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  • The .700 WTF Rifle

    10/21/2016 6:26:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/21/2016 | J Hines
    The .700 WTF rifle is a beautiful example of power and engineering. This newly built rifle is shot for the first time, from the shoulder, with a monstrous cartridge. The bullets weigh 1132 grains each and have a diameter of .700 caliber, and the cartridge can be loaded up to 2,300 feet per second. It can spit out a slug traveling 1600-1800 fps. All of these details make it a monster on par with elephant guns. Shooting the rifle without the muzzle break would generate 150 feet per pound of recoil on the shooter's shoulder. We would love to take...
  • Hunting Myth Buster: Never gut a deer near your treestand

    10/20/2016 5:53:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/20/2016 | C Cocoles
    You've heard it before: you should never gut a deer near your treestand. At least, that is a popular theory. As the saying goes, if you gut a deer near your stand, it will scare all the deer that frequent the area away. However, are there any facts to back up this claim, or debunks it? Well, yes. Here's what was found. After quite a bit of research into this topic, I was able to find this study done by Dr. James C. Kroll, who replicated gut piles all over the woods and placed trail cams right on top of...
  • Review: The Pocket Shot - Its not a Toy

    10/20/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/20/2016 | D Breteau
    What is The Pocket Shot? Well, it is what I call a modern-day sling shot, but a little cooler, has an interesting design and is quite portable Ė but make no mistake, this is not a toy! Let's get the statistics out of the way first: The Pocket Shot is a closed pouch made of latex with a base and locking ring that compresses the latex ends. This design allows for a solid grip on the front end and a clear line of projection for your ammunition Ė in this case a steel slug. Loading is easy and while the...
  • Tiger Muskie vs Trout

    10/19/2016 10:34:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/19/2016 | S Morstan
    In the marine world where the bigger fish you are the better. This muskie with a famish appetite goes after a trout half his size. But then again, muskies will eat just about anything that swims near them, with no prejudice to size or species. In this amazing footage below, a muskie tries to scarf down a big trout. The trout is much too big for the muskie to swallow, like snakes muskie donít care. If i'st hungry, it eats now. While thereís debates in the Youtube comments whether thatís a Tiger Muskie or a Northern Pike (Feel free to...
  • Tactical trash collector

    10/19/2016 6:04:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/19/2016 | S Morstan
    Brass may look cool as it clatters to the ground, but you itís a bit bad for the environment. These guys figured out how to be cool -and- eco-friendly, catching the brass in their "Tactical trashbag". While one fires his handgun with his eyes on the prize downrange, his buddy keeps an eye on the much-less-predictable brass getting ejected from the gun. Not a bad catch rate, either! This seems a little cooler than buying a brass-catcher, if youíve got a buddy with enough skillĖ or you are the buddy! See the full action here.
  • Data & Picard by Pogo (Song trekkies will enjoy)

    10/18/2016 3:07:17 PM PDT · by GraceG · 7 replies
    Awesome re-mix from Star Trek the next Generation done by Pogo. Pogo's music is also heard as bumper music for the "Louder with Crowder" webcast.
  • Avoid the gut shot, or you'll gag

    10/18/2016 6:05:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/18/2016 | S Morstan
    When it comes time to field dress your deer, I hope you handle it better than these folks. I donít want to rag on these hunters. Trust me, that is not the purpose of this post. However, I am sure we all have friends that get a little queasy when it comes time to field dress a kill. Yes, those people are out there, and sometimes the camera is rolling when it happens! Watch these hunters do everything they can to not vomit while cutting into this deer. Their reactions are classic! See it here.
  • Dragon Claw Airgun vs SUV

    10/18/2016 5:26:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/18/2016 | J Hines
    Airguns that shoot arrows are not new, but the Dragon Claw just became the world's most powerful production arrow slinger with the introduction of the Air Bolt. When fired from the Dragon Claw, the Air Boltís 430gr mass is launched at 450fps. Thatís as much kinetic energy as a 380ACP pistol, but can it shoot through an SUV? Youtuber TWANGnBANG took this Dragon Claw out to the range and fired at a Dodge Durango to see if it really can go all the way through. Some facts to consider, penetration through the Durango all depends on how many car parts...
  • Ruger 10-22 Bullpup

