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  • 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...
  • National Geographic Magazine - White Privilege!

    09/25/2016 9:59:35 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 16 replies
    I date myself by saying that my first knowing glimpses of an unclad human female's top came from the venerable "National Geographic" Magazine. While the photos were always in context with the learned articles, still, when the article was set in the tropics of some exotic place, even the most sheltered child could get a glimpse of 'forbidden fruit!'
  • 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 Česká zbrojovka Uherský 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 “wonder nines” 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...
  • Worsening highway traffic slows down paid express lanes

    09/21/2016 11:51:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Rundown (PBS Blog) ^ | September 12, 2016 | Rebecca Beitsch, Stateline
    Highway express lanes provide a faster trip for carpoolers, people who drive low-emission cars, and solo travelers who are willing to pay more.That’s the idea, anyway.But as Americans drive more miles than ever before, express lanes are facing a challenge: they are too popular. So many drivers of all kinds are using the lanes that it is increasingly difficult for transportation officials to keep them speedy.For solo drivers, the tolls in express lanes typically vary based on demand. In some places, drivers pay more during peak travel times, and in others prices go up as more cars enter the lane....
  • 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 its put to one of the harshest firing tests there is? If that isnt surprising, then I dont 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 rifles 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 specific 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’t 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 fish, 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 first bear with a certain knife doesn’t...
  • 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, rifled shotguns are hybrid creatures spawned mainly by regulatory compliance. Several states require them for deer hunting, with the justifications ranging from reduced range for densely populated areas to deliberately limited effectiveness to give deer a fighting chance. Their technical provenance, however, goes back quite a bit further. The first bolt-action rifle adopted by Prussia in late 1840s, the Dreyse "needle gun", used projectiles somewhere between 16 gauge and 20 gauge – a 1-ounce bullet riding a paper sabot at around 1,000 feet per second. As rifle designs improved and...
  • Energy Bill's Hidden Tribal Forest Management & Other Provisions

    09/15/2016 6:04:43 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/15/16 | Lawrence Kogan
    Diminish Private Property Rights This article is based on a recently prepared memorandum of law and correspondences dispatched to 13 members of Congress explaining the unconstitutionality of the pending legislation discussed below. Energy and forest management are not generally assumed to be interrelated policies. Nevertheless, U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK-R) is pushing a massive 792-page Senate Energy bill incorporating more than 393 amendments covering these and other policy areas which many in Congress have not likely read. The bill is No. S.2012 - the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016, which, according to nonprofit Western States Constitutional...
  • 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. Theyre 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 wouldnt you? Its a lot safer than standing out in broad daylight where the enemy can take shots...
  • Abalone Poachers convicted and fined

    09/15/2016 5:26:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/15/2016 | C Cocoles
    The following press release is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Two Southern California men have been convicted and fined for abalone poaching and other resource crimes, stemming from a September 2015 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) enforcement case. CDFW wildlife officers assigned to the patrol boat Thresherdiscovered the two men poaching abalone at Catalina Island. The Los Angeles County District Attorneys Office subsequently prosecuted both individuals. Hee Won Chai, 75, of Los Angeles was charged with taking and possessing six pink abalone. Chai pleaded no contest to all six poaching counts. He was ordered...
  • 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...
  • Tours of Normandy and The Somme

    09/14/2016 9:34:56 AM PDT · by TexasM1A · 31 replies
    9/14/16 | TexasM1A
    I am starting to plan a trip to Normandy and to the battlefields of The Somme. I was wondering if anyone on here has had any experience with any of the many tour companies that in and around Ypres/Paris etc.etc. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Scott.
  • Day in Autumn (Florida)

    09/14/2016 1:46:37 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    YouTube Ministry (o7jimmy) - Revski ^ | 9/14/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    A few of our memories, pets. The last pictorial, my wife, swinging on that back yard swing with the rooster R. I. Red, at her right side.
  • 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.
  • Young Hunters Score in Yuma Dove Hunt

