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1800GunsAndAmmo Texas Hog Hunt

  Ever wondered what a hog hunt in Texas is like? Well we want to take you along on a recent hunt. A few weeks ago, a couple 1800GunsAndAmmo employees headed out to their deer lease for a day of work and then an evening hog hunt. This is their …

Six Easy Ways to Tame Long Gun Recoil

  By Kip Staton If you’ve shot a rifle bigger than a .22 Short, or any shotgun for that matter, you’re intimately familiar with the concept of recoil as it pertains to firearms. But what actually causes this (sometimes painful) “kick?” And is there anything we can do about it? …

.223 and .308 Bullet Drop and Sighting In

  By Jorge Amselle I will start with the assumption that everyone gets the concept of gravity. If you don’t then have a friend throw apples at your head until you do. In shooting, the second the bullet exits the barrel gravity takes hold and starts to pull the bullet …

Why I Shoot The Ruger 10/22

  By Trampas Swanson It’s no secret that perhaps one of the most versatile firearm platforms throughout the history of the cartridge era of ammunition is the .22 caliber rifle, but what keeps it so popular? One firearm leading the way in that category since its introduction to the market …

Buck Fever Realities

  Buck fever is a common problem for many hunters, whether they’ll admit it or not. Here’s how to significantly reduce its effect. by John M. Buol Jr. Tales of buck fever pervade hunting literature. We’ve all heard the stories about hunters mounting their rifles and experiencing a “hundred pound …

Red Vs. Green Lasers: Smackdown

  By Guy J. Sagi Figuring out which color laser-aiming system is best for you—and your budget—can be confusing. Thankfully, it’s not rocket science, although the technology packed into these modern marvels that can make you a better shooter certainly is. Human eyes detect green better than red, an evolutionary …

Mirage: It’s Not What It Seems

  By Guy J. Sagi It doesn’t take a degree in physics or a working knowledge of the theory of relativity to harness the power mirage to improve your shooting. In its most basic application, it can be an advantage in hunting, explain one problem at the range, and, with …

The US Springfield 1873 .45/70 Trapdoor Rifle

  By Pete Rogers Every year gun manufacturers introduce new and exciting models for hunters and shooters to get excited about. Different calibers, different designs, actions, stocks, triggers, etc. More and more enticing features to cause us to line up and spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to get the …

Maximum Distance For Hunters

  By John M. Buol Jr. The most important thing a hunter can learn about field marksmanship is a realistic assessment of personal skill, what sort of shots currently can and can’t be brought off. It is far better to pass up a low percentage shot than to wound an …