    10/17/2016 6:55:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2016 | J Hines
    So you like Ruger 10/22 rifles? Well, this suppressed Ruger 10/22 bullpup rifle will leave you drooling, especially when you see shooting sensation 22 Plinkster getting some trigger time with it. We sure love our Ruger 10/22 rifles. How can you upgrade your trusty Ruger 10/22 Rifle to a more enjoyable tacticool platform? Why not bullpup stock that .22 rifle? The Aklys Defense ZK-22 Bullpup Stock allows for a quick-shooting short-length package ready for action. What is better is that 22 Plinkster has a suppressor on his bullpup rifle. That would make this quiet shooting rifle perfect for the range...
  • New 50p coin struck for Battle of Hastings anniversary

    10/15/2016 12:15:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies ^ | October 10, 2016 | BBC
    The first of five million 50p coins to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1066 have been struck at the Royal Mint. The coin, which shows King Harold with an arrow through his eye, marks one of the most well-known events in British history.
  • Taking fire on a Mountain Trail Bike

    10/14/2016 5:49:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/14/2016 | S Morstan
    "On a normal MTB ride in Capitol State Forest, WA, somebody target shooting was "unknowingly" firing across one of the most used trails in the forest. As soon as we realized how close the shots were, we heard at least two zip past just ahead of us seemingly at head level. The sound was apparent and "felt" close, the GoPro barely picked up the audio, so I increased the volume for the first two. With headphones you can hear them in the original clip, prior to me cranking up the volume. After reflecting for a couple days about this incident,...
  • Hiding (guns) in Plain sight

    10/14/2016 5:01:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/14/2016 | C Hodgkins
    For decades, gun owners were forced to make difficult choices or to compromise when it came to firearms storage. On one hand, owners needed firearms to be stored securely to protect them from theft and to ensure the safety of younger family members. At the same time, protecting those same loved ones often required that the firearms be quickly and easily available for access in case of an intruder or other emergency. There have been excellent gun safes on the market for decades, and many do their intended job very well. But until recently, gun safes were all about security...
  • Gotta get your hands on this Saiga-12 Shotgun

    10/13/2016 10:54:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/13/2016 | J Hines
    This Saiga-12 is nothing like you have ever seen before In the world of competitive shooting (3 gun competition), the Russian Saiga 12 shotgun has made a name for itself. Engineered and designed with the AK-47 function in mind, this 12-gauge semi automatic shotgun gets the job done. Watch Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical gets a chance to shoot this sweet highly modified Saiga-12 shotgun. This particular shotgun belongs to Andrey Kirisenko, considered one of the fastest shotgun shooters in the world. This shotgun is the master blaster in the 12-gauge shotgun world. See the action here.
  • Buck goes Skyrocket

    10/12/2016 7:07:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/12/2016 | S Morstan
    Popular outdoor television and Youtube hunting videos highlights many whitetail while expiring. Generally, when you shoot a deer, you expect them to jump, maybe flop, some drop where they stand, some run off and leave a trail of blood you have to track (it happens). Generally, you don't expect something like this. When a friend of Garrett Sing took down -his- buck over the weekend, the deer didnít flop, but it certainly had a spectacular jump! With his last breath, the buck sky rockets up like a spaceship and flips directly on his back. You couldnít have placed it better...
  • You could FAL for this gun

    10/11/2016 5:32:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/11/2016 | S Morstan
    Well boys this machine gun shooting lady has us out gunned. This handy-dandy FAL 7.62◊51 NATO is capable of firing full-auto, and it looks like a lot of fun, too. We see our shooter set down the gun with a grin, and it looks like sheíd be more than happy to pick it up again any time. No word on how the target fared, but if itís not turned into a block of swiss by now, itís been seriously menaced. Guessing by that ecstatic grin, though, thereís probably not much left to whatever she was shooting at. Excellent shooting! If...
  • "The Island Where People Forget to Die" and Social Ecosystems

