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  • AR-15 vs Mini-14

    07/27/2016 1:12:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 70 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/27/2016 | J Hines
    Depending on what the AR's or Mini's are used for, we can all agree that the AR's is better for most situations. (SHTF, home defense, hunting, etc..) But, if we talk talk about the costs to have either a low end or tricked out piece of hardware, I guess the discussions can go on almost forever with the die hard ARís and Mini-14 folks. Or, better yet which one is most accurate? Here's what some are saying from Reddit and AR15Forum:Poison_Tequila: the truth is a little different. An AR can be picky or reliable, a mini is probably more accurate...
  • Are Sig's 1911 less reliable than Colt or Springfield?

    07/26/2016 7:46:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/26/2016 | J Hines
    Some of our readers and those from 1911 forum were taliking about whether the Sig 1911 is less reliable than Colt or Springfield. Here's some of the conversation taking place: 3RidersApproaching: SIG offers some very appealing 1911s in terms of features (front strap checkering, rounded butts, etc.) And their pricing is attractive. Relatively few models from Colt and Springfield come with front strap checkering (something that I have, over time, come to really appreciate after having bought a number of 1911ís that DONíT have it.) Iíve caught some drift here and there that SIG quality (perhaps regarding their non-1911 models?)...
  • 2016 FReeper Pick'em Football League

    07/22/2016 4:38:04 PM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Yahoo@ fantasy football ^ | 07/22/2016 | Texas Booster
    I started the 2016 Pickíem fantasy football team. FREEPER_PICKEM_FOOTBALL Group 476 Been going on for about a dozen years. The Pickíem league is simple - just tell us each week who will win, and assign a point value to the win. Ping me if you want to join.Our team number is 1447.
  • The Triple Double Shotgun

    07/22/2016 10:45:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/22/2016 | C Bailey
    You read right, this beast of a shotgun has 6 barrels and holds 48 rounds at a time. The ultimate zombie apocalypse weapon. Triple double is usually a term thrown around in basketball. Not so much in shotgun lingo. Double barrel shotguns are awesome. But you know what they are not as awesome as? A triple double shotgun. The guys from Demolition Ranch brings us one of the coolest and craziest guns you will ever see. Sure it is super heavy and quite uncomfortable and to be honest, not practical whats so ever. But that doesnít matter because it is...
  • Tactical Use of the AR-15

    07/21/2016 11:55:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | J Hines
    Everybody has an AR because of its reliability, durability and flexibility. Besides owning a shotgun an AR is the next best thing for a home defense. This video highlights Richard Nance (GunsandAmmo Editor) and Dave Spaulding (Handgun Combatives) discussing tactics and techniques using an AR-15 which any lawful citizen can learn. They talk about best ways to enter and clear a room while not extending your AR out there. But if you do there are some weapon retention methods that can be used to retain your AR. See the video here. How bout you all, do you use your AR-15...
  • Flatten a monster Boar with a .300 Mag

    07/19/2016 7:59:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/19/2016 | J McAdams
    Longtime hog nemesis Brian "Pigman" Quaca shows off his new toy from Savage Arms a .300 Win Mag by flattening a 270+ pound wild boar on this hunt. This video highlights the action, though the video clip doesnít show it, Pigman was actually busy playing on his phone and didn't notice the hog come out at first (we've all been there before, right?). Fortunately for him, the camera guy was on his game and got his attention. At that point, it was just a matter of putting his round on target, which he did like a true professional using his...
  • .44 Russian A Stubby, But Accurate Load

    07/14/2016 10:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/14/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    The .44 Smith & Wesson Russian is a rather stubby little cartridge. It has an overall cartridge length that is just a bit shorter than a Sharps .45-caliber paper-patched 550-grain bullet, but its performance outshines its size. In recent years cowboy-action shooters have brought new life to this fine old load. One attraction for me is shooting blackpowder revolvers and lever-action riÔ¨āes from the 1870s. Of course for me, shooting those guns is rather restricted to using the newly-made copies. Regarding revolvers ¬Ė which we¬íll concentrate on for the rest of this short tale ¬Ė my guns are mostly second-...
  • Watch out you're now the hunted