    09/12/2016 6:03:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 Sept, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Mason and Joe after a successful day's hunt. As many have learned, teaching a skill can be more enjoyable than exercising it. Last year I took Joe hunting, and he shot his first doves. In between seasons, I taught him to drive. This year I asked if he wanted to go hunting again, and he did. He asked if he could bring a friend, Mason. Mason had already been dove hunting, he said. After a few questions, I agreed. Mason is 16. The boys were up and ready at 05:30, as I had asked. It was gratifying to see...
  • Boy and Coyote Pup - What a howling good time

    09/12/2016 4:56:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/12/2016 | S Morstan
    You never know when youll make a new friend. This young man met his coyote buddy, and they started bonding the best way Coyotes know how: They started howling together! That little pup seems to be in good hands with this guy, they both look pretty happy. I wonder where that pup is, now? Set back into a wildlife habitat, or sticking close with his new two-legged buddy? See the video here.
  • The Ultimate AR-15 Meltdown test

    09/09/2016 9:23:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/9/2016 | J Hines
    Eric, from Moss Pawn & Gun, attempts to burn out an AR-15 upper on an M16 lower. There are several specific products being used including: SRC Relia-Bolt BCG, Geissele Super Gas Block and an AR barrel from Faxon Firearms. Eric also uses steel-based ammunition because it's pretty rough on the bolts. There are so many things that can go wrong. Gas tubes are designed to fail before the firearm will be destroyed. Watch the video to find out what happens, you wont be disappointed!
  • Which knot do use to climb a wet rope?

    09/09/2016 7:36:08 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 9/9/2016 | C Cocoles
    If you're into rappeling or knot tying for fun or practical survival, have a look at this Bachmann knot. You're going to need it if you're going to encounter climbing up a wet rope. For those not familiar with it, the Bachmann knot is a uni-directional, meaning it can only be loaded from one direction and that's down. Again, its something that most survivalist should know, but how many have actually practice climbing with it? See the video here.
  • Welcome to Nope Lake

    09/09/2016 5:33:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | S Morstan
    Population: These terrifying fishWhen you're at the waterslide and you see this terrifying feeding frenzy, don't worry too much; piranhas don't tend to eat humans, but just in case, maybe you should find another day to go scuba diving? I'd love to see what that looks like underwater. Someone stick a GoPro in there and see what happens, would you? I'll be over here. On dry land. Away from the water. See the video here.
  • Drone can save drowning swimmers in less than a minute

    09/08/2016 1:12:57 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 27 replies
    9news.com.au ^ | September 8, 2016 | nine.com.au staff
    Aussie surf lifesavers could soon have a new tool in their arsenal to rescue struggling swimmers high-tech drones. A new drone has been trialled in Spain which can save drowning bathers in less than a minute.
  • See what a 750 grain bullet can do

    09/08/2016 10:33:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/8/2016 | C Cocoles
    Ever wondered what it would be like to go hog hunting with an elephant gun? If youve ever wondered what a 750 grain bullet fired from a .577 Nitro would do to a feral hog, then you need to see this video. Not only is a double rifle a stylish piece of gear for hunting dangerous game in Africa, but it is quite effective against feral hogs as well. For reference, a typical .30-06 Springfield hunting bullet weighs 165-180 grains. Though this is not small by any means, it is dwarfed by the 293 gr bullet fired by the 9.3x74mm...
  • Who does Point-Aim shooting?

    09/08/2016 6:24:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/8/2016 | J Hines
    In the sport of Western Mounted Shooting, where shooting takes place on a horse while moving takes great skills not just in riding and maintaining a stable base. But in shooting itself, you have to master the point-aim method, because there's no time to take aim and get your sight alignment as you would do while stationary. This type of shooting is so dominant it's maybe one of the most realistic ways to train for that fast instinctive shooting while in a real gunfight. Many people practice shooting with sight alighment, but how many of you do the old...
  • Migrant Gangs Sexually Assault German Women...Again!