    10/10/2016 7:39:25 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 08 April 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    You might have seen this article The Island Where People Forget to Die a few years ago. I recently re-read this exploration of "blue zones" where people habitually live long, productive lives, and read a companion piece on the "blue zone" author's discoveries about food and diet: My Dinner With Longevity Expert Dan Buettner. What really struck me in this re-reading was the centrality of purposeful work and a robust social ecosystem in the lives of the productive/active elderly. This mechanical mindset leads us to conclude that doing time on a treadmill and being hyper-vigilant about sticking to a strict...
  • CZ-USA Built for the Task

    10/10/2016 7:50:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2016 | Larry Case
    Pull!, A bright orange disc Ô¨āies out of the trap house at a pace only slightly slower than the speed of light. You were hoping for a lob, a gimme, or a straightaway that you could transform into orange powder and boost your conÔ¨Ādence a little, but you don¬ít get any of those. This nightmare scenario is played out time and again on trap shooting ranges all over the country, and sometimes we reluctantly Ô¨Ānd ourselves in the starring role. You have to get a good shotgun, one that is built for the task; a shotgun designed to make it...
  • How to kill a rattlesnake with your bare hands

    10/10/2016 7:13:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/10/2016 | C Bailey
    Rattlesnakes can be dangerous and TerrifyingRattlesnakes are common in certain states others are not. Some like them, some don't, if you encounter one and need to dispose of it. Meet Neal Hunt, he demonstrates the correct, easy, and ethical way to do so. Neal explains itís the best way to dispose of one, see the video below. That man bravely picked up the disturbed rattler and snapped it like a bull whip. The snake dies instantly from the neck break and loses its mobility or any natural body twitch like a bite. Sometimes if the head is severed, the snake...
  • Drinking like a fish

    10/08/2016 11:03:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Found on facebook, this fish appears to be guzzling a can of beer with his fisherman buddiesĖ but is it? Of course not. As many commenters on facebook point out, the fish is trying to breathe as itís stuck on the side of the boat, and these fisherman thought they'd give it a drink. If they caught the fish and ate it later it might be considered a very odd way of pre-seasoning your meal, but at the end of the video, the fish gets away. Fishermen, if youíre going to treat your fish to a beer, make sure itís...
  • Simple Hack to lessen recoil and improve shotgun accuracy

    10/07/2016 9:31:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/7/2016 | J Hines
    If you own an old single-shot, break-action 12 gauges then you know they arenít very accurate and the recoil is enough to leave you sore black and bruised. There are ways improve this shotgun to make it better and actually make it more enjoyable to shoot with. There is a section of the gun called the forcing cone. This area is in the barrel of the gun, just in front of the chamber. The forcing cone is slightly taper down to the rest of the bore and is normally less than an inch in length. Its job is to force...
  • Gutless Field Dressing

    10/07/2016 6:01:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/7/2016 | J Hines
    Don't like dealing with the guts on your deer? Letís face it: gutting a deer is probably the worst part of hunting. Maybe your harvest has fallen in a location you won't be able to drag it out. Or, you're over 400 yards away from your truck. A little know how of what to cut and avoiding the guts. How many of you out there use the gutless field dressing? If you're one of the newbies see the video to see how its done.
  • Just another day in Alaska

    10/06/2016 10:19:30 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 10/6/2016 | S Morstan
    You come home, get ready to relax for the evening, get out of your car, and the moose are fighting again. Nothing like the snorting and clomping of fighting moose to wake you out of your evening commuterís haze. These two bulls started battling it out in the middle of a busy suburb. You can see and hear people filming from their cars and holding back their dogs, hoping these too massive beasts donít cause any property damage in their wake! Thankfully, we donít see any thing -or anyone- get hurt, and it looks like nobody gets too injured. One...
  • REAL Assassinís Creed Hidden Blade & Rope Launcher