    07/14/2016 9:25:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/14/2016 | M Alpert
    This hunter makes a last minute shot to save his life in this heart-pounding lion encounter video. When you mess with the King of the Beasts, you should expect dangeróa lot of danger. In the video, a team of South African lion hunters have shot and wounded a male lion, but it disappears from their sight. What they donít realize is that the lion is circling them, looking to counterattack, see the video here.
  • Gun Review: Keystone Adds Rounds With 722

    07/13/2016 12:41:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Keystone Arms has long been known for single-shot .22-caliber bolt-actions for kids. Last year, they introduced a very unique repeater bolt action, which was released during the rimÔ¨Āre-ammunition shortage that happened not long ago. This gun came out with no fanfare and made very little impression in the gun industry. The Model 722, named for its seven-shot capacity and caliber, comes in three variants: the simple $262 Sporter, the more reÔ¨Āned $315 Classic and the $340 heavy-barreled Varmint. They share all parts except the barrel and stock. THE SEVEN-SHOT MAGAZINE is genius. The thick stainless-steel lips are smooth to the...
  • When is a deer shot unethical?

    07/13/2016 10:32:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Recent advances in technology enable hunters or anybody to take shots at extreme ranges (TrackingPoint), no untrained shooter would even consider shooting an animal at such range. Video from Extreme Outer Limits highlights hunters successfully making a 1,315 yard shot on a mule deer. These hunters were using a rifle chambered in .26 Nosler using 140gr Berger VLD bullets with a ballistic coefficient of .612 (an extremely aerodynamic bullet). There's a mixed sentiment conversation taking place out in the online world whether it is ethical or not. Some comments were: Ė the bullet duration time of flight taking too long,...
  • Home reloading of Percussion Caps and Primers is More Common than Thought

    07/13/2016 5:46:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The home and small shop manufacture of ammunition is an interesting subject for those debating the potential for disarming the population.† Guns are not very hard to make.† They are routinely made in third world workshops and by first world hobbyists.† Some of the simplest to make are some of those most detested by the opponents of armed self defense.† Homemade submachine guns are commonly found in Brazil and Israel. Many who oppose armed self defense have made the case that ammunition is the weak point in a black market or grey market economy.† They assume that ammunition is...
  • Top 10 Most Insane & Mysterious Broadcast Interruptions

    07/11/2016 4:32:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/11/'16 | blameitonjorge
    Click on the link to watch this interesting video.
  • 9mm Tracers Lights up Coyote

    07/11/2016 9:53:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/11/2016 | M Sargent
    Hunting coyote and other predators is definitely a huge plus in helping preserve the local deer population. Youtuber Tim Wells highlights some coyote hunting with 9mm tracer rounds. Awesome shooting and great footage of tracers! In the video, Tim encounters some challenges on getting these wily predators to come closer. With some patiences like a seasoned hunter, utilizing the Foxpro caller, the coyotes arrive. However, one of the shooter misses an easy shot of the standing coyote, but later was able to obtain a different shot to take down the coyote, see the video for the highlights.
  • C'zing the Chance - Shotgun World-Record Holder Dave Miller & CZ-USA 612 Magnum

    07/11/2016 8:01:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/11/2016 | Larry Case
    I had been discussing this for a while with Dave Miller, the shotgun product manager at CZ-USA, a Ô¨Ārearm manufacturer headquartered next door to Missouri in Kansas City, Kan. CZ-USA is the US-based subsidiary of the Czech Republic company that makes a long list of Ô¨Ārearms, including riÔ¨āes, pistols, submachine guns and some very Ô¨Āne shotguns. Many of their scatterguns are made in Turkey, which, if you didn't know, has a long history of making Ô¨Ārearms. CZ-USA also owns Dan Wesson Firearms, which has produced excellent revolvers and pistols for years, including some very nice 1911s. I have talked to...
  • Noveske - Back with a Bang

