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March 2016

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Like The Powerball – You Can’t Win If You Don’t Enter


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January through May might not be the season to hunt, but it’s the season to apply for tags. Increasingly, hunters must draw limited, special entry tags in order to hunt the best places for the biggest animals. It’s supply and demand, and with ever more humans shoving and crowding in this country, hunting opportunities are […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Winchester – Rise of the Bolt-Action


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Still, it would not be until the late 1800s that the bolt-action rifle would achieve the functionality and reputation for accuracy that it continues to enjoy today The Hotchkiss locked with a single lug at the rear of the bolt and fed rounds from a tubular magazine in the buttstock. Next up was the Lee […]

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Melissa Bachman

150 Years of Winchester – Still Going Strong


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We still laugh about the big bucks that got away and so look forward to getting the new youngsters involved. After looking at so many things that have stayed the same, it’s also a time to look at the things that have changed.  Of course, with technology both guns and ammo have made numerous innovations […]

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Celebrating 150 Years of Winchester: The Legacy of John Moses Browning


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It was eventually chambered for a greater variety of cartridg­es than any other Winchester had to that point. Ned Roberts, creator of the .257 Roberts car­tridge, claimed the M1885 was “the most reliable, strongest and altogether best single-shot rifle ever produced.” It’s still being manufactured and is capable of handling even the most power­ful modern […]

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Melissa Bachman

A Family History Tied To Winchester


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This year marks the 150th anniversary for Winchester, a company that’s been there for hunters and shooters through the generations. For me, it’s a very personal connection.  I never got to meet my grandfather on my dad’s side before he passed, but my dad reminds me all the time how proud he’d be that I […]

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Say It Ain’t So – Scope Brow…And How To Prevent It


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This is preset in the scope and can’t be adjusted. Some scopes have more than 4 inches of eye relief, some less than 3 inches. More is better. Here’s why. Some scopes include a significant rim of eyepiece hood or barrel around the glass eyepiece lens itself. This protruding metal hood is what cuts your […]

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A Man Named Oliver Winchester – From Shirt Maker to Iconic American Figure


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His perceptive investments in the mid-19th century changed history and led to the Winchester brand becoming an American icon—an icon that has been living on now for 150 years. Winchester is celebrated in novels, Hollywood movies and hunting camps from Alaska to Argentina. When the word Winchester pops up, most people instantly think of guns and […]

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