    10/06/2016 9:25:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | J Hines
    Have you seen the Xbox game called Assassin Creed? The main character uses a fully functional arm mounted grapple hook. We all think these gadgets and hidden blade is something as fiction but Youtuber ColinFurze have managed to bring them to life and its awesome.Here's how it works? Insert CO2 cannister, point to destination, and fire! Once the grapple-hook is secure, attach the harness tether to the rope launcher. This has also got the switch on it that controls the motor. Now winch yourself up. See the action here.
  • Serious skills to spear a whitetail

    10/05/2016 10:51:33 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/5/2016 | K Rainey
    This is one of the most primitive whitetail deer spear hunting experience that you will encounter. Not many hunter will hunt whitetail with a spear because it requires stealthiness. That stealthiness comes in the form of patiences and self-discipline, the rewards far outweighs the grind. In the video Pursuit hunter, Tim Wells, explains his purpose to experience caveman hunting situations. He demonstrates clearly why the spear is not a very popular weapon of choice to hunt with these days. The accuracy is slim and requires a lot of human-created force to take down animals of a decent size. See the...
  • Gangsta Shooting style

    10/05/2016 7:48:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/5/2016 | J Hines
    Does gangsta style of shooting work? Gangsta shooting style with a pistol where you cant the pistol to the side has been popularized by the movies but scoffed at by trained shooters. Jerry Miculek and friend Eric demonstrates to find out if this way of shooting actually works, can you hit the side of the barn or close to it? For the test Jerry and friend Eric line up on a metal target. At the sound of the buzzer, shooter with pistols already drawn at the lower position will raise and shoot 6 shots with a normal strong hand position....
  • .30 Cal vs Body Armor

    10/04/2016 5:58:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2016 | J Hines
    Will the military grade ballistic plate stop these rounds? Watch as Jerry Miculek pits an AR-10 .30 cal against body armor with some high-volume rapid fire. Jerry is trying to duplicate what Richard Ryan of Full Mag did, and that is he fired a .30 cal machine gun at a piece of armor. Jerry will be using the same cal with an AR-10 with the standard NATO 7.62 ball 147 grain rounds. There it is, the plates were able to absorb the hits against it, round after round. There is a reason modern light infantry and combat soldiers wear integrated...
  • A History of Hunting Dogs

    10/03/2016 12:44:43 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/3/2016 | S Morstan
    Dogs and humans have a long history of friendship, and hunting has been one of the main reasons people have bred dogs over the centuries. There are ancient cave paintings depicting stories of dogs walking alongside man. The story goes back 20,000 years to the time of pre-agricultural hunter-gatherers. As far back as 12,000 years ago, there's evidence of dogs used for hunting, guarding and hauling weight. In most every culture, dogs have played a longstanding and important role. The ancient Chinese kept dogs as companions and for hunting. In Egypt, dogs held great cultural significance and were often mummified...
  • Cattleman Flat-Top single action in .44/40

    10/03/2016 6:50:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/3/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    Back in 1961, Colt allowed some announcements to leak out about a new target-sighted single action they¬íd soon release. At the time, I¬íd hoped for a return of the early Ô¨āat-top target model of their famous Single Action Army, but instead, they introduced the New Frontier model. The details of that historical correctness begin with the cartridges this gun is chambered for. Currently (although things can change), the Ô¨āat-top Cattleman is offered only for the .45 Colt and the .44/40. Of those two cartridges, the .45 is certainly the most common today, just as it was years ago. If all...
  • Glock Fishing Underwater

    10/02/2016 10:53:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/2/2016 | S Morstan
    Saving the reefs and getting a good mealĖ with a gun! Consuming eighty per-cent of a reefís edible baitfish in mere weeks and overpopulating like mad, the Lionfish is a deeply invasive species with no natural predators in the areaĖ at least until now. Here in this video, the crew with Go Fish Productions opted to go Lionfish huntingĖ and with a gun! They used nontoxic, lead-free ammuniton and ate what they caught, all while doing their best to preserve the reef and keep its more native inhabitants happy. Not a bad job, and it looks like fun! Kudos to...
  • Belt Fed Fun