    07/08/2016 9:24:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/8/2016 | Troy Taysom
    The AR-15 is arguably the most popular rifle platform ever. It has been around since the late 1950s when it was created by Armalite. AR actually stands for Armalite rifle, and I can only imagine that their designers, back in 1959, had no idea they would create a platform that would transcend the civilian gun market place. When it first appeared it was chambered for .223/5.56, but today one can find calibers from .22LR all the way up to .50 Beowulf. With all of the options out there, building oneís own rifle has also become a popular pastime, because no...
  • Bear Defense Carry - what do you carry?

    07/08/2016 8:33:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 7/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Many hunters have talked about what to carry for bear defense while out in the woods. Here are some conversations on 1911forum and Reddit. BPHORSEGUY: There have been increasing small bear sightings in my and my dogs hiking area. I am considering carry a .45ACP instead of my 9mm and solids instead of HP. magazineman: I'd guess .44 mag or better. + running shoes. But for your purposes I'd see what handgun bear hunters use. I'd be surprised if 9mm or .45 were on the menu for that job. Big revolvers are probably the preferred item. AtheistInfantry: As a life...
  • Portuguese Homemade Revolver uses Homemade Cartridges

    07/08/2016 4:58:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This image from appears to be from a Portugese† police agency.† Shotgun shells are often used for the clandestine manufacture of pistol ammunition.† It many countries it is much easier to obtain shotgun shells than pistol or rifle ammunition.† In countries where severe restrictions on the private ownership of firearms have been imposed, shotguns are the least restricted.† In the extremely restrictive Soviet Union, shotgun cartridges were relatively available.† In England, the easiest firearm license to obtain is the shotgun license, as it is in Japan. With a source of shotgun cartridges, you have everything you need to...
  • Gun Review: the lighter side of Sig P22

    07/07/2016 8:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/7/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    At Ô¨Ārst glance the SIG P226 air pistol could be mixed up with the SIG P226, which comes in 9mm and .40 caliber, which is a pistol preferred by elite military forces around the world. I can see how their airgun could be used for training purposes and you could do a lot of inexpensive training with a pistol that so closely resembles your real one. The P226 air pistol uses a conventional size 12-gram Co2 canister, which slips into the back of the grip. The magazine pops out of the bottom the same way it would on any modern...
  • Elk on a Trampoline

    07/07/2016 7:43:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/7/2016 | M Alpert
    Just when you thought you had seen it all, Greg Chase a resident of Evergreen, CO observed these elks in his backyard, particular the one in the trampoline. Here's what he had to say about the whole thing. A young elk was stumbling around on his family's trampoline, while other elk were grazing the ground nearby. The young elk quickly realized that getting off the trampoline was much harder than getting on. The Elk's friend on the outside actually looks like he wants to get in and join the fun while the Mom looks on. See the video here.
  • Spectacular Long Range Shot

    07/06/2016 11:00:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/6/2016 | C Morgan
    Making long range kill shots is an incredible feat every hunter wants to accomplish, but realistically very few can pull them off in their hunting careers due to location and opportunity of the shot. Once in a while, we see a few that are hard to believe, and even amazing. Making the shots involve many factors such as: the terrain, wind, weather conditions and sight line. If it's all perfect then its easy to excecute. Yeh, I know easier said than done. So enjoy this video of the past highlighting some great long range shots.
  • The Lost Pistol of WWII

    07/06/2016 7:10:10 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/6/2016 | Frank Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conÔ¨āict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol¬ís real story; they weren¬ít wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • My Life and Shortwave Radio

