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How to Get a Hunting License and Permit

Posted on Mar 10, 2021

Find answers to questions with ins-and-outs of hunting permits and licensing, and a list of local agencies concerned with the licensing and permitting of hunters across all 50 U.S. states.

JF Gunworks 30mm Scope Level

Posted on Mar 1, 2021

Now that you have acquired a precision optic and have joined the ever-growing community of precision rifle shooters, you are starting to shoot longer ranges. You quickly learn how much more the slightest inconsistency at the rifle shows up exponentially at the target. You make a conscious effort to be precise, consistent, and deliberate with everything you do behind the rifle, but you still experience inconsistency downrange. While the list of variables seems nearly endless, one major concern that you may not have considered is rifle cant.

A Beginners Guide to Night Vision Scope for Rifles

Posted on Jan 6, 2021

Night vision scope is a cool device for hunters and shooters. When you want to aim at targets at night, there is no other alternative like a night vision scope for rifles.

Assembling the AR-15

Posted on Jan 6, 2021

For the most part, the design of the AR-15 is made up of several very simple and almost toy-like parts. Built of plastic and aluminum, apart from the barrel, the rifle is ultra-lightweight and can come together from parts found almost anywhere.

Your Guide to Choosing The Weapon Above Your Paygrade

Posted on Oct 29, 2020

Nobody in the military gets to choose their service issued weapon and as you might know, service issued weapons do have some limitations. You got to arm yourself for the job you want so why not choose the weapon you deserve?

.30 Cal Vocabulary for Hunters and Shooters

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

If you are new to the shooting sports or a seasoned veteran, it can be confusing at times differentiating between the numerous rounds out there and their plentiful pseudo names. Is .308 Winchester bigger than .30-06 Springfield?

Gun Safe: Does My State Require One and What Are My Options?

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

Storing guns safely is one of the most crucial responsibilities of all gun owners. In the U.S., owning a gun safe was not mandatory until 2005 when the Federal Government made it illegal for all licensed gun dealers, manufacturers or importers to transfer or sell a gun unless the buyer has or purchases a secure locking device.

30.06 Springfield – The First Gun You Should Buy and the First Gun You Should Sell

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

If you're new to hunting or shooting, or were at one point in that position, I'd wager you wouldn't make it three minutes into your research without coming across a library of articles and videos mentioning the 30.06 Springfield.

Hunting Stocks – What to Look For?

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

While there are many dynamic aspects of every hunt regardless of the game you are pursuing one constant for many of us is the tool of a firearm we use.

Minnesota Bear Hunting

Posted on Jul 13, 2020

If you are a Minnesota resident and enjoy the challenge of big-game hunting, we probably don’t have to tell you that applications for the fall black bear season have officially opened up!

Weatherby Vanguard Series II First Timer's Take on Swapping A Boyds Stock

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

10 minutes, start to finish. That's how long it took to change my factory stock to a beautiful Boyds laminate stock. That might seem obvious to some, but I was surprised. As someone who is definitely not a gunsmith, and hadn't even removed a unstock before, I wasn't sure what to expect when I decided to try changing the stock out on my new Weatherby on my own.

Boyds Gunstocks Featherweight Thumbhole in Montana

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

Seeking a fully inletted stock for a Remington 788, Boyds offers multiple length-of-pull (LOP) options for each model. Read about this recent varmint hunt.

Choosing a Rifle Scope: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Aug 5, 2019

Looking to buy a rifle scope? Awesome! In this guide I’m going to show you EVERYTHING you need to know about choosing a rifle scope. Let’s get started!

AmericanHunter.org: Review: Boyds At-One Adjustable Gunstock

Posted on Jun 27, 2019

The At-One adjustable gunstock has taken the mystery out of gun fit, and I imagine hunters will appreciate the company for it. For more information, visit boydsgunstocks.com.

GetZone.com: Comfort Ideal for an All-Day Hunt: Boyds At-One Thumbhole Stocks

Posted on Apr 26, 2019

The Boyds At-One Thumbhole design is one that is extremely popular with hunters and shooters because it allows the hand to grasp the grip of the stock more solidly and keeps the wrist flat and in a more-comfortable ergonomic position which provides better stability — is perfect for those all-day hunts.

Shooting Tips to Improve Your Accuracy with Rifles

Posted on Oct 23, 2018

One of the top concerns for many hunters is accuracy. Read our expert shooting tips to improve your accuracy with rifles.

Shotguns: Choosing an Action Type

Posted on Oct 12, 2018

Choosing the right action type for your shotgun may be challenging. Here are insights on the strengths and weaknesses of the shotgun types (actions) commonly available to hunters from an experienced hunter.

Common Sense Tips for Staying Safe this Deer Season

Posted on Sep 28, 2018

Statistically speaking, deer hunting is an exceptionally safe form of outdoor recreation. Of the millions of hunters who take to the woods each year, only a small fraction will experience any sort of injury. Read our list of common sense deer hunting safety tips to learn how to stay safe this deer hunting season.

Short-Action vs Long-Action: Choosing the Correct Stock

Posted on Sep 10, 2018

When it comes to selecting a Boyds Hardwood Gunstock for your firearm, it can often be confusing differentiating whether you need a short-action or a long-action. We hope to clear up some of that confusion for you in this article!

Selecting a Sufficient Big Game Round

Posted on Aug 22, 2018

One of the most important ways we can increase the chances of a clean kill is by using a firearm chambered in a cartridge of sufficient power for the game being hunted. Here are some things to consider when deciding on a big game round.