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Nikki Boxler

Social Media in the Outdoors: Is it Positive or Negative?


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Social Media has many pros and cons. I love making lists so to help me decide if social media will be the downfall of hunting and fishing as we know it, I decided to make a list to see if the benefits outweighed the consequences. Positives:  Allows You to Connect with People from All Over […]

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Nikki Boxler

Check out the 6.5 Creedmoor


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The Nitty Gritty  If you are anything like me, you can tell me about numbers and ballistic coefficients. But what I really want to know is how the gun and ammunition actually perform and feel when shooting it.  So here is what I personally experienced and picked up on while using my rifle this hunting […]

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Ron Spomer

A Perfect Christmas Gift for the Plinker in Your Life


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Today much has changed, but there is still Christmas and you are still allowed to present new shooters with gifts of 22 Long Rifle ammo. They can begin their own traditions of shooting squirrels and rabbits. And now they have even better cartridges with which to accomplish this — Winchester Power Points. I don’t know […]

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Ron Spomer

Easy to Use and Super-Effective – the Winchester Ballistics Calculator


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Gravity, air drag, air density, wind speed and direction, muzzle velocity, bullet mass and shape — all of this impacts a bullet’s flight, determining where it will land in relation to where you aim it. A ballistic calculator factors all of this stuff into complicated mathematical equations. All you have to do is enter some […]

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Live the Legend

Shotguns for Self Defense at Home


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And unlike a centerfire round shot from a rifle, shotgun loads tend to have less velocity limiting the likelihood of pass-through shots in walls in a home. So what should a person look for when considering a shotgun for home defense? While 12-gauge shotguns set the standard for the most popular size chambering today, the […]

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Ron Spomer

300 Winchester Magnum or the 300 Winchester Short Magnum


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Sometimes a few specimens require more dissuasion than the old 30-06 or 308 Winchester typically hand out. While the 308 Win. kicks up about 2,620 fps muzzle velocity and 2,743 foot-pounds muzzle energy with a 180-grain bullet, the 30-06 Springfield jumps out at 2,750 fps with 3,022 f-p energy. The venerable 300 Win. Mag., which […]

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Live the Legend

Get a Grip for Better Trigger Control


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Grip High When holding the handgun with your dominant hand, the web of the hand should be held high, all the way under the rear grip tang on a semi-automatic pistol to the point where the skin of your hand creases beneath it. On a revolver grasp the grip of the pistol as high as […]

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Rob Pincus

Live Fire Drills That Force You to Think


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…and focus techniques to make their tasks easier and to more closely resemble their practice even in the middle of a potentially stressful moment during a big game or important event. The advantage that these athletes have over a defensive shooter, of course, is that they are just playing a game… and they have full […]

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