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Updated Articles and Resources

By Russ Chastain

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Definition of Sporter, Sporterize Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Definition of sporter or sporterize as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a sporter or sporterized rifle, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Spanish Model 93 Mauser 7x57 Part 9: Conclusion, Finished Rifle, Tools Etc Created: Sunday, March 10, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      I began with an old rusty Spanish Model 93 Mauser bolt action military rifle with a rotting stock, and ended up with a good-looking and functional hunting rifle. Here are photos and descriptions of...
    • Guns Across the Border by Mike Detty Book Review Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Although the title says "the U.S. Government smuggled guns into Mexico," that's not exactly the case - as you will learn in this detailed account by Mike Detty. But ATF did allow - even encourage - the sale of guns which they knew would be taken into Mexico for illicit purposes during Operation Wide Receiver, much like Fast and Furious.
    • Farm to Feet 100% American Socks Review Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Farm to Feet makes 100% American socks, and I tried three different kinds (Englewood, Hickory, Ansonville) in various hunting conditions. They performed well, and I love the patriotic aspects...
    • Delicious Bacon-Topped Deer and Turkey Meatloaf Recipe Created: Thursday, July 24, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Recipe for delicious venison and turkey meatloaf with bacon on top.
    • Definition of Bullet Head Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Definition of bullet head as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a bullet head, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Big Sky Racks UTV Sky Bar Gun Rack for Rifles and Shotguns - Photo Gallery Created: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Photos of Big Sky Racks UTV Sky Bar overhead gun rack for rifles and shotguns. Read the review and view photos of this quality overhead gun rack.
    • Birchwood Casey Ground Strike Reactive Targets Review Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      I tried a variety of these targets, and found them to be very durable - plus they're made in the USA. Read the review to learn more.
    • Definition of Venison Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      What kind of meat is venison? Does its meaning only refer to deer meat - and if not, what does it mean? Find out here.
    • Hunting Shooting Glossary - Index page - Glossary Definitions of Hunting Shooting Terms Created: Friday, August 06, 2004 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Definitions of common words and terminology relating to guns, firearms, hunting and shooting.
    • Story of a Rifle: Passing on the Hunting Tradition With a Tool of the Trade Created: Sunday, November 17, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      This Savage Model 110 270 was my favorite deer rifle - until it wasn't anymore. This is the story of how it grew and waned in my hunting life, and then brightened the life of a young hunter who has...
    • Bug-A-Salt Fly Shooting Gun Review Created: Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014
      The Bug-A-Salt fly-shooting gun is fun and fairly safe to use, but it's not a toy. Well, okay... it's kind of a toy - but it's not for kids.
    • Deer Hunting Essentials - Things I Always Take When I go Hunting Created: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      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.
    • Back-to-Back HogBuck Hunt - Deer Hunting Sometimes Brings More Than Just Venison Created: Sunday, July 08, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      My hopes for success were high, but my expectations lower when I headed north and west to hunt with my uncle and aunt. I'd been there before and had never connected with a critter. This time promis...
    • Definition of Double Action (DA) Created: Thursday, July 16, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 05, 2014
      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.
    • Redring Shotgun Sight Review Created: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Review of Redring shotgun sight, an electronic sight that clamps to the rib of any shotgun. How does it really perform? Let's find out.
    • Olympic Shooter Kimberly Rhode, Champion Skeet and Trap Shooter Created: Friday, July 18, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Profile of Olympic Shooter Kimberly Rhode, Champion Skeet and Trap Shooter
    • Winchester Model 62A Pump (Slide) Action Rifle Review Created: Tuesday, February 08, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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 a...
    • Commando Mark III Carbine Loose Barrel and Feed Ramp Repair Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      This article describes and shows my repair of a loose barrel and damaged feed ramp on a Volunteer Enterprises Commando Mark III carbine Tommy gun look-alike. This gun was having feed problems, and ...
    • Commando Mark III 45 ACP Carbine Tommy Gun Look-Alike by Volunteer Enterprises Created: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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...
    • Ruger Redhawk 44 Magnum Double Action Revolver Created: Wednesday, August 12, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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.
    • Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Single Action Revolver Review Created: Saturday, May 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The original old model Blackhawk is one of Ruger's most popular and durable handguns. This single action revolver helped make Ruger a success.
    • How to Fix Revolver Grips Created: Friday, June 27, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      How to fix revolver grips. These grips had become loose over years of shooting, and couldn't be replaced. Here's how I fixed them better than new.
    • Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top 44 Magnum Old Model 10" Single Action Revolver Review Created: Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top 44 Magnum "old model" shows Ruger's early business sense. His penchant to fiddle with things hadn't yet reared its head...
    • Shot Placement Created: Thursday, December 22, 2005 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      30+ years of hunting has taught me a lot about shot placement. Deer hunters often forget to aim, or take marginal shots...
    • Birchwood-Casey Super Black and Universal Gun Finish Touch-up Pens Review Created: Tuesday, June 04, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Review of Birchwood-Casey Super Black and Universal gun finish touch-up pens. These pens are designed to provide quick touch-up to gun finishes. How durable are they? Read on to find out.
    • Griffin Survivor Camouflage Phone Case for Hunters Review (iPhone 4 & 4S) Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      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...
    • Definition of Lock and Lock Plate Created: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of lock and lock plate as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a lock, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Flintlock Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of Flintlock as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a Flintlock, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Flash in the Pan Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of Flash in the Pan as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a flash in the pan? Find out here.
    • Definition of Touch Hole Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of Touch Hole as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a touch hole, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Lock, Stock, and Barrel Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Definition of Lock, Stock, and Barrel as it pertains to guns and shooting. What does Lock, Stock, and Barrel mean? Find out here.

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