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Russ Chastain

Updated Articles and Resources

By Russ Chastain

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Best Semi-Automatic Deer Big Game Hunting Rifles Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 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: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Top 8 best lever action deer big game hunting rifles, by Russ Chastain. Includes history, chamberings, and info, with links to the manufacturers' sites.
    • Shot Placement Created: Thursday, December 22, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Too often, deer hunters forget to aim, or take marginal shots when they should instead go for a high-percentage shot. Experience is a good teacher - perhaps the best. Here is what I've learned about shot placement over more than two decades of hunting deer.
    • Bushnell Powersync SolarWrap 400 Portable Solar Battery/Charger Review Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      This is a battery for charging or running devices via USB cord. It can be charged with the solar panel or with a USB cord. But how long does it last, and is it worth the cost? Find out here.
    • Definition of Wadcutter or Full Wadcutter (WC, FWC) Bullet Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Definition of wadcutter (WC), or full wadcutter (FWC) bullet as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a wadcutter bullet, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Colt Lightweight Stainless Commander 1911 Single Action Semi-Automatic Pistol Created: Thursday, July 08, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Profile/review of a variation of the well-respected Colt 1911. The Colt Lightweight Stainless Commander Model is fairly rare - or it has been. It looks like Colt has made some more of this model, w...
    • Hunting Shooting Glossary - Index page - Glossary Definitions of Hunting Shooting Terms Created: Friday, August 06, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definitions of common words and terminology relating to guns, firearms, hunting and shooting.
    • Definition of Round Nose (RN) Bullet Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of round nose (RN) bullet as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a round nose bullet, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Semi-Wadcutter (SWC) Bullet Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of semi-wadcutter (SWC) bullet as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a semi-wadcutter bullet, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Jacketed Hollow Point (JHP) Bullet Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of jacketed hollow point (JHP) bullet as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a jacketed hollow point bullet, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Definition of Full Metal Jacket (FMJ) or Hardball Bullet Created: Monday, April 21, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Definition of full metal jacket (FMJ) or hardball bullet as it pertains to guns and shooting. What is a full metal jacket (FMJ) or hardball bullet, and what is it good for? Find out here.
    • Pump (Slide-Action) Shotguns Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      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...
    • Air Venturi Samyang Dragon Claw Dual Tank 50 Caliber Air Rifle Review Created: Friday, April 18, 2014 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      air venturi samyang dragon claw dual tank 50 caliber air rifle review pellet gun muzzle velocity
    • Colt Model 1917 Army New Service Model 45 ACP Double Action Revolver Created: Tuesday, June 16, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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-act...
    • Ruger Security Six 357 Magnum Double Action Revolver Created: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 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...
    • Bore Created: Monday, January 29, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Definition of Bore, as it pertains to firearms.
    • Pelican 1750 "Long Case" Double Rifle Hard Gun Case Created: Thursday, November 19, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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.
    • Juicebar Mobile Chargers Multi-Device Pocket Charger Review Created: Wednesday, May 08, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Review of Juicebar solar multi-device pocket charger, by Juicebar Mobile Chargers. This solar- or USB-charged portable battery can then be used to recharge a smart phone, Bluetooth device, or other...
    • Tilley Hats Review Created: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Review of some Tilley hats, including a camouflage one for hunting. These hats are of good quality and they look nice... here's now they measured up for this hunter.
    • LifeProof Phone Case for iPhone 4 & 4S and Belt Clip Holster Review for Hunters Created: Sunday, September 29, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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...
    • Ballistic SG MAXX Phone Case for iPhone 4 and 4S Review - Phone Case for Hunters Created: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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...
    • Griffin Survivor Camouflage Phone Case for Hunters Review (iPhone 4 & 4S) Created: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 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...
    • Should I Hunt With a Fouled Bore? Created: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Why you should always hunt with a fouled bore on your rifle, whether it's a modern (cartridge) gun or a muzzleloader. It's important to keep your shots consistent, and the first shot or two from a ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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?
    • 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.

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