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. ...
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.
The 6.5 Creedmoor and 6 Creedmoor take on the .243 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06, and 7mm Remington Magnum in this virtual shootout.
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?
Tested: 9.3x62 Mauser, .375 Holland & Holland, .416 Remington Magnum, .404 Jeffery, .458 Winchester Magnum, .458 Lott, .505 Gibbs. In this virtual test, we tell you which is best.
Making your own crossbow is easy and fun, I have collected some of the best plans available on the net.
Tested: 6.5 Grendel, 6.5 Creedmoor, 6.5x55 Swedish, .260 Remington, 6.5-284 Norma, 26 Nosler, .264 Winchester Magnum, 6.5-300 Weatherby. So which one is best? The results may surprise you!
Since the 1960’s, Winchester's Power Point bullet has been a reliable deer load. Designed for .30-06 velocities, will this old style bullet stand up to magnum velocities against elk and moose?
Here are three all-American heavy hitters designed for any hunting challenge: .35 Whelen, .338 Win Mag, and .458 Win Mag. When you need to project American power anywhere in the world.
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.
The .375 H&H, the world's most versatile hunting cartridge. Used from Africa to Alaska for deer, elk, moose, Cape buffalo, and everything in between. The do it all hunting caliber.
Inexpensive military rifles are great for deer, elk, moose, bear, and anything else hunting. They are rugged, affordable, and available. More people should use them to put meat on the table.
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!
I bought my first firearm at twelve years of age with my chore money. My Harrington and Richardson single shot twenty is STILL my favorite gun.
Find a starter bow you can handle. Ask around, and people will be glad to show you where and how to shoot.
Firing a flintlock rifle is something that every hunter or shooting sport enthusiast should experience.
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.
Tested: .204 Ruger, .223 Remington, .22-250 Remington, .243 Winchester, 6 Creedmoor, .240 Weatherby. Can these varmint rounds take down big game? We find out.
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”...
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?
When two officers meet on the battle-field, who's sidearm will prevail? The American soldier and his Colt manuafactured M1911 A1, or the Russian officer and his Tokarev TT-33?
The current gun market is saturated with options. Which gun or guns are the absolute minimum a hunter should have?
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?
Many gun owners have jumped on the open-carry bandwagon. There are five questions a citizen who open carries should address before exercising their Second Amendment rights in public.
Magnum. The word is synonymous with power, long range, and a certain cachѐ which implies those who shoot them are uncompromising rifle enthusiasts. Are magnum hunting cartridges really necessary?
Increase your chance of success by being quiet while getting back to your stand and being ready to take a deer.
Doves are a tough bird to hit, and dove hunting is a tough sport. Here is some information about gear and strategy.
Buyer's guide for choosing the best paintball gun on the market in 2015. Should you get a speedball marker or woodsball gun? Best paintball upgrades.
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...
Is the .30-06 the world’s most versatile hunting cartridge? There are more powerful cartridges and flatter shooting cartridges, so why has this old veteran not just survived, but thrived?
If you are a woman who is married to a fanatical deer hunter, please read this advice for dealing with his obsession.
My research about the parts that I could make or substitute to reduce the cost of a homemade big-bore flintlock rifle.
Every year, thousands of U.S. hunters head to Canada in pursuit of big game such as elk, deer, bear, caribou, moose and waterfowl.
A good beginner bow can be the start of a very satisfying life-long sport or just a great pastime. So how do you choose?
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.
Helpful tips for the beginner and for the seasoned archer on how to take care of your compounds and crossbows.
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...
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?
Shining is not just a common past time for us Wisconsinites, it's a way to scout and prep for the fall hunting season.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .25-06 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .270 Winchester, .30-30 Winchester, .308 Winchester, .30-06 Springfield. Which is the best deer slayer?
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.
High quality used guns languish on store racks just because they are chambered in less common calibers. Don't over look these gems. They offer a world beyond the "me too" cartridges.
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.
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.
The Sears and Roebuck single-shot twenty-gauge shotgun is a fine old-fashioned gun for the hunter who only needs one shot.
Use these deer hunting tips for thinking outside the box to find trophy bucks. Trophy whitetail videos included.
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.
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.
We test .338 Winchester Magnum, .340 Weatherby, .338-378 Weatherby, .300 Remington Ultra-Mag, 33 Nosler, .338 Lapua. Can you pick the winner?
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.
Everything you need to know to get started squirrel hunting. Necessary gear and hunting tips for your best season ever!
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.
Go from knowing nothing to buying and owning the self-defense or home-defense handgun, a revolver or pistol, that will keep you safe.
There are many magnum hunting cartridges, but those which use .30 caliber bullets are by far the most popular for whitetail deer, elk, moose, bear, antelope, big horn sheep, and plains game hunting.
The .300 Winchester Magnum, or .300 Win Mag, is used around the world for moose, elk, bear, and African plains game. Preferred by long range hunters and military snipers over the .308 and .30-06.
Prvi Partizan has a reputation for good quality ammunition at a reasonable price. Is PPU's 300 grain .375 H&H Magnum load good enough for deer, elk, moose, bear, and African plains game hunting?
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.
Tested: 7x57 Mauser, 7mm-08 Remington, .280 Remington, 7mm Remington Magnum, 7mm Weatherby Magnum, and 28 Nosler. Will the magnums out power the non-magnums? Will the upstarts dethrone the old guard?
Tips and photos on how to build a free-standing deer blind in the best location to bag a trophy buck.
Tested: .243 Winchester, .260 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, .308 Winchester, .338 Federal. Which is best?
The possibility of us having to deal with, and survive, a zombie apocalypse is a fantasy, only existing in our own imaginations, movies, books, and video games. However, is it truly that far fetched?
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.
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.
Prvi Partizan makes affordable, quality ammunition. We put their 180 gr, .300 Win Mag through its paces and it is perfect for deer, elk, moose, and bear hunting - from Alaska to Africa, and beyond.
There are five fundamentals of pistol shooting that should be performed with Every shot. Most people apply only two.
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.
So you want to own a firearm (gun) in Guam? You have to embark on a long adventure through local bureaucracy and fees first!
Cartridge fight: .25-06 Remington, .270 Winchester, .280 Remington, .30-06 Springfield, .338-06 A-Square, .35 Whelen. Each is a prince in its own right, but which is king?
Pistols come in all shapes and sizes. Out of all the models in existence, though, only a handful really separate themselves from the rest.
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.
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.
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.
Safety and sound reduction are important considerations when building an outdoor shooting range in a populated area.
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.
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.
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.
It is possible to find excellent 22 rimfire scopes for under $100. Check out the top 4 picks for 2018.
The best duck hunting kayaks on the market, plus plenty of rigging tips and other duck hunting tips.
Long Range hunting is an exciting and demanding activity. Whether pursuing antelope in Wyoming's vast prairies or impala in the Serengeti, a hunter must have the right gear and skill.