    10/02/2016 10:33:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/2/2016 | Frank Jardim
    Variants of the M240 general-purpose light machine gun may have earned a reputation for ruggedness and reliability on the battleÔ¨Āelds of Iraq and Afghanistan, but this 7.62x51mm NATO belt-fed beauty has provided U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantryman with hard-hitting Ô¨Ārepower since the 1990s. And, although the weapon is heavier and more complicated than the Vietnam-era M60-series light machine guns it replaced, those drawbacks are far outweighed by the simple fact that it works much better. The United States military Ô¨Ārst took an interest in the weapon as a coaxial machine gun for tanks in the 1970s. It was very...
  • Solid Semi 9mm

    09/30/2016 6:39:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/30/2016 | Frank Jardim
    The classic Uzi 9mm submachine gun was developed by Uziel Gal in the 1950s for the Israeli military, and in its day was considered an excellent combat weapon. And although guns with similar features had become pretty standard by the end of World War II, the Uzi changed the paradigm for submachine guns with its compactness, ergonomics and easy handling. These reasons are also why the gun continues to be replicated by a variety of manufacturers. One of these, Century Arms, Inc., has found success with their semi-auto version, the Centurion UC-9. The original Uzi was made mostly of welded...
  • .50 Cal Big Bore Airgun

    09/29/2016 6:53:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/29/2016 | J Hines
    Big bore air rifles are something of a new phenomenon in the world of shooting and hunting. It turns out thereís some real potential in many of these rifles. You can use it for fun shooting at targets and possibly for hunting small game. Sam Yang Dragon Claw may look like an over-and-under shotgun slash grenade launcher like, but itís a .50 caliber air rifle. What's cool about this rifle is it not only shoots bullets, it fires something you might not expect. Yep, you got it, it shoots arrows too, see the video here.
  • Thought Shooting this Trophy Buck was a Simple thing

    09/28/2016 7:33:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/28/2016 | J Hines
    Is it bad luck?, watch this hunter takes a couple shot at this huge 10-pointer, but as you can tell his rifle isn't zeroed in. The poor rabbit in the background got the butt-end of this as it goes flying. Here is the hunter's explanation as to why both of his shots were so far off the mark and right on the rabbit. Here's the hunter's explanation: "To make a long story short, my son dropped my rifle one week before this hunt and did not tell me it was dropped, after making two repetitive shots with custom loads, I...
  • Two deer with one shot

    09/27/2016 7:10:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 9/27/2016 | S Morstan
    Though it's titled "Two deer with one shot", armchair analysts seem to be feeling anything but awe about this father-son pair's take. Accusations have ranged from there being multiple shots (which seems to be implied in the video), to a 'childish' countdown and poor shooting practice in general, some suggested that their choices in deer taken were unethical, and some accused the video-makers of leaving a deer wandering in pain or dying and wasting the meet (suggestions that while one deer fell, two jumped, implying they were hit). As one comment from the maker of the video points out, however:...
  • Would you shoot this 3D Printed .357 Magnum?

    09/27/2016 5:56:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/27/2016 | J Hines
    3D printing technology has allowed us to print just about anything including a gun. In this article Youtuber Guy in a Garage built (printed) a Songbird 357 Magnum pistol that actually shoots a .357 cartridge. In the first test firing, the frame cracked at the top of the slide. To repair the pistol, he glued the crack and added a couple of zip ties to keep it together. Yes, this is homemade, so would you shoot a homemade 3D printed .357 Magnum pistol?, see the video here.
  • Taking down 4 hogs in a row

    09/26/2016 8:26:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/26/2016 | J Hines
    Hunting season is just around the corner, have you been out shooting to polish your skills? Stationary targets or moving targets? Shooting at something that's moving is challenging. However, a proficient shooter can make it look simple. In this video a hunter dropped 4 hogs in a row within a minute with no time to spare, hope this gets you inspired for the upcoming hunting season, see the video here, enjoy!
  • Comparing Barrel Twist Rates

