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  • Hunting is a wonderful sport. The best way to ensure novice hunters embrace it and continue for years is to get the right rifle in the right caliber the first time.

    How to Choose Your First Hunting Rifle

    How to Choose Your First Hunting Rifle

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Think you need a magnum for hunting? Think again. For antelope, deer, elk, bear, plains game, and moose cartridges like 243, 270, 308, 30-06, etc. work great. Who needs recoil and muzzle blast?

    Magnum Hunting Cartridges Need Not Apply

    Magnum Hunting Cartridges Need Not Apply

    by LJ Bonham0

  • I love firearms, and I've always wanted to build my own rifle. Building most rifles requires specialized training, expensive and hard-to-use tools, and years of experience. The AR15 changes all that.

    How to Build an AR15

    How to Build an AR15

    by glenbrook0

  • AR platform rifles are now the most popular rifle in America. They are fantastic for hunting, whether it's deer, antelope, elk, moose, or African plains game. Here's why you should hunt with an AR.

    You Should Hunt with an AR Style Rifle

    You Should Hunt with an AR Style Rifle

    by LJ Bonham2

  • Buying a blowgun takes a little consideration to match up what you want with what you need. Take the time to learn about this ancient weapon that is now considered more of a toy.

    Blowguns: Buying Knowledge

    Blowguns: Buying Knowledge

    by Chris Andrews0

  • This virtual shootout tells you which .30 caliber cartridge is best for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, or African game hunting. The results are surprising.

    Best Non-Magnum .30 Caliber Cartridge

    Best Non-Magnum .30 Caliber Cartridge

    by LJ Bonham2

  • Colorado is famous for elk, mule deer, and black bear hunting, and provides a challenging environment. What is the best rifle and caliber for hunting the Centennial State?

    Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Colorado

    Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Colorado

    by LJ Bonham0

  • If you're brand new to taxidermy, skinning in particular, or are just plain curious about weird things, then boy are you in for a treat!

    Skinning and Tanning the Indian Way

    Skinning and Tanning the Indian Way

    by Shaddie0

  • Thanks to modern ammunition, the 9mm is now the premier self-defense pistol caliber. Gun writer LJ Bonham shares decades of firearms experience to show you why the "Nine" is now tops.

    Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

    Why One Gun Writer Went Back to the 9mm

    by LJ Bonham0

  • How does the Glock stack up against John Browning's legendary M1911? The debate has raged since Gaston Glock's upstart polymer-framed pistol appeared in the early '80s to challenge the king.

    Is the Glock Better Than the 1911?

    Is the Glock Better Than the 1911?

    by LJ Bonham0

  • The early morning air is crisp about you as you take in a deep breath, letting it out slowly as you quiet your mind. You raise your bow towards the target, fingers gently resting on the string and focus your eyes on the far away circle of yellow. ...

    Traditional Archery : A Wonderful Form of Modern Meditation

    Traditional Archery : A Wonderful Form of Modern Meditation

    by Fortadam3

  • Twelve gauge shotguns make excellent weapons for deer hunting. In some environments the large shotgun can make for a superior hunting weapon to the high calibre rifle. Shotguns can use either buckshot or slugs for bringing down large herbivorous game. It's important to get a shotgun with a rifled barrel, however, and especially should you be a slug shot hunter.

    Twelve-Gauge Shotguns For Deer Hunting

    Twelve-Gauge Shotguns For Deer Hunting

    by Wesman Todd Shaw29

  • It is said that mice are one of the most ridiculously difficult animals to skin because they are tiny and you have to be very careful with them. Consequently, they also take the least amount of time to finish because they are so small.... Find out how to hide skin these little critters.

    Mice Skinning

    Mice Skinning

    by Shaddie13

  • .338 magnums are powerful, versatile, and accurate. They're popular for whitetail deer, mule deer, elk, moose, brown bear, and African plains game hunting. This test pits 6 .338s against each other.

    Best .338 Magnum: Showdown at the High-Power Corral

    Best .338 Magnum: Showdown at the High-Power Corral

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Many new airsofters are very excited about airsoft sniper rifles. In short, airsoft sniping is difficult and is not as glorious as movies and videogames make sniping seem. If you still want to find out about airsoft sniping, read on. What makes me...

    The Sad Truth About Airsoft Sniper Rifles

    The Sad Truth About Airsoft Sniper Rifles

    by GreenTieCommando24

  • It's now fashionable to divide concealed carry into two realms: casual, or everyday, carry, and, for lack of a better word, “formal carry." This is a potentially lethal trap. Here's how to avoid it.

    Don’t Get Caught in the Everyday-Carry Trap

    Don’t Get Caught in the Everyday-Carry Trap

    by LJ Bonham2

  • Often kids come home and inform their parents they NEED an airsoft gun, and most parents then ask, "What is an airsoft gun and why do you need one?". 1) A little history, airsoft was invented before paintball back in the 80's. Tokyo Mauri in...

    7 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Airsoft Guns

    7 Things Every Parent Needs To Know About Airsoft Guns

    by larryg201141

  • The best duck hunting kayaks on the market, plus plenty of rigging tips and other duck hunting tips.

