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Russ Chastain

Updated Articles and Resources

By Russ Chastain

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Ruger Security Six 357 Magnum Double Action Revolver Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      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. Intr...
    • Definition of Double Action (DA) Created: Thursday, July 16, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 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.
    • Wheeler Engineering Professional Magnetic Laser Bore Sighter Review Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Review of Wheeler Engineering Professional magnetic Laser Bore Sighter with green laser. This product, Battenfeld Product 589922, works very well and is my favorite bore sighter...
    • Rimfire Created: Monday, July 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      While rimfire cartridges have a long history, centerfire cartridges are by far the most practical (and popular) type of ammunition in use today.
    • Run and Gun Gobbler - my First Longbeard Wasn't Looking for a Hen Created: Wednesday, April 03, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Turkey hunting is a heck of a thing. It's fluid, it's frustrating, and it's fantastic. On this hunt, traditional methods didn't do much for me, but luck and some fast thinking put two birds in the ...
    • Best Semi-Automatic Deer Big Game Hunting Rifles Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Best semi-automatic deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, descriptions, commentary, and links to the manufacturers' sites.
    • Top Lever Action Deer/Big Game Hunting Rifles Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Top 8 best lever action deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, chamberings, and know-how, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
    • What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger and 9mm Parabellum? Created: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      What's the Difference Between 9mm Luger and 9mm Parabellum? And the 9x19mm and the 9mm NATO. What's the difference?
    • Hunting Shooting Glossary - Index page - Glossary Definitions of Hunting Shooting Terms Created: Friday, August 06, 2004 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Definitions of common words and terminology relating to guns, firearms, hunting and shooting.
    • Definition of Zero Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Definition of zero as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is zero, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Reactive Target Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Definition of reactive target as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a reactive target, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Shell Casing Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      There is no such thing as a shell casing. What is a shell casing, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Griffin Survivor Camo iPad Case Review for Hunters Created: Monday, March 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Review of Griffin Survivor camo iPad case. Available in camo, this case makes it feasible to carry your iPad to the woods to check game cameras, work from the stand, or simply stay connected.
    • OtterBox Armor Series Phone Case Review for Hunters Created: Saturday, December 21, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Review of OtterBox Armor Series phone case and holster for hunters. This rugged case is extremely tough, and installation is easy. When it comes to usability of the phone, it leaves something to be...
    • Griffin Survivor Camoflage Phone Case for Hunters Review (iPhone 4 & 4S) Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Review of Griffin Survivor Mossy Oak Treestand camoflage 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 ...
    • Ballistic SG MAXX Phone Case for iPhone 4 and 4S Review - Phone Case for Hunters Created: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Review of the Ballistic SG MAXX phone case for iPhone 4 and 4S. In my search for the perfect phone cases for hunters, I started here. It's not a bad case, and while using it I took my best-so-far b...
    • LifeProof Phone Case for iPhone 4 & 4S and Belt Clip Holster Review for Hunters Created: Sunday, September 29, 2013 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      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 s...
    • Lockdown Cordless Adjustable LED Vault Safe Light Review Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014
      Review of Lockdown Vault Accessories' Cordless 6 LED Adjustable Vault Light. This light is convenient and is much better than what I had before, but it's not perfect...
    • Lockdown Cordless Automatic LED Vault Safe Light Review Created: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014
      Review of Lockdown Vault Accessories' Cordless 5 LED Automatic Vault Light. This light is convenient and is much better than what I had before, but it's not perfect and the automatic feature doesn'...
    • Smith's 2-Step Knife Sharpener Review - SKU CCKB, CCKS Created: Monday, March 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014
      Review of Smith's 2-Step Knife Sharpener CCKB CCKS
    • All About the Olympic Biathlon Created: Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      Olympics Biathlon - All About the Olympic Biathlon Skiing and Shooting Event
    • What is Olympic Shooting? Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      What is Olympic Shooting? It is one of the most enduring, yet often overlooked, Summer Olympic sports. Some type of shooting competition has taken place at almost every edition of the Summer Games, since the first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896. Rifles, Shotguns, Pistols, and Airguns are used in the many varied shooting events, by men and women.
    • Olympic Rifle Shooting Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
      Olympic Rifle Shooting - how to do it!
    • Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top 44 Magnum Old Model 10" Single Action Revolver Review Created: Monday, February 03, 2014 Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014
      A review of a Ruger Blackhawk Flat Top 44 Magnum "old model" single action revolver. This was an early example of Ruger's business sense early in his gunmaking career, and it represents an astute m...
    • How to Measure a Rifle Barrel's Twist Rate Created: Sunday, March 02, 2014 Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014
      How to measure the twist rate of a rifle barrel. It's easy to measure the twist rate of your rifle - here's how.
    • Definition of Case Mouth Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of case mouth as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a case mouth, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Bullet Head Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 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.
    • Definition of Shoulder Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of shoulder as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a shoulder, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Neck Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of neck as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is neck, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Cartridge Head Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of cartridge head as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a cartridge head, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Loading Gate Created: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
      Definition of loading gate as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a loading gate, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Top Best Bolt Action Deer/Big Game Hunting Rifles Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
      Best bolt-action deer and big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Descriptions, history, insight, and links to the manufacturers' sites.

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