    09/25/2016 10:03:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/25/2016 | J Hines
    When a bullet is fired, the rifling of the barrel puts a twist on the bullet in order to improve accuracy, increase the distance traveled, and to stabilize the bullet as it moves through the air towards its target. Twist rates are often set up as a ratio, such as 1:14, 1:12, or 1:7, which refers to inches per turn. A twist rate of 1:10 means the bullet will turn one time in 10 inches of the barrel. Rifling was discovered in 15th century Germany and most likely took the science behind arrows, which are fletched in a way that...
  • Seaweed Solid State Cell

    09/23/2016 10:46:01 AM PDT · by amorphous · 5 replies
    Robert Murray-Smith Youtube Channel ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Rober Murray-Smith
    I posted this so you could share that moment of discovery - there is no real point in asking me about performance characteristics regarding this cell as it is quite literally 1 day old - so i have no idea. - Robert Murray-Smith.
  • CZ-75 Full Auto Pistol

    09/23/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/23/2016 | J Hines
    The CZ-75 is a pistol made by ńĆesk√° zbrojovka Uhersk√Ĺ Brod (CZUB) in the Czech Republic that has both semi-automatic and selective fire variants. First introduced in 1975, it is one of the original ¬ďwonder nines¬Ē featuring a staggered-column magazine, all-steel construction, and a hammer forged barrel. It is widely distributed throughout the world. It is the most common handgun in the Czech Republic. Like most fully automatic firearms, accuracy sort of goes out the window, with the CZ you also need to apply some death grip to hang onto it. But on the Hollywood side, you sure look good...
  • Carving a pumpkin with an AK-47

    09/22/2016 5:24:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/2016 | J Hines
    Move over pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin carving with an AK-47 is the new hype this fall. We all love fall. Cooler weather, football, bonfires, and hunting seasons. It is the time of year we wait for all year long. All things flavored pumpkin spice seems to create a buzz these days, but carving pumpkins with an AK-47 is the coolest thing you will see this fall. Forks, knives, mini saws, hatchets the list goes on for different tools to use to carve pumpkins. AK-47 in hand, this gentleman carves a jack-o-lantern in the coolest, manliest, and most awesome fashion we...
  • will the AR15 pass the mud test?

    09/21/2016 5:33:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/21/2016 | J Hines
    The AR15 is known for being a top player in modern wartime scenarios. But what happens when itís put to one of the harshest firing tests there is? If that isnít surprising, then I donít know what is. The AR15 went 5 for 5 right after having mud poured over every inch of its mechanical parts. During the second round of testing, it even had mud poured directly onto it with the dust cover open. The key to this rifleís success is centered on the way it was designed. Since all if its moving parts are designed to essentially seal...
  • Controlling Coyote population on your Land - Sky way

    09/20/2016 6:47:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/20/2016 | J Hines
    With coyote populations rapidly increasing, coyote hunters are taking to the skies to get the job done in less than 30 minutes. When packs of coyotes infiltrate your area and present a clear threat to livestock and local wildlife, it's time to get serious about thinning them out quickly. Watch as this coyote hunter takes to the skies to do some population control from a chopper. Whether you're taking out coyotes from a chopper or shooting them in a hay field, having the right weapon will help make all the difference. If you're hunting coyotes in close proximity, using a...
  • How To Choose The Proper Style Of Knife For Each Specific Hunting Task

    09/20/2016 5:46:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2016 | T Claycomb
    A knife is a tool, and you must choose the correct one for each speciÔ¨Āc job. While you can dig a hole with a spoon, a shovel works a lot better, and the same goes with knives. Also, I don¬ít jump out of helicopters with a tactical knife clenched in my teeth to cut off the heads of the bad guys. I just like to hunt and Ô¨Āsh, and gut, skin and cut up what I kill, so my advice comes from that perspective. LET'S DISPEL A MYTH. Just because you skinned your Ô¨Ārst bear with a certain knife doesn¬ít...
  • Hunting Prep