    07/04/2016 9:24:15 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 144 replies
    Self | 7/4/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Way back in the early 70s, my mother's youngest brother (who was a seasonal worker for the US Army Corps of Engineers), as was his habit, brought his car over to our house while he was away on "the boat" (as we all called it). But this time he left something else . . . an very plain-looking, ordinary radio. Back in those days FM was still fairly exotic. AM was still king, and that's where most of the music and regular radio programming was. This little radio happened to have both AM and FM. But it had a third...
  • Next Phase nonlead bullet ban Approaching

    07/01/2016 10:13:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 7/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Press release from California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Starting July 1, 2016, nonlead shot will be required when taking upland game birds with a shotgun in California, except for dove, quail, snipe, and any game birds taken at licensed game bird clubs. In addition, nonlead shot will be required when using a shotgun to take resident small game mammals, furbearing mammals, nongame mammals, nongame birds and any wildlife for depredation purposes. Existing restrictions on the use of lead ammunition in the California condor range, when taking Nelson bighorn sheep and when hunting on all California Department of Fish and...
  • Gun Review: J67 Bullpup Smooth Is Fast

    07/01/2016 8:10:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/1/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Dean Van Marel of Jard, Inc. designed the J67 bullpup to be simple and inexpensive. Based loosely on Sten and Sterling submachinegun features, this odd-looking bullpup folded from aluminum sheets is quite different in actual use. At 7 pounds, it hearkens back to the age when pistol-caliber guns were sometimes front-line infantry weapons. Unlike Sten and Sterling, J67 ejects down behind the magazine and the controls are ambidextrous. The safety lever is modeled on M1 Garand, and Marel chose Glock magazines, common and available in various calibers, as the standard. In my experience, the Glock magazines worked perfectly, but aftermarket...
  • Beer Can: the Ultimate Survival Stove

    06/29/2016 12:33:07 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/29/2016 | M Alpert
    Adventurer Tom Allen and his friend demonstrates how to make a stove with the minimal materials. Beer Can Get a beer can or any aluminum can, the larger the better and have a knife or a pair scissors. Cut the top of beer can at the top ridge.Cut beer can in half and get it to 2-3 inches high on both can.Dent the bottom half can with a knife all the way around, when done place the top piece together.Make a little hole with the thumbtackPour some rubbing alcohol into the and light it up, now youíre ready to start...
  • Trick out your AR with these Must Have Accessories

    06/29/2016 10:44:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 42 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/29/2016 | T Hansen
    The AR platform is reliable, versatile, accurate and can be accessorized. Gotta love the AR, there are infinite amount of manufactures that caters to this market. You can trick out almost every section of your AR. Here are some must-have AR accessories. Suppressors If you never shot with a suppressor, give it a shot (no pun intended). If your state allows for suppressor use and ownership, this is one accessory worth a serious look. Grips Having a grip that feels comfortable can help improve your shooting and confidence. There is no shortage of great grips available and you can choose...
  • My First 3 Gun Competition

    06/28/2016 1:10:38 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/28/2016 | Emily Robinson
    I have always been a pistol shooter. Even the first time I was out on the range, I loved everything about shooting, from the smell of the gunpowder to the sound the steel makes when it is hit by a bullet. I think thatís what got me hooked on competitive shooting. I was 9 years old when I attended and watched my first Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) match in Columbia, S.C., and my whole family attended to see what it was all about. MY FIRST USPSA MATCH was the North Carolina Sectional in 2012. I had never even been...
  • Mad Half Minute Handgun Drill

    06/27/2016 8:04:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/27/2016 | J Hines
    This handgun shooting drill was created by Special Forces veteran Mike Pannone of CTT Solutions. This drill is designed to test and enhance your shooting accuracy while on the move. Here's the Drill The target is placed 10 yards away from the shooter. There are three shooting points. The first one is directly in front of the target. The second and third points are at five yards away from the center at opposite ends. At the signal, the shooter has 30 seconds to fire the first round from the holster, quickly move to one of the outside positions, come to...
  • Shooting a 1911 Pistol Wrapped With Rubber Bands

