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Turkey Hunting Tips And Tactics From The Pros

  By Nancy Jo Adams With turkey hunting being my passion, I have had the opportunity over the years to talk with some of the industry’s most popular turkey hunters. I sought out two of these notorious turkey hunters, Eddie Salter and Preston Pittman, to give us their tactics on …

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The Monolith of Mediocre: Benchrest Considered Harmful

  By John Buol There is never a practical need for a field or hunting rifle to touch a benchrest. Never. True, you often see benchrests used on ranges (in America, at least) and discussed in gun literature, but this is a result of institutional inertia and not based on …

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How Do Reflex Sights And Holographic Sights Differ?

  By David Link You’ve seen the terms thrown around on websites and in shooting catalogs, but what exactly is the difference between a reflex sight and a holographic sight? Things can get even more complicated when you add the term red dot sight into the mix, but the story …

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What Makes M855 “Green Tip” Ammo So Controversial?

If you’re a regular reader of firearm news and issues, then you’ve surely come across the recent stir around the M855 / SS109 round. These rounds, commonly known as “green tip” rounds because of their color coding, are designed for use with the AR platform in the popular caliber of …

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Teddy Roosevelt The Outdoorsman

  By David Link As a writer and outdoorsman, there are a few historical figures that I take particular interest in because of their impact on the outdoors and the outdoor lifestyle that many of us Americans cherish today. As today is Presidents Day, it’s a perfect time to celebrate …

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Evaluating AR Handguards

  By Trampas Swanson Perhaps the most loved yet most controversial rifles ever invented, Eugene Stoner’s AR-15, has managed to survive over 50 years of commercial sales. Although originally designed to be a lightweight and simple modular rifle chambered in 5.56 mm x 45 mm NATO, the AR-15 platform has …

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Rifle Scope Brands At A Glance

  Choices…choices, nothing is better than choices, but too many possibilities can throw you off track. This is certainly the case with rifle scope brands, and when you’re on the hunt for a new rifle scope, it is easy to get sidetracked looking through all the different manufacturers. Ever wish …

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The M1911: History And Legacy

  By David Link While firearms like the Colt Revolver dominated as the popular pistols of the 1800s, a new semi-automatic handgun burst upon the scene in the early 1900s, and it is still in service in some regard with its initial purchaser, the US Military. Even today it is …

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Understanding The AR Pistol Brace Controversy

  By David Link There has been much chatter about the use of a stabilizing brace with an AR pistol in the past year or so, and the ATF has recently released a clarification of the rules here. But for those of you who aren’t quite sure what this whole …