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How to Clean Scope Lenses

Posted on Aug 13, 2021

Got your lens covered in debris and dust? Want to learn how to clean the scope lenses properly? We have covered a step-by-step process that you should definitely go through.

Enhance the Axis

Posted on Aug 13, 2021

Many shooters, myself included, look longingly at those beautiful custom and limited edition sporting rifles. Some of them are produced in the manufacturers’ custom shops or are built by gunsmiths, but others are just the high end models such as the Winchester Model 70 Super Grade or Ruger Hawkeye African. If you are like me, one of those rifles would probably spend most of its time in the safe and something else would be taken hunting.

Range Bag Essentials

Posted on Aug 4, 2021

The constant battle between packing everything including the kitchen sink and never having what you need after driving an hour or more to the range is one that many of us know all too well. Some of us go way too far and pack spare batteries for our spare electronic muffs, and others will often forget crucial items such as ammunition. While I am not certain whether this internal battle of carrying only the bare minimum, or bringing every tool short of a lathe to the range will ever be resolved, I do believe I have found a good compromise.

Firearm Safety is Everyone's Responsibility

Posted on Aug 4, 2021

When I was growing up in a rural area, the road leading to our house was a quarter of a mile long and we lived about a long baseball throw from the end of it where my grandparents lived. As would be expected, my brothers and I frequently spent time with our grandparents. On one occasion, when I was probably five or six years of age, I was roaming about the house and saw a small handgun lying beside my grandparents’ bed. I had frequently been around firearms, but for some reason I thought that this small revolver might be some sort of toy.

Shooting During Pregnancy

Posted on Jul 19, 2021

Congrats! You’re pregnant! I know for a fact you have a million questions. Questions for your mom, your friends, your doctor, and everyone you meet with kids. You have tons of people to ask questions of, but who do you talk to about being able to hunt and shoot while carrying that precious cargo? Depending on your doctors, they may not agree with you going hunting.

Red Dots vs Holographic Sights: Which Is Better For You?

Posted on Apr 27, 2021

When it comes to accessorizing your weapon, one of the biggest decisions is what optic to use. In this case, the biggest differences between a red dot sight and holographic sights fall into 3 main categories: Technology used, pros and cons, and what you need it for.

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! 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