Category: Shooting

Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out!: Are Air Guns Legitimate Hunting Weapons?

Whether it was a Christmas, birthday, or secret present from an uncle that we had to hide from our mothers, it’s nearly unanimous among hunters that the greatest gift we ever received as a child was our first BB gun. It was the gift that created us. The thing that, as we sat in the

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Recoil: One of the most critical aspects of choosing a rifle

Recoil: One of the most critical aspects of choosing a rifle

My dad’s little Winchester Model 94 Trapper always struck me as a petite, perhaps slightly anemic rifle. The short-barreled lever-action is lightweight and chambered to the gentle-shooting .30-30 Winchester. I’d shot plenty of .30-30s before. This little guy shouldn’t be any different, I thought, tucking it into my shoulder at the range. Then, someone punched

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How to pattern your shotgun in time for turkey season

How to pattern your shotgun in time for turkey season

Few things in the natural world will get your blood pumping and adrenaline running like the gobble of a big tom turkey responding to your call. And few things will make your blood run cold like watching him approach and realizing you’re not totally certain where your shotgun shoots. Don’t get caught unprepared this spring

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The under-loved middle-child mag: The .41 Remington Magnum

The under-loved middle-child mag: The .41 Remington Magnum

Sometimes a great idea never gets the attention and appreciation it deserves. It can be a matter of poor timing or poor execution, or sometimes just plain bad luck. Such is the origin story of the .41 Remington Magnum, a high-powered handgun cartridge that, on paper, appears to have all of the best features of

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Which is more important: caliber or accuracy?

Which is more important: caliber or accuracy?

These days, no matter which way the wind is blowing, civil discussions between two parties always seem escalate to bloody, knock-down, drag-out fights in the street. The hunting community is far from immune to this, but few topics will get us foaming at the mouth quite like this classic: Is caliber or accurate shooting more

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Relax in the shot: Tension only magnifies a miss

Relax in the shot: Tension only magnifies a miss

Written by David Maccar, this article was originally published by Free Range American on October 27, 2020. It happens to every hunter and every target shooter: A particularly difficult target presents itself, and the stakes are high. Naturally, you make an effort to try harder, to bear down and concentrate—to not screw it up. But those who

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