    06/23/2016 10:49:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | MattV
    That's Rubber BandsWhat happens if you wrap a Ruger SR1911 pistol with Rubber Bands? How many rubber bands will it take to cause the 1911 pistol to malfunction? Is one rubber band powerful enough to stop the slide from functioning properly? Will this create an over pressure situation and kaboom the 1911 pistol? This has been suggested by viewers on multiple occasions and seemed like a fun video to do! This is a wacky function test. Here's a short video transcript Weíre gonna see how many rubber bands it takes to disable this glock. So put in a comment below...
  • Can you spot the deer?

    06/22/2016 8:41:05 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/22/2016 | C Cocoles
    All this talk of getting fit for hunting season in the fall. How about doing some deer recognition exercise. Go through these pictures quickly and see if you can spot the deer. Give yourself five seconds, any longer means the deer is gone. See the rest here.
  • Black Powder Part 3

    06/21/2016 10:35:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2016 | Bob Shell
    Part III of black powder Ô¨Ānalizes with a discussion of defouling, types of bullets and more. Blackpowder fouls a lot and if you don't dry-brush out your barrel after every couple of shots, your bullet or ball will start becoming diÔ¨Écult to push down the barrel. If you brush it and dump out the residue, you can shoot all day doing that. I don't recommend any type of lube, as you might contaminate the powder and it won't help you in this operation. Use a tight shotgun-type brush for best results. Following those procedures and tweaking them to suit you...
  • Tough day of Fishing?

    06/21/2016 8:23:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/21/2016 | J Hoffman
    Not compared to this girl Yes, this girl isn't dress down for a little shore fishing. Clad in a black dress and heels, she displays a fine form as she sits at the edge of a pond in a deck chair. But then it all quickly unravels. All anglers have experienced this once Ė dropping things in the lake, breaking rods, and even falling in. But can this girlís luck get any worse? Her reaction to it all does certainly take the cake. Real or fake, you have to admit that clip is hilarious. If anything, she walked away with...
  • Is Pro Bass Fishing really all cracked up to be?

    06/17/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/17/2016 | R Bonner
    If youíre into bass fishing or follow pro fishing, there are some derogatory comments about the sport from the "haters". Enter pro angler Fat Cat Newton rattling off in this video in response to the subject. Excerpt script from the video: To these people that think professional fishin' is not a professional sport, bless your heart. Apparently you've never been across the water runnin' about seventy-sixty miles an hour makin' that long run, when the weatherman says 'ah the windís gonna blow about five to ten miles an hourí you get out there thereís thirty-four mile-an-hour gusts, you got three...
  • SHTF Must have Survival Gear

    06/16/2016 6:46:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/16/2016 | J Hines
    There are many different tools and things that you can stow away in your bug out bag. There is no SHTF bag to rule them all. However, knowing that we need to provide for the big three: food, water and shelter. We can focus on the tools to help you survive. So here's a quick down and dirty list, but please add your list to this as well. TOOL FOR CUTTING OR CHOPPING Ė Used for cooking, warmth and shelter.MULTI-PURPOSE TOOL Ė Is like a McGyver gadget with all tools in it.WATER PURIFICATION OR FILTRATIONFIRE STARTER Ė Get a permanent...
  • Time for a Little Group Therapy

    06/15/2016 1:01:50 PM PDT · by w1n1
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/15/2016 | D Workman
    Complaining or simply beating up on yourself about a shot you missed last fall is not going to solve your problem. June is here, and with it are those long, lazy, mild late spring and early summer evenings that you can spend at the range, and if youíre lucky, youíll bump into old pals and enjoy some therapeutic conversation and trigger time. Making excuses for not being able to take this time seems to be a favorite pastime of people determined to become vegetarians and just go camping with guns in the fall. For the rest of us, however, putting...
  • Benefits of the U.S. Survival AR-7 Rifle