    Best Duck Hunting Kayaks

    Best Duck Hunting Kayaks

    by huntnfish0

  • Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.

    7 Most Iconic Pistols of All Time

    7 Most Iconic Pistols of All Time

    by Blake Atkinson11

  • There are many excellent long-range (beyond 500 yards) rifle cartridges, from the mild-shooting 6.5 Creedmoor to the flinch-inducing .338 Lapua. Which is best for elk, though?

    Long-Range Elk Cartridge Virtual Shootout

    Long-Range Elk Cartridge Virtual Shootout

    by LJ Bonham1

  • The Ruger Standard, flagship of the mighty Ruger line of firearms. The Ruger standard was the first gun Ruger ever made. It came about when Bill Ruger Sr. founder of Ruger, was tinkering in his garage with a WWII souvenir Japanese “Nambu”...

    Ruger Mk II Review

    Ruger Mk II Review

    by Ben raber6

  • The possibility a hunter may need a backup firearm is real. Whether to dispatch a wounded animal, hunt small game, or for self-defense against man and beast, a hunter needs a backup.

    Best Backup Guns for Hunters

    Best Backup Guns for Hunters

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Shining is not just a common past time for us Wisconsinites, it's a way to scout and prep for the fall hunting season.

    Deer Shining in Wisconsin

    Deer Shining in Wisconsin

    by Cholee Clay12

  • Making your own crossbow is easy and fun, I have collected some of the best plans available on the net.

    Really Cool DIY Crossbow Plans

    Really Cool DIY Crossbow Plans

    by Jeff Johnston29

  • Fox Hunting is an equestrian sport steeped in 500 years of tradition. It is practiced in countries all over the world, but has recently been met with opposition from animal rights activists.

    What is Fox Hunting?

    What is Fox Hunting?

    by Stephanie Giguere33

  • The .308 Winchester is the best-selling hunting cartridge in America. Developed for the M-14, the U.S. military's standard sniper round hits way above its weight class and is loved by hunters.

    Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester

    Working-Class Hero: The .308 Winchester

    by LJ Bonham0

  • It is always important to keep any firearm in the best condition possible. This covers the basics of Daisy's Red Ryder BB gun and the easy maintenance of the Red Ryder BB gun.

    How to Clean a Red Ryder BB Gun

    How to Clean a Red Ryder BB Gun

    by Chris Andrews0

  • Deer hunting season is over until next Fall 2017. What are you going to do now? What do you need to do? What can you do in the hunting off-season to prepare for a great 2017 deer hunting season?

    Hunting Season Is Over! Now What?

    Hunting Season Is Over! Now What?

    by David Winters0

  • The bolt action design has been around for a very long time; but bolt action shotguns are pretty rare. These Western Field bolt action shotguns are very collectible, and all around great shotguns.

    The Western Field 12-Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun

    The Western Field 12-Gauge Bolt Action Shotgun

    by Wesman Todd Shaw21

  • Premium bullets just do a better job than low budget bullets. Whether hunting Ohio deer, Montana elk, Alaskan bears, or African Cape Buffalo, premium bullets make every shot count.

    You Need a Premium Hunting Bullet

    You Need a Premium Hunting Bullet

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Increase your chance of success by being quiet while getting back to your stand and being ready to take a deer.

    Hunt Your Way Back to Your Stand

    Hunt Your Way Back to Your Stand

    by David Winters0

  • More and more Americans realize they must depend on themselves for their family’s safety. There are three basic gun types every home owner should have to protect their family from home invasion.

    Three Must-Have Home Defense Guns

    Three Must-Have Home Defense Guns

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Does the average deer, elk, or moose hunter need expensive premium ammunition loaded with the latest and greatest bullet? Magazine ads say yes; hunters across the world prove them wrong every fall.

    Do You Really Need a Premium Hunting Bullet?

    Do You Really Need a Premium Hunting Bullet?

    by LJ Bonham1

  • Today’s AR’s are available in more good hunting calibers than ever before; whether you're after Alaskan moose, Montana elk, Missouri white tails, Wyoming pronghorn, or Texas wild hogs.

    Best Hunting Cartridges for AR Style Rifles

    Best Hunting Cartridges for AR Style Rifles

    by LJ Bonham0

  • Montana is legendary. The state offers deer, antelope, elk, moose, bear, bison, and wolf, if a hunter can find them somewhere in a vast, varied landscape. So what's the best rifle and caliber?

    The Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Montana

    The Best Rifle and Caliber for Hunting in Montana

    by LJ Bonham1

  • Has the pistol replaced the revolver? Should we scrap every S&W Model 19, Model 29, or Colt Python? Here's the case for the revolver. As long as we have guns, we will have wheel guns.

    Is the Revolver Dead?

    Is the Revolver Dead?

    by LJ Bonham1

  • Africa's Big Five, Alaska's Kodiak bears, or an angry Montana moose all demand a dangerous game cartridge. Which is best? Here are five great choices hunters have staked their lives on for decades.

    Top Five Cartridges for Dangerous Game

    Top Five Cartridges for Dangerous Game

    by LJ Bonham0