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  • Polymer or metal Frame Handguns?

    04/29/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 64 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/29/2016 | C Cocoles
    What's your preference when it comes to handguns, would you use a polymer or metal frame? Here's a short excerpt on the sentiment on 1911Forum: 45ACP_1911 I can't get used to the feel of Polymer guns. I appreciate the double stack design and light weight but they just don't feel good in my hands. I've got a Glock 10mm but I just don't shoot it. A 1911 in contrast feels wonderful in my hands and the trigger pull can be made outstanding. What the heck I can change a mag in split second anyhow. motorsporting It's taken me several years...
  • Ever had a Boar Charge at you?

    04/28/2016 8:49:15 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/28/2016 | J McAdams
    Though I wouldn't say they are exactly common, dealing with a boar charge is a distinct possibility any time you go into the woods in pursuit of hogs. The hunter in the video almost learned this lesson the hard (and painful way). Watch the video to see just how close that hunter was to being gored by that boar! See the video here.
  • Hunters have Rights to Legally Hunt and not be Harrassed

    04/26/2016 1:12:00 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 41 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/26/2016 | S Ratliff
    A while back in 2015, Kyle Anderson was following a nice 8-point buck that made its way into Michigan’s Grand Traverse East Bay. While he was not planning on shooting the swimming deer while it was in the water, he did not want to lose sight of this beauty. Until this woman got involved. During an ongoing and legal hunt, Anderson says in the video description that he faced multiple instances of harassment, but this woman took the cake entirely. Having already called the police on her for illegally parking her car, Anderson walks to confront the woman who continues...
  • Trigger Control

    04/25/2016 7:48:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/25/2016 | D Johns
    The very most essential foundation of accurate shooting is trigger control. How were you taught to shoot, or did you just learn it "OJT?" What type of firearm did you learn to shoot first, and have you transferred that technique to everything you shoot? I suppose you could take a formal shooting course and learn the textbook styles of trigger control for pistols, revolvers, rifles, and even shotguns. There are some very subtle differences in how to correctly shoot each firearm type, but more importantly is finding a way for you to learn to best shoot every gun you own....
  • Wilson's AR9 pistol caliber or something cheaper?

    04/21/2016 8:08:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/21/2016 | C Cocoles
    Pistol caliber carbines have become extremely popular since the ammo shortage a few years ago. Just recently, the prolific Wilson Combat company released information about their new 9mm rifle the AR9. At first glimpse the Wilson AR9 has the similar appearance of an AR-15, so obviously an AR clone. It’s a quality-built 9mm AR with a quality AR price of $1,995. Unfortunately, that price is what's killing it in the eyes of the buyer, check it out. The Sig MPX is also a quality built AR style carbine: $1,732The Zenith MKE Z-5 Rifle is based of the classic, reliable MP-5:...
  • Do you Remember Shooting Daddy's Shotgun the First Time?

    04/20/2016 6:19:50 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/20/2016 | C Raleigh
    Those of us who have shouldered a shotgun a few thousand times in our lives can recall that first time we touched off a 12 gauge, or any gauge for that matter. It reminds us that we didn’t always have the bulk or the muscle memory to handle one. Did it stop any of us from wanting another try, one of our own, or a trip to deer camp with dad? Maybe, its the macho side or just trying to impress Dad. Cheer for a young fella who just got his shoulder popped and in a minute when it quits...
  • Can a .500 Magnum blow out a Car Window?

