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Nikki Boxler

Helpful Tips on how to Best Pattern a Shotgun


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When patterning shotguns and ammunition that come with a bit of a kick, I like to use a lead sled. This helps to reduce recoil and makes for a consistent shot. However, before I walk away from the range, I do like to take one shot from a position I would hunt from. Knowing that […]

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Melissa Bachman

Pattern Your Waterfowl Gun Now – Here is How by Melissa Bachman


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When patterning a shotgun, I like to get the entirepatterned perfectly around the dot I’m aiming at. Some people like a certain percentage of the pattern high, but for me I want it dead on. I tried shooting my shotgun at 30-yards using both Winchester Blindside in BB and 3-inch 2 shot. I like to […]

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Ron Spomer

Animal Targets Cure Buck Fever


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Build the muscle memory of raising it to your face with both eyes open and focused on your target until it appears in the scope. Don’t focus on the scope. Focus on the target. Keeping scope power turned low helps in the beginning because of the wider field of view. You don’t need ammo for […]

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Live the Legend

Dealing With Elevation While Shooting


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Long ago, the belief was that if you shot uphill your bullet would shoot high and if you shot downhill, it would hit low. Not sure how that myth originated, but the reality, gravity exerts its greatest influence over the trajectory of a bullet when it is shot across a level area as the gravity […]

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Nikki Boxler

Setting a Groundblind for the Season Ahead


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Tall grasses, cornstalks, pine, and cedar work great if they occur in the landscape you are hunting. When collecting materials you will need a folding saw for the larger branches, pruners, and some zip ties for holding everything in place. When covering the blind don’t worry if you cover the windows as you can use the […]

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Live the Legend

How to Hit More Targets and More Game


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How many hunters do you know go out each season a week or two before the opener, fires a round or two at a papertarget to make sure the scope is “still on” and hitting within an inch or two of the bullseye, opine, “yep, I’m good.” Then when the moment of truth comes during […]

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Now is the Time to Prep for Deer Hunting Season


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  Check Your Gun – Have you even touched your rifle or slug gun since the season closed last year. Hopefully you cleaned it before you put it up for the season. Either way, get your firearm(s) out that you use for hunting and go over them with a thorough cleaning and inspection. Check for […]

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