    06/14/2016 8:48:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/14/2016 | J Hines
    Originating in the late 50ís, the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 rifle was designed by Eugene Stoner who was known as the father of the AR-16. Eventually, the design was sold to other manufactures. Todayís AR-7 .22 is manufactured solely in the U.S.and has evolved in many ways. Its design changes and updated manufacturing controls have provided advancement in this unique rimfire. Some of the improvements include a new barrel bushing which has increased the feeding reliability. In addition, the magazines have been upgraded which also improves feeding. The magazines are now manufactured from steel and have an eight-round capacity with...
  • Changes for GMU 22 Caribou Hunters

    06/14/2016 6:30:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/14/2016 | C Cocoles
    Alaska residents who hunt in Game Management Unit 22 are reminded that new caribou hunting regulations go into effect next month. Beginning July 1, 2016, the new regulations incorporate several significant changes including a requirement that residents hunting caribou in GMU 22 possess a registration hunting permit. Permits for registration caribou hunt RC800 will be available beginning June 15, and may be obtained online, in person at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game office in Nome, or from license vendors within Unit 22. The RC800 permit hunt is part of a new regulations package for GMU 22 adopted by...
  • Pastor Phil's First Rifle

    06/11/2016 5:21:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Eight years ago, I met the pastor of my brother's church in Northern Wisconsin.† Pastor Phil and his wife, Kathy, had answered the call when the church had entered some hard times.† His career had started in Chicago.† His parents were called to the ministry; his father had been a Marine.† The streets that he grew up on in Chicago had an international flavor.† There were Greek, Polish, and Germans, and they generally got along.† His family did not have any guns, and his lone experience with firearms was an informal couple of shots with a .22† at twilight,...
  • Seriously dangerous training for these Sharpshooters

    06/10/2016 10:56:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/10/2016 | E Nestor
    Have a look at this insane video that shows a foreign military unit shooting at the range. What's humorous and very dangerous is that they have their compadres downrange holding a plate (target) while these sharpshooters take the shot. Again, do not try this at home, See the video here.
  • All about Black Powder Pt 2

    06/09/2016 1:08:39 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/9/2016 | B Shell
    This issue we turn to loading the powder and safety, and wrap up next time with tricks of the trade. There are a few things that you should be aware of to get best results. First, always make sure your gun is empty. If you buy a new muzzleloader, then you can put a rod down the barrel and mark the rod to establish the depth that indicates an empty barrel. When preparing to load a used muzzleloader, remove the nipple where the percussion cap would be placed, and make sure you can see clearly through to the inside of...
  • Would you pull a prank on your buddy?

    06/09/2016 12:20:51 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/9/2016 | KJ Gonzales
    Okay, seriously, who doesn't love a good prank every now and then? Even better yet, this one involves deer hunting. In this video, we are introduced to an unsuspecting, rifle-toting, story-telling, novice hunter who is clearly looking to make what appears to be his first ever shot on a massive buck. Yes, that's right its all captured on video. Obviously, his friend did a fine job of setting him up. See the video here.
  • Bear Hunting with a Spear

    06/08/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/8/2016 | D Prievo
    The words of excitement from Josh Bowmar of Bowmar Bowhunting after he speared a bear. Here's the crazy part: he did it with no blind, no guide, no backup weapon and from the ground, all on film. Here's Josh comment: "I wanted to spear a bear without back up and the entire time we were there, the guide was telling me basically I was crazy because they had just recently heard of a guy being mauled by a bear. With that, I agreed, and every other time we hunted, we had a guide with us who carried a shotgun. However...
  • How not to hold a Handgun