    04/19/2016 8:57:18 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/19/2016 | C Buckner
    Many have thought of this, but the guys from FullMag actually went out grabbed a Craigslist limo and headed out to the range to shoot at a car window with a .500 Magnum. Just so you know, they're not shooting at a bullet proof window, just the standard. Have a look at the video here.
  • Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

    04/17/2016 9:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2016 | Brian Krassenstein
    In what may be one of the biggest stories we have covered this year, a new company, Carbon3D has just emerged out of stealth mode, unveiling an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process, which is anywhere between 25 and 100 times faster than what’s available on the market today.The privately-held Redwood City, California-based company, Carbon3D, was founded in 2013, and since then has been secretly perfecting a new 3D printing technology which promises to change the industry forever. The technology that the company calls Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to...
  • 8 Wild Hog Facts

    04/14/2016 12:48:53 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 4/14/2016 | B Mcnally
    There are many hog facts, some for hunting, some for conservation issues, but these are good to know during a cocktail party or just to put more porkers on the table. 1. Wild hogs have roamed America since Hernando de Soto introduced them to Florida in 1539. 2. Male and female wild hogs have tusks. They have extremely sharp edges because the upper and lower tusks overlap. The constant gnashing of teeth sharpens the tusks, which make formidable weapons. 3. Wild hogs are just that, domestic pigs gone wild for several generations. Javelinas or collared peccaries are an entirely different...
  • The History of Prentis Henry Rifle No. 19

    04/13/2016 8:13:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2016 | Frank Jardim
    One tangible connection to the human cost of the Civil War can be found in the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Ky., in the form of a beautifully engraved Henry repeating rifle, serial number 19. The original owner was Connecticut native George Dennison Prentis, who was the editor of the Louisville Journal from 1830 to 1860 and a staunch abolitionist. After succession, he was an outspoken advocate of the Union even though his newspaper was absorbed by the pro-Confederate Louisville Morning Courier. On July 14, 1862, he wrote a report for the newspaper that praised the Henry. It is very...
  • Rant on baseball and online radio (vanity)

    04/12/2016 8:11:50 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    4/12/'16 | Self
    Okay people. You all know that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' first season in Wrigley Field. You also know that as of last year the national version of WGN no longer carries Cubs games. The Chicago station does, but the "superstation" apparently makes more money showing episode after episode after episode of a show called "Bluebloods" (which I know absolutely nothing about) than it does showing the Cubbies. So I looked up the radio station that currently carries the games and found it online. Well guess what? At game time I get the very beginning but...
  • VIDEO: Fast Swimming Manatee Recorded Underwater by Freeper with Amazing Beginner's Luck

    04/01/2016 5:30:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 1, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Beginner's Luck. It was my first time using my GoPro+ LCD camera with the head band. I was in a salt water creek at Mile Marker 81.8 in the Florida Keys at Islamorada. Shortly after entering the water this big manatee came shooting past me like a torpedo. Normally manatees swim 3 to 5 mph but this manatee was travelling at least 20 mph, perhaps because he was taking advantage of a very strong current. After the first view at normal speed, you will see the manatee slowed down to 15% speed, and finally you will see the scene again...
  • The Ins and Outs of Precision

    03/30/2016 5:20:28 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/30/2016 | Steve Joseph
    Exclusive Interview: Frank Green Of Bartlein BarrelsIf you have ever thought of getting involved in precision shooting, or are already immersed in the Precision Rifle Series competition, Bartlein Barrels is an industry name to know. Frank Green, Tracy Bartlein and Andy Kihn, who all previously worked for Kreiger Barrels, founded Bartlein Barrels and built it into what many are familiar with today – and for good reason. Green sat down and gave us the ins and outs (pun intended) of their process and concepts of what makes them one of the best in the industry. Here's an excerpt of the...
  • The Barracuda Question

    03/29/2016 6:41:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/29/2016 | S Carson
    While catches of exotics are on the rise, these Toothy Fish have been mysteriously absent. Could they return?The last couple of years have seen unprecedented action for California saltwater anglers due to a strong El Nińo. Highly desirable pelagics like yellowtail and tuna, along with true exotics like wahoo and blue marlin, have been dominating the headlines and anglers' attention. Over the past 50 years, barracuda catches have fluctuated up and down considerably, as has the species' popularity. In non-El Nińo years, the barracuda would start to show up in San Diego waters in early April. They continued to move...
  • Mauser Karabiner 98 - The Rifle that did not Lose the War