    09/07/2016 8:46:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MRC TV ^ | September 7, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Here we go again, and its no surprise that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is nowhere to be found. In what many news outlets are calling a copycat sexual assault attack on German women, police are investigating many reports of sexual assaults by migrants. The most recent attacks bear an eerie resemblance to the sexual assaults carried out by multiple migrants during last year's New Years Eve in Cologne, Germany. The most recent incidents of rape and sexual assault at the hands of migrants came during last weekends Essen Original festival in the town of Essen. The typically family-friendly festival has...
  • White House as Originator and Promoter of Klamath Basin Agreements

    09/07/2016 7:19:46 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/07/16 | Lawrence Kogan
    Klamath Basin Agreement proponents have lost not only their grip on reality, but also their traditional American common sense neighborly values Klamath Basin groups claiming to represent the majority of Klamath Basin residents, such as the Klamath Water Users Association (KWUA) and the Family Farm Alliance (FFA), have long perpetuated the lie that the Klamath Basin Agreements will benefit ALL Basin residents. The first two of these agreements had been initially proposed during the Bush administration in an effort assist Klamath irrigators resolve longstanding science and water delivery disputes with environmentalists and tribal communities. Now, these and several additional new...
  • This Young Bow Shooter might be on to something

    09/07/2016 7:25:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/7/2016 | E Nestor
    Instead of using a traditional quiver, this archery shooter uses arrows as hair pins. When she need an arrow she just needs to pull one out of her hair. This young archery competitor is traveling light with no traditional quiver to get in the way. Where are her extra arrows kept? In her hair, of course. This interesting idea lends itself to competition shooting. That is as long as you dont pull your hair out in the process. For hunting, this large headdress might get caught in branches and brush though. Watch the video as this young lady shows off...
  • Ever thought of Shooting a First Century Weapon?

    09/07/2016 7:02:38 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/7/2016 | J Hines
    That's right a weapon that was invented in the first century. First Century weapons have to be relics? Not really. Believe it or not, the flame thrower was invented in the First Century. the initial idea for the flame thrower came from the Greeks in the year 1 AD, taking the form of hand-pumped flamethrowers on board their naval ships. Later, the modern flame thrower, or Flamnenwerfer in German, showed up around 1901, and since was used extensively in WWII, Vietnam, and other conflicts. Nowadays, private ownership of flame throwers is not prohibited by federal law, but a few states...
  • 45 Cal as EDC/Personal Defense Weapon

    09/06/2016 8:58:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 83 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/6/2016 | J Hines
    There are many pros and cons on carrying a 45 cal handgun for your everyday carry as a personal defense weapon. Experts and common Joe’s like us choose brands and models based on afford ability, gender, hand size and functionality. (stopping power) Most of us will agree the 45 has good stopping power and yet there are some school of thoughts a 10mm will have the same effect. Then there are debates on the stopping power versus accuracy, the later being more important to focus on. And yes, last the bullet itself, the reloaders will talk about the best amount...
  • What's your favorite Solar Charger?

    09/05/2016 1:25:09 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/5/2016 | D Breateau
    So for you preppers out there, which type of Solar chargers have you come across that was reliable? Solar chargers and gadgets that run on solar can be found all over the place, and like many I have tried almost all of them disappoint. Some never fully charge, lose their charge too quickly, fall apart, short out if they get wet or any number of things that render it useless after just a couple tries. These are all the reasons I fell in love with Sunjack. Here's some specs on it. Four solar panels that come in an easy-to-carry and...
  • The Fabulous .41 Remains A Preferred Caliber For The Discerning And Serious Shooter

    09/04/2016 5:45:27 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/4/2016 | Dave Workman
    Despite hitting harder than the .357 Magnum (with a bigger bore), and shooting flatter (to a slight degree) with less recoil than the .44 Magnum, the .41 Remington Magnum has been unfairly overshadowed since hitting the American landscape back in 1964. But the truth is, it just might be the best of a pretty good bunch. Let’s be honest. The .44 Magnum is a fraud, being a .429 in true caliber, while the .41 Magnum is the real McCoy. With comparable loads, the .41 Magnum can do anything the .44 Magnum can do, and it is a real survivor. The...
  • The Shredder Worlds Scariest Ammo