    06/07/2016 7:11:11 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/7/2016 | E Nestor
    We all love shooting handguns, but there are some that just don't know how to hold a small handgun. A video from EatalltheBirds addresses the problems, here's an excerpt from it: The video starts out showing you what can happen if your hand is in front of a revolver cylinder and frame gap. Hot gases and even shaved bullet material can cause quite an injury. A piece of paper and a hot dog are stand ins for fingers in this gun safety test. For semi-automatic pistols, the slide moves rapidly to the rear. If a thumb is in the way,...
  • Invasive Fish Caught has Human like Teeth

    06/06/2016 5:29:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/6/2016 | C Cocoles
    A Petaluma fisherman got a big bite, but didn't expect the fish he reeled in to bite back. Juan Gallo caught a pacu fish at the Lucchesi Park pond in Petaluma over the weekend. But as he lifted the fish from the water, its teeth cut the line. A pacu is a freshwater fish typically found in the Amazon River and a relative of the piranha. While the fish is sold at U.S. pet shops, theyíre illegal in California. Gallo managed to keep a hold of the fish, and plans to turn it over to the California Department of Fish...
  • Jack and Master of all Trade

    06/03/2016 7:22:54 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/3/2016 | Jim Dickson
    When we think of the leaders among quality gun makers of the British Isles we tend to think of names like Purdey and Holland and Holland, but these men have been dead for over a hundred years. Only their firms survive. For innovative leadership we must look to individuals in the trade today, and certainly no one has been a more innovative gunmaker than Giles Whittome. Giles is famous for his giant 2-gauge single-shot rifles. His 26-pound, 2-bore rifles are the largest and most powerful sporting rifles ever made. They are capable of shooting a half pound of lead backed...
  • Hog Hunting with a Spear

    06/01/2016 6:17:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 6/1/2016 | R Chastain
    Here's your Hump day video, in this bloody, noisy video, a hunter records footage of a crowd of hogs feeding on bait placed literally at the base of his ladder stand. After a while, he flings a spear with a GoPro camera attached. The spear hits a hog, which falls over as it should. But then it begins the bawling, slow-dying thrash-fest that most hog hunters have witnessed before. See the full video here.
  • 2016 Bold Electoral College Predictions Thread [2+2]

    05/30/2016 12:36:59 PM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    twoplustwo ^ | 5/2016 | Various
    Excerpt from first post So now that the primaries are essentially over, it's a great time to make bold predictions and hot takes about how the general election will turn out. EC results, vice presidential picks, indictments, whatever predictions you have go here. If you're good, you can achieve everlasting 2p2 glory much like Dvaut and his incredible Trump prediction. Or like that time goofball beat Nate Silver. You can make your own map at I made one based only on the latest RCP polling results, and, boy howdy it does not look good for Republicans. I **** you...
  • RTD Manufacturing - The Great Challenge

    05/29/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by w1n1
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 5/29/2016 | Dani Breteau
    The American Shooting Journal sat down with Tony Hook, owner and founder of New Hampshire¬ís RTD Manufacturing, who shared how he went from Ô¨Āxing cars for a living to manufacturing guns, as well as the trials and tribulations of what it takes to start, own and operate such a company, one that prides itself on extremely low tolerances. American Shooting Journal: How did RTD Arms get started? Tony Hook: It was started due to a question my 14-year-old stepson Robby asked. I had just purchased a brand-new AR-15 made by one of the more recognizable manufacturers. I brought it home...
  • How to build an Olympian

    05/26/2016 6:44:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/26/2016 | Dana Farrell
    Fourteen-year-old Lance Thompson of Carlisle, Pa., has spent the last several years of his life with one goal in mind Ė competing in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. As an Olympic trapshooting hopeful and honor student, Thompson maintains an intense, disciplined schedule that includes shooting up to four days a week during the school year and living full time at a training center during the summer. This arrangement allows him to train every day when schoolís out. While living at the training center he stays with one of the team members, a 25-year-old female shooter, in an efficiency...
  • Gun Review: The Walloper

    05/25/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/25/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to riÔ¨āes in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive Ô¨Āghting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that¬ís still practical for unsupported Ô¨Āring. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...