    03/28/2016 9:26:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/28/2016 | A Kincaid
    "I'll take a semiautomatic rifle any day of the week over a boltaction, and twice on Sunday." That's what my husband told me when I confessed my love of the Mauser M98 bolt-action. A discussion ensued, and we were not talking hunting – we were discussing war. Our passion for rifles and history often leads to a great deal of research and conversation. Neither of us has served in the military, but the conversation thankfully extends beyond the theoretics of our living room to those who have first-hand experience to tell it how it is, or was. Speaking with veterans...
  • Polite Suggestions for FreeRepublic nextpointoh [Vanity]

    03/26/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies
    Our tiny little brains | Saturday, March 26, 2016 | all FReepers
    Currently, Topics are tied individual Forums, such that the 50 states (but not DC) show up as Topics for a thread posted in or moved to the GOP forum -- but the 50 states (and DC) show up as "US:(state name)" in threads posted in or moved to the News forum. Those state lists don't cross. Same goes for the duplicate Topics found in Chat and Blogger forums -- and those lists are all separate from one another. Keywords are available across all Forums.All three systems should be merged into a Tags system. Currently, the URL (which I still...
  • My Life with the Rohrbaugh R9 Stealth

    03/24/2016 2:40:33 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | March 24, 2016 | Sturm Guilford
    I’m not going to use that tired chestnut, “What price safety?” The Rohrbaugh R9 is expensive; it’s also the smallest, most concealable autoloader, chambered in 9X19 para, available on the market today. It has all the features I wanted in a concealed carry pistol: hammer fired, double action only, European style heel mounted magazine catch, grip panels* and no safety. My first excursion to the range after it arrived was an absolute disaster – I had treated it as if it were a service weapon. It is not. It’s so small, tolerances are so tight and heat dissipation is so...
  • A Bear climbed your Treestand, How would you React?

    03/24/2016 10:18:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/24/2016 | T Hansen
    So how many of you have had a bear climbed up into your treestand? If you did encounter such occasions, how did you all reacted? This brave hunter had a bear climbed up his stand while he was video recording this, see his reaction here.
  • Action vs Reaction Handgun drills

    03/24/2016 6:12:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/24/2016 | asj
    This handgun drill is termed "The Charging Initiator", though the drill emphasis is on testing the shooter's reaction time, presentation against a buddy. But, the main goal is to have the shooters go from zero to full speed blasting away in a few seconds with accuracy. Check out the video here. What's your favorite handgun drills?
  • AGI - Preserving the Gunsmithing Arts

    03/18/2016 9:09:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 3/18/2016 | G Kelly
    The American Gunsmithing Institute StoryHere's an excerpt story from Gene Kelly Founder of AGI. ( My Gunsmithing story started after I graduated from Napa High School in 1975. After a year or so of going to college, I was still trying to find out what I wanted to do in life. Being a gunsmith was suggested by my high school welding shop teacher. He knew I had a huge interest in firearms. I decided to go to Lassen College Gunsmithing School, to check out the program. Unfortunately, I found out there was a four year waiting list to get in....
  • Advice for my son (guitarist) to work towards professional musician

    03/13/2016 3:38:53 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 113 replies
    None ^ | Mar 13, 2016 | Self
    My son is 16 and is a fairly good musician. He started with clarinet, then moved to Sax and is really good at sax. From that experience, he is very good at reading music and music theory. For the past couple of years he has also been investing in the guitar and is now at the point that he is not benefiting from his high school program. We have been sending him to private tutors and he is now studying Satriani, Yes, Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen's arpeggios from hell, and to my untrained ear doing very well. The boy gets...
  • Scottish ski coach killed in Alps

    03/11/2016 10:44:55 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    bbc.com ^ | March 12, 2016 | bbc
    An "amazing" Scottish ski coach has died in an accident in the Alps. Aaron McLean, a co-founder of off-piste group British Freeride, is thought to have been instructing young skiers in the French mