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Preserving and Tanning Rabbit Skins

If you can master the art of preserving and tanning the pelts of animals, you'll end up with beautiful furs and feel good about honoring the whole animal.


1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless

We take a look into the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless 32.


The Charles Daily Superior II: The One That Came Back

Looking back on the Charles Daily Superior II I traded away and then got back.


Help Farmers With Game Damage Hunts and Get More Venison and Elk Meat

If you hunt and enjoy the meat, chances are you'd love a chance to fill your freezer and help farmers save their crops. "Game damage" hunts, or deer/elk depredation hunts, are designed to remove unwanted deer or elk from grazing farmers' fields. Learn about these hunts and what to expect.


The Best .38, .357, .44 Snub Nose Revolvers Ever (Epic Carry Guns)

We tell you what are the best .38, .357, and .44 caliber snub nosed revolvers—ever.


Best Beginner Compound Bow

Getting a compound bow can be the best place to start your archery career. These bows are so advanced that even average archers can learn to perform like a pro in a relatively short time.


Best Recurve Bow for Hunting

Recurve bows are extremely popular in archery. Thanks to the bow’s limbs that bend away from the archer when fired, there’s a lot more energy and power for transferring to the arrow. In this article we go through the best of them.


Top Ten Firearms for Home Defense

If you're looking for the perfect selection of firearms to choose from for your first home defense firearm purchase, or have a collection of home defense firearms you're looking to expand, you definitely want to look at this list!


Loaded For Bear: The 38 Special

Talking about working up a heavy 38 special +p load with 200 grain bullets.


Your Battery: Cartridges and Firearms to Handle Most Any Situation

The average person in the Lower 48 can satisfy all conceivable gun needs with about 8 different cartridges and about 9 or 10 different guns.


Ammunition Review: Winchester Super-X .300 Win. Mag. 180 Grain Power Point

Here's why Winchester's 180 grain Power Point .300 Win. Mag. scores an epic win.


6.5 PRC: The "Just Right" 6.5mm Cartridge

Take a closer look at the 6.5 PRC. We show you the good and the bad, and why it will become the premier 6.5mm cartridge.


How to Hunt Pronghorn (Guns, Gear, Tactics)

Pronghorn are the most challenging game animal in North America. Here's what you must know now for you best pronghorn hunt ever.


Best Hunting Bows for Beginners

Hunting bows have been around for a long time. They used to be made out of wood a few centuries ago, before the industrial age and the invention of firearms. Bow's have come a long way. Let me show you the best ones.


How to Choose a Crossbow Scope

All crossbows come with a built-in scope, but sadly the quality can often leave much to be desired. I recommended budgeting an additional $100-150 to go and get yourself a high-quality scope. Read on to find out what to look for.


Crossbow Broadheads: A Buyer's Guide

Crossbow broadheads have a massive impact on your hunting style. How big is the game that you're hunting? Over what distance are you hunting? In this article I discuss all of the variables to take into account so that you choose the best broadhead for you.


How to Choose a Crossbow Bolt: A Buyer's Guide

The right crossbow bolt or "arrow" can make a huge difference to your shooting precision and killing efficiency. I dive into the things to look out for on your next bolt.


How to Choose a Crossbow

Maybe you've used a crossbow a few times at a club. Maybe your friend has one and you'd like to get into crossbows but you don't know where to start. Read on to learn the things you should take into account.


Remington Ultra Magnums (What You Need to Know)

Here's what you must know about the Remington Ultra Magnums. We analyze the 7mm RUM, .300 RUM, .338 RUM, and .375 RUM to find out which is best for you.


Modifying a Ruger 10/22 for a Squirrel Hunting Project

Borne of of a need to control extensive damage caused by burrowing rodents, this rifle mod project turned out better than I expected and has application in the small game hunting arena as well as in ranching.


10mm Auto Vs. .45 ACP+P (Thor's Hammer Takes on G.I. Joe)

Can .45 ACP+P match the powerful 10mm Auto for hunting as well as defense against humans and bears? The answer will surprise you.


Mouse Guns: Your Last-Ditch Shootout Survival Tool

Are pocket pistols viable self-defense weapons or just feel good gimmicks? We compare .38 Special, .38 Special +P, .32 H&R Magnum, .380 ACP, .32 ACP, .25 ACP, and .22 Rimfire to see which mouse gun can save your life.


Mule Deer Hunting (Guns, Gear, Tactics for Your Best Mulie)

Here's what you need to know about hunting America's premier deer, the mule deer. Must know info on guns, gear, and tactics to help you bag your best mulie.


Why the Apache Revolver Is a Terrible Weapon

It looked terrifying, but it had more bark than bite.


Top 5 Military Surplus Rifles for "Grid Down" Survival

Today’s rifle market offers the prepared person near infinite choices. There is one type, however, which they should give serious consideration. Military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.


.44 Remington Magnum (Still the Best Big-Bore Magnum)

The mighty .44 Magnum lost its title as "The Most Powerful Handgun in the World" over a decade ago, or did it? Here's why Dirty Harry's favorite cartridge is still the one by which all others are judged.