    09/19/2016 9:36:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/19/2016 | L Case
    Gettin Ready for Shotgun Season Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it’s all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let’s talk about what you need to do to get out...
  • The Magnificent Sevens

    09/18/2016 12:42:15 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/18/2016 | B Fitzpatrick
    Despite The Rise Of The 6.5, The 7mm Remains America’s Favorite Metric Hunting CartridgeIt’s hard to pick up a shooting magazine or wander through a large gun store without coming face to face with one of the myriad of popular 6.5 cartridges. Some, like the 6.5 Grendel, 26 Nosler and 6.5 Creedmoor are relatively new. Others, like the 6.5×55 Swedish Mauser, are practically historic. But the 6.5s are trending right now in every platform for hunting and competitive shooting. I won't take anything away from the 6.5s. They’re versatile cartridges that are accurate out to long range. But the king...
  • Your Deer are here

    09/16/2016 8:44:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/16/2016 | B Adelman
    Where and How to Hunt for Bucks as Seasons Get Cranking in September With several deer hunting seasons in full swing in California, options are many for hunters, assuming one will fit our personal needs. Not many of us own or have access to a 20,000-acre ranch in the B Zone (most of the North Coast from the border to the Bay Area) that is crawling with deer, hogs, coyotes, cats, game birds and snakes. Option two is to join an established annual dues hunting club that offers access to hunts behind locked gates (reservations for all hunts required). You...
  • The Savage 220Y And The Winchester SX3 Provide Accuracy And Power

    09/16/2016 6:38:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/16/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Where Rifled Shotguns Are Needed Or Required In modern America, riÔ¨āed shotguns are hybrid creatures spawned mainly by regulatory compliance. Several states require them for deer hunting, with the justiÔ¨Ācations ranging from reduced range for densely populated areas to deliberately limited eÔ¨Äectiveness to give deer a Ô¨Āghting chance. Their technical provenance, however, goes back quite a bit further. The Ô¨Ārst bolt-action riÔ¨āe adopted by Prussia in late 1840s, the Dreyse "needle gun", used projectiles somewhere between 16 gauge and 20 gauge ¬Ė a 1-ounce bullet riding a paper sabot at around 1,000 feet per second. As riÔ¨āe designs improved and...
  • Guns that shoots around corner

    09/15/2016 8:00:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/15/2016 | J Hines
    Without leaving your Head out in the Open Guns that shoot around corners are more than grist for the mill of an old Bugs Bunny plot in a Saturday morning cartoon. Theyíre real, and were first used, with limited success, by the German army in World War II. The weapon in question was the STG44 Krummlauf, a variant of the standard STG44 assault rifle. Why on earth would you want to shoot around a corner? The better question is why on earth wouldnít you? Itís a lot safer than standing out in broad daylight where the enemy can take shots...
  • Is the .308 ammo viable for long range hunting?

    09/14/2016 12:05:34 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 91 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/14/2016 | J Hines
    Currently, the majority of rifles designed for long range hunting these days appear similar to that of military grade weapons in size, weight, and their configuration. These large rifles tend to feature tactical stocks, bipods, larger scopes, and tapered barrels. The majority of these rifles seem to have been configured directly from the factory to utilize .308 Winchester, a powerful round, but one that makes the hunter question whether or not such a cartridge is useful when it comes to tackling big game at long ranges. Long Range Believe it or not, the term "long range" actually means many different...
  • How many Drywall does it take to stop a .22LR bullet?

    09/13/2016 6:16:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 60 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/13/2016 | J Hines
    This was tested with a Henry Lever Action Rifle and a S&W M&P 22. The purpose of the test was that there are some people do use a 22 long rifle for home defense. If they missed their target and hit the drywall in their home. The video was demonstrated by 22Plinkster and discovered most of the .22 rounds went through 9 drywall and some into the tenth drywall, its very impressive for a 22 round. See the test here.