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Rifle Scope Or Red Dot? Which To Choose

  By David Link It may sound like a simple question, or even a no-brainer, but the conundrum of choosing a rifle scope vs. red dot / reflex sight can be a difficult decision for some, especially if they plan to shoot only shorter distances. Personal preference is usually the …

Shotgun Shooting Sports: Learning to Compete with the Pros

  By Luke Brandenburg Are you ready to take your shooting skills to the next level? Competing with professional shotgun shooters may be a lofty goal, but with solid fundamentals, a determination to perfect your game and a lot of good advice along the way, you will be on your …

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How To Determine Your Best Field Shooting Positions

  By John Buol Shots afield are always freestyle. Provided the hunter hits, there is no wrong approach. In contrast, shooting positions are dictated in many forms of organized shooting. In some competitions, specific distances and strings of fire will direct what position to use and when. Little variability is …

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How To Select A Gun Safe

  By David Link The selection of the right gun safe is an important choice, and one that requires research and forethought. A gun safe is a significant investment just like the firearms it will hold, and it is prudent to choose a quality safe that will protect your cherished …

Shooting Sports 101: An Overview of Trap, Skeet, and Clay Shooting

  By Luke Brandenburg Shotgun shooting sports have been growing in popularity for over a century in the United States. They offer an excellent way to practice your skills or simply to enjoy your shotgun with friends. Each shooting sport offers its own unique way to shatter some clay! For …

How To Evaluate High-End AR-15 Triggers

  By Trampas Swanson The AR-15: Perhaps the most widely sold firearm in American history; truly today’s modern musket in all sense of the term. It’s not uncommon for the average AR-15 enthusiast to own not one, but multiple rifles of this design. As the industry develops new and better …

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Youth Turkey Hunting Tips

  By David Link Has your son or daughter expressed interest in hunting this year? Or is there another young hunter out there who wants to get into the sport but doesn’t have anyone to take them under the wing? Well this year is the year to initiate another young …

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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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Essential Checklist For Firearm Maintenance

  By David Link Any substantial investment deserves protection, and this is certainly the case for those valued firearms that you store in your gun safe. Even if you’re a first time firearm owner, a good collection of maintenance tools and cleaning materials is something you should always have around …