These 5 Cartridges Are All a Hunter Needs

Most rifle cartridges on the market today are unnecessary. Less than a century ago, most current rounds didn’t exist. Why are there so many now, and do we really need them all?


Super Sevens (We Find the Best 7mm Magnum)

Tested: 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Winchester Short Magnum, 7mm Shooting Times Westerner, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, 7mm Remington Ultra Magnum, 28 Nosler.


Winter Big Game Hunting (Guns, Gear, Tactics)

North America offers epic winter big game hunting. Here are the must know facts you need to both survive and fill your freezer when the snow flies.


10 Reasons Why the .357 Magnum Is the Best All-Round Handgun Cartridge

The .357 Magnum is the real “do it all” handgun cartridge. From self-defense to hunting it gets the job done. Here are 10 reasons why.


Best Concealed Carry Revolver

There are a gazillion high-capacity auto pistols out there, so who needs a wheel gun? The real question is not whether to have a revolver, but which is the best one for concealed carry?


Rimfire Roundup (Best Hunting Loads for .22 LR, .22 WMR, .17 HMR)

Every hunter needs a rimfire rifle (or twenty). Which is best, though; the .22 Long Rifle, .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, or .17 Hornady Magnum Rimfire? This must read article gives you the answer.


Point Shooting (Must-Know Shootout Survival Skill)

Point, or instinctive, handgun shooting techniques may be old, but they will save your life in the right circumstances. Learn what you need to know to survive a shootout.


.280 Remington: The Rodney Dangerfield 7mm

The .280 competes with the .270 Winchester, yet hunters pass it by for the .270 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, or the .280’s big brother, the 7mm Remington Magnum. Here's what happened when it took on the three most popular cartridges in the world.


Why Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Is Every Hunter's Nightmare

As a hunter, you may have already heard about CWD or Chronic Wasting Disease. But you may not know how CWD started and where is has spread, nor how it will affect hunting in the future. As a hunter, it's your job to understand this disease and minimize the possibility of spreading it.


5 Reasons Why Your Game Meat Tastes Awful

Does your venison taste "gamey?" Did you know that it doesn't have to taste that way? You may be doing something to make your venison taste bad. Here are five reasons why your game meat may taste awful.


Should You Hang Your Game Meat?

You've been told by others that you should hang your game meat. But maybe you've heard you shouldn't, or maybe the meat you've had after you've hung it tasted "gamey." In this article, I deal with hanging meat and when you should -- and more importantly, shouldn't -- age your venison.


Nosler's AccuBond (Still the Do-It-All Hunting Bullet)

Is Nosler's AccuBond the best, all-round hunting bullet? Here's one hunter's opinion based on years of testing and field experience.


All-Time Best Pronghorn Cartridges (Fast Bullets for Fast Critters)

Tested, eleven great pronghorn cartridges: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, .270 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .240 Weatherby, .257 Weatherby, .264 Winchester Magnum, 7mm Remington Magnum, and .300 Winchester Magnum.


The .204 Ruger

Does this cartridge deserve the interest of experienced small game enthusiasts?


Defensive Handgun Cartridges Are All the Same (Facts Vs. Hype)

Research by the FBI and other law enforcement professionals, along with gunfight analysis, proves all self-defense handgun cartridges do the same basic things and have the same limitations. When you cut through the hype and myth, the facts say there is no such thing as "The Best Handgun Cartridge."


Why Buy the Cold Steel Tim Wells Signature Blowgun

Interested in hunting with a blowgun? You came to the right place to find out about a wonderful hunting blowgun.


5 Reasons to Buy the 36" Velocity Blowgun

Blowguns are fun from childhood to adulthood, here are five reasons why Venom Blowguns® Velocity blowgun is one of the most popular.


.45 Colt, .44 Special, .38 Super (Old-School Gunfighters and Hunters)

These three great handgun cartridges have defended life and limb, plus put venison on the table, for a century and a half. The .45 Colt, .44 Special, and .38 Super are effective, accurate rounds with a long, distinguished history. Here's why you must give them a try.


Top 10 Low-Recoil Hunting Cartridges

Tested: .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby Magnum, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55mm Swedish, 6.5-284 Norma, 7mm-08 Remington, .30-30 Winchester. Give yourself a break from pain on your next hunt.


6.5 PRC vs. its NextGen Competition (New 6.5mm Cartridge Fight)

Hornady's new 6.5 Precision Rifle Cartridge takes on the 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, and 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum in this winner take all virtual shootout.


The .270 Winchester: James Bond in a Brass Suit

The .270 Winchester is perhaps the most storied big game hunting cartridge. Why has the .270 received such coverage and hyperbole? Here's what you need to know, now.


.41 Remington Magnum (The Perfect Revolver Cartridge?)

The .41 Remington Magnum is the best revolver cartridge. Period. It does what the others do, but better in many ways. Here's how.


Top 5 Most Versatile Hunting Cartridges

There are many (perhaps too many) hunting cartridges on the market. What makes any particular one versatile? A versatile cartridge has three main qualities: power, reach, and flexibility. Here are the world's top 5.


The 10mm: Thor’s Hammer for Semi-Auto Pistols

The 10mm Auto cartridge is the best pistol round ever developed. Bold words for a bold round, find out how it came about and why it's so good.