    09/02/2016 5:59:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 56 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/2/2016 | J Hines
    The guys from Taofledermaus took 12 large, extremely sharp X-Acto blades and loaded them into hi-brass 12gauge shotgun shells. They were hoping to see if the razors would stay intact. These are highly sharpen razor blades wrapped with industrial thread, the whole load is encased inside the 12 gauge shotgun shell. The threads were meant to hold them in place while in flight, but in this test it didnt work out. Electrical tape was also used, but with the same result. Various targets were used for testing such as watermelon, the head of a manequin and three large cucumbers. See...
  • Face to face with a Charging Moose

    09/01/2016 8:20:58 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 9/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Not many hunters get a chance to film a moose hunting scene like this one. Watch what happens as this moose charges up to these hunters. This moose came charging up like he owned the space, but the hunter was ready for him. I was impressed by how calm and collected the hunter was throughout the hunt. Not many people could keep their cool like this guy did. It took two shots to take down this huge bull. He went down fighting and didnt stop struggling until the second shot ended it. That was a very close encounter! See the...
  • How to make a sawed off Shotgun

    09/01/2016 5:23:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/1/2016 | J Males
    The shotgun has long been a standard in home defense for obvious reasons. The ability to modify this weapon into a shorter more versatile style has sparked the interest of a large number of shotgun owners. This guy seems to know his stuff when it comes to creating a sawed off shotgun. Having a versatile gun like this is important when seeking to be able to protect your family and home from intruders or other external threats. Watch the video here to see how to make a sawed off shotgun. A few simple steps and you are ready to hit...
  • German Youth Protest Mass Migration Atop Brandenburg Gate

    08/31/2016 8:56:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 31, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Much like the Swedish government, a German youth group has had enough of the mass migration of mostly Muslim refugees flooding into their country. But while the Swedes began to change their mind for financial reasons, the German youth group is standing up to keep Germany, well, German. According to Reuters:
  • 11 Injured, 1 Critical After Ferry Heading To N.J. Hits Kayakers: Cops

    08/31/2016 4:37:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Patch ^ | August 31, 2016 | Tom Davis
    At least 11 people were injured one critically, nearly losing an arm when a ferry heading to New Jersey hit people kayaking, according to police. Five people were taken to hospitals near Jersey City, most with minor shoulder and back injuries after the Hudson River accident. The NYPD Harbor Unit says the instructor suffered a partially severed arm, according to WABC-TV. The incident happened just before 6 p.m. Tuesday near Pier 79 on Manhattan's west side as a group of 10 kayakers were paddling down the river, according to News12. The group was riding in eight kayaks, and...
  • Which cartridge do you use for long range hunting?

    08/31/2016 11:54:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 97 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/31/2016 | M Sargent
    With the latest guns, scopes, and laser rangefinders, well-practiced hunters are able to confidently take game at over 1,000 yards. If you are looking to break into the long range hunting arena, or are trying to improve your long range accuracy, listen to what the experts at Red Rock Precision Rifles feel are the best cartridges for long range hunting. Shooters sensitive to recoil should choose a 28 Nosler and those looking for more power should choose a .300 Remington Ultra Mag. However, thats just one mans opinion. If it's deer or deer-sized game youre chasing, you cant go wrong...
  • Exclusive: 10mm Bear Defense; Interview with Shooter (some video)

    08/31/2016 5:32:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kim Woodman, dressed as he was when attacked by the brown bear on Humpy Creek (courtesy Kim Woodman) Video from Kim Woodman On 29 July, 2016, about 4 p.m. Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him. He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him. While backing away from the charging bear, Kim tripped and fell backward. He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that...
  • Drunken Angler Pulls a Gun on Family Trying to Protect his Spot

