page One - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
Timney Ruger 10/22 Replacement Trigger Review
Review of Timney replacement trigger for Ruger 10/22. This drop-in single-stage trigger assembly is easy to install and provides a great trigger pull. It reduced my 7.5-pound pull to a crisp pull of just over three pounds. I kinda wish the trigger was shaped a little differently, though...
Glock's New G36: A Fistful of Firepower - Page...
Glock's New G36: A Fistful of Firepower - Page One - By Dick Metcalf, Technical Editor, Shooting Times
How to Shoot More Accurately
A simple How to on Shooting Accurately
Review of Big Sky Racks UTV Sky Bar Overhead...
The Big Sky UTV Sky Bar gun rack is a good one, and I like it. It's a modification of Big Sky's Sky Bar
Smith & Wesson Model 1500 Rifle Information
Years ago, Smith & Wesson sold bolt-action centerfire rifles under their name, but made by others. They used the same basic rifle as some marketed by Mossberg and Weatherby...
Will Shotgun Recoil Break a Rifle Scope?
Questions about rifle scopes and shotguns abound, and folks often want to put a rifle scope on their shotgun. Problem is, this really isn't a good idea...
How to Field Strip an AK-47 Rifle (and Variants)
How to remove the magazine from an AK-47 and unload it. How to field strip an AK-47 rifle (including fariants such as the WASR-10, SAR, etc.).
Best Pheasant Guns and Loads - Page Two
Best pheasant guns and loads, page two. What guns and loads are best for pheasant hunting? Find out here. By Layne Simpson.
A Test and Review of Tetra Gun Lubricants
A Test and Review of Tetra Gun Lubricants, by Russ Chastain
Gun Review: Savage 10ML-II Smokeless Powder...
Review of the ONLY major muzzleloading rifle that can handle smokeless powder. I love this rifle and what it's capable of; read on to learn more...
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns
A Test and Review of Militec-1 Lubricant for Guns, by Russ Chastain
Top 7 Reloading Die Manufacturers
Top Ammunition Reloading Die Manufacturers - Here's a list of top ammunition reloading die manufacturers in the USA.
How Ammunition and Firearms Cartridges Are Named
Firearms cartridge nomenclature can be confusing. Why is the 30-06 named that way? What about the 30-30 Winchester, the 45 ACP, or the 45-70 Government? Let's look a little deeper and find out.
Rossi Matched Pair Combination Rifle and...
This single-shot rifle and shotgun combination gun is great for beginners or as a utility 'snake' gun for experienced hunters and shooters.
Russ Chastain's Hunting Vehicles - Trucks and...
Russ Chastain's hunting vehicles - trucks and off-road vehicles I've used for hunting. This includes some of my favorite trucks and ATVs. They've all been good to me - but some have treated me a little better than others.
What Size Gun do I Need to Kill a Deer? - Page 2
Hunting cartridge performance - a look at foot-pounds of energy, Taylor knock-out values, and the real world. Page 2.
Definition of Action: Gun and Shooting Firearms...
: The word "action" is used to describe the way a gun functions. It may also be used to denote the mechanically-operable
How to Remove a Ruger Carbine From the Stock
How to remove a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine stock. Page 3.
What is a Gun Stock? Find Out Here.
A gun stock is usually part of a gun which is used as a handle or to otherwise facilitate the handling, but not necessarily the mechanical function, of a firearm...
How to Keep Venison Fresh For the Butcher
An easy How to on Keeping Venison Fresh for the Butcher
How to Change the Magazine on a Simonov SKS Rifle
How to remove the fixed factory magazine from SKS rifle and replace it with a detachable magazine. This will allow you to use high capacity (or low capacity for hunting) magazines in your SKS. I used a Tapco 5-round magazine for this project.
Griffin Survivor Camouflage Phone Case for...
Review of Griffin Survivor Mossy Oak Treestand camouflage phone case for hunters. This one was used on an iPhone 4S, and it's not the worst I've tried - but it's also not the best. Read this review to learn more.
How to Remove the Barrel Band
How to remove the barrel band from a Ruger 44 magnum carbine. Page 2.
XS Ghost-Ring Aperture Peep Sight Set Review
Review of XS Ghost Ring Aperture Peep Sight Set for Marlin 1895 and Guide Gun lever action 45-70 Rifles. These tough and highly visible sights make fast, accurate shooting a breeze. They also help maintain the rifle's excellent balance.
Spanish Model 93 Mauser 7x57 Part 6: Shaping...
Some more gunsmithing work on an old Spanish Model 1893 93 Mauser bolt action military rifle. I decided to make a few small changes to the trigger guard, and after mounting the barrel I had to finish cutting the chamber with a reamer.
Bogs Copperhead Camo Rubber Snake Resistant...
Review of Bogs Copperhead camo rubber hunting boots. These boots are snake resistant and waterproof - but how do they hold up? Read the review to learn more.
Definition of Hammer: Gun and Shooting Firearms...
Definition of hammer in a gun or firearm. Not all guns have hammers, but on those that do, the hammer plays a crucial role in firing the gun.
Review: Traditions PA Pellet Flintlock...
Review of Traditions PA Pellet Flintlock muzzleloading rifle. This flintlock rifle will burn both black powder and pellets. Advertised to ignite Pyrodex and Triple 7 pellets, in my testing I fired IMR White Hots also. Not the best rifle, but it will work... usually.
Modern muzzleloader Cleaning - Cleaning Your...
Modern muzzleloader Cleaning - Cleaning Your Smokepole Just Got Easier. These products were pretty helpful to me...
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