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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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Summertime Fun – Tips to Help You Bust More Clays


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It’s midsummer and the sound of shotgun blasts are ringing out at sporting clays courses across America. For some, it’s part of an effort to tune up for the coming fall upland and waterfowl seasons; for others, it’s the best way they know to make the most of the gorgeous summer weather by busting clays […]

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Shooting Sports Snapshot: Who is Today’s Recreational Shooter


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Despite living in a world with virtual informational overload courtesy of the Internet, cable TV, satellite radio and much, much more, it’s amazing the misinformation that is still out there. In fact, no matter what the subject, misconceptions often persist as one person says something to a friend, on Facebook or on some message board […]

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Videotape Your Training Regimen


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Video and the many simple ways to capture it has changed the way all of us live, especially in the last 10 to 20 years. From the rise and popularity of YouTube and the widespread ability to film quality footage from our smartphones to compact video cameras and digital SLRs capable of shooting HD footage, […]

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