    08/30/2016 10:40:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/30/2016 | J Males
    Drunken Angler Pulls a gun on Family trying to fish His Spot While his undersized fish was being taken away by the DNR, this drunken angler was being taken away in the back of the patrol car. The Michigan State Police had their hands full last Thursday when they received an unusual call. It seems that a family of four had been fishing a stretch of water on the backwaters of the Hodenpyl Dam when a drunken angler pulled a gun, pointed it at the group, and fired. The trigger happy angler turned out to be 54-year-old, Thomas Mast. It...
  • Taurus Judge - a Gun that can do it all

    08/28/2016 12:31:45 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/28/2016 | C Buckner
    The Taurus Judge is the gun that can do it all, check it out as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts it to the test in as many ways as possible. Most people have at least heard of the Taurus Judge and the Taurus Judge Public Defender, and youve probably heard the claim that its the gun that can do it all. Today youll get to see that claim put to the test as Matt from Demolition Ranch puts just about as many different types of rounds as possible through these guns and gives them all sorts of tests. What we...
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times. Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • AZ: Gun for Hire

    08/26/2016 5:31:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Driving to the Ranch through the Mohawk valley, east of Yuma, I noticed the gentleman pictured above. I stopped to take his picture and determine his business. You can see that the soil in this area is a fluffy loam. It is highly productive, irrigated by Colorado River water. This area near Yuma is some of the most productive agricultural land in the United States and in the world. Leo did not mind having his picture taken. I asked him if he were guarding the field from birds that would eat the seeds. No, he said, ground squirrels. He...
  • Is Hunting Ritual too Extreme?

    08/25/2016 6:47:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 62 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/25/2016 | S Ratliff
    A man is facing serious backlash after proudly posting photos of his daughter taking a bite of warm deer heart as part of a hunting tradition. On NZ Woman Hunters Facebook page, hunter Johnny posted a photo of his daughter, "little pink ninja princess Chloe", taking a bite of a deer heart straight from the chest of a deer she killed. This submission has been taken off Facebook. Johnny submission states he is a proud dad and that his daughter successfully shot and killed a young stag using his shoulder as a leaning rest. Its a tradition that is known...
  • Dual Handguns vs Single Pistol

    08/25/2016 5:07:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/25/2016 | J Hines
    Which is faster and more accurate? Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical and his buddy Dave Royer were out testing a firearm myths whether dual-wielding versus using sight alignment with a single pistol is better. Seen all the time in the movies Dave and Larry are out to show you what really happens when you fire two pistols at the same time. So they set up a couple of test drills one is stationary and the other shooting on the move. Stationary Drill They start the test with stationary shooting at multiple targets. (5 targets) Dual shooting (using H&K .45 Compact...
  • Car Jacking - Where are you packing your heat?

    08/24/2016 9:19:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 68 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/24/2016 | J Hines
    On the hip, in a case, or on the seat next to the driver, where are you packing for easy access? Car jacking happens almost everywhere and one of the question that comes up is where are you packing your firearm for easy access. Heres some noise taking place on 1911 Forum on the subject. boatdoc: many of my friends are appendix carrying for access while driving seems to me that an extra gun could be placed in an ankle holster( a revolver maybe?) for your protection. A purse or briefcase might give the perps a gun they did not...
  • See how fast you can load your 9mm rounds

    08/23/2016 7:46:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    American Shooting Journal ^ | 8/23/2016 | J Hines
    The folks from B&T AG formerly known as Brgger & Thomet AG of Switzerland created this super fast magazine loader for the MP9 and HK MP5 which shoots the 9mm rounds, but before you get it for your Glocks, read this first. A loader like this WILL NOT work with a single-position-feed magazine like a Glock (or pretty much any pistol) magazine. It will ONLY work with a double-position-feed magazine like most SMGs and rifles use. See the video here on how fast you can reload your magazine here.