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Hot Fun in the Summertime – Honing Your Shooting Skills


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The days are longer with hours of sunlight remaining after many of us have returned home from work and the weather is nicer with shorts and t-shirts the standard casual dress. Let’s face it, summer is a great time for enjoying a little shooting outdoors and it’s particularly a fun time to sharpen your handgun […]

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Winchester Congratulates Team USA and Kim Rhode as They Prepare for The Rio Olympics


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Winchester congratulates Kim Rhode, whose pursuit of gold in Rio—and Olympic history—all moved a step further at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Tillar, Arkansas, May 18-25, when she secured her spot on the 2016 U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. Rhode locked up her spot before even competing in the Friday final—14 points ahead of her […]

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


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Shooters and hunters often fall prey to their scopes. Bang, whack, ouch. And the blood flows. Sir Isaac Newton explained how this happens: For every action there is an opposite and equal reaction. When this lesson is delivered by a recoiling scope hitting your brow, you tend to remember it. But how can you prevent […]

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Like The Phoenix, The .264 Will Rise Again


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You’ve heard how some things appear “ahead of their time?” The .264 Winchester Magnum was one of those. These days 6.5mm cartridges are all the rage, and that’s the metric dimension of the .264-caliber. The 26-caliber bore diameter is just below the .270 and just above the 25-caliber. It’s the perfect size for whitetails, mule […]

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An Uncommon Yet Common Gauge


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Article Written By: Ron Spomer Every shotgun hunter knows the 12 gauge and 20 gauge. Most are familiar with the 10 gauge and have at least heard about the 16 gauge and 28 gauge. But almost no one knows the 68 gauge, although they’ve probably seen and even shot one. How is that possible? Because […]

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In Some Instances – Length Means Everything


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Article Written By: Ron Spomer Want to hit more ducks, pheasants, grouse, quail and clays? Get a longer barrel. Shotgun “accuracy” is a product of gun fit (so it points where you’re looking every time), concentration (so you don’t pull off the target at the last split second), gun and shell patterning (so it throws […]

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5 New Year’s Resolutions For The Hunter-Shooter


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Out with the old and in with the new…that’s the approach many people take with the start of a new year seeking to fill the approaching calendar with days where they will be healthier, wealthier, wiser and happier. And for gun enthusiasts and sportsmen, part of those wishes may well—in fact they should—include the commitment […]

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How To Best Get Sighted In For Deer Season


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Ok, a lot of us have been guilty of this at some time in the past and many hunters still are. Opening day is drawing close, we’ve been busy with work and other activities, and with weeks, maybe even days before the deer season blows wide open, we have yet to take our rifle or […]

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