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Basic Principles Of Firearm Safety

  By David Link As a young shooter, nearly all of my lessons about firearm safety were learned alongside my father, so when I think of firearm safety, it’s hard not to think of my father. It was the ideal scenario to have my dad right by my side as …

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Bering Optics Rubicon Reflex Sight Review

  By Mike Searson The Bering Optics Rubicon is what is known as a reflex sight. A reflex sight simplifies aiming by projecting the reticle onto the glass of the optic and reflects it back to the shooter who superimposes it onto the target. The sight is meant to be …

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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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Understanding Bullet Weight For Big Game

  By Pete Rogers When it comes to bullet weights for most hunters, it is really an afterthought of sorts. It’s true that for most of our adventures, bullet weight matters very little as long as you’re using the right caliber. On the other hand, if we want to get …

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Ruger M77 Hawkeye: Why We Bought One, And Why I Would Buy Another

  By Tony Martins The Ruger M77 Hawkeye in 7mm-08 Remington was the perfect answer to the question: What rifle should I buy for my non-hunting wife for her first big game hunting experience – a plains game trip to South Africa? I did my homework. Women appreciate beauty and …

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Tony Martins

  Tony Martins is a small business owner, consultant, and lecturer, Labrador retriever breeder, and freelance outdoors writer. As a consultant and technical writer his work has appeared in pharmaceutical trade publications like Drug Topics, American Druggist, America’s Pharmacist, and Retail Pharmacy Management, where he also served on the editorial …

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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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How to Get into Upland Hunting: The Basics

  By Luke Brandenburg Upland Hunting offers a unique challenge and some of the most beautiful game birds in the world. While it may be easier to get into than some other types of hunting, it takes a lot of time and experience to master the upland game birds. Start …

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Get To Know Conceal And Carry: Wrap Up And Training Overview

  By David Link As we close our series on carrying a concealed weapon, we want to start with an overview of the steps everyone should take (with links to previous articles) and touch on what quality training courses should provide. Remember that carrying a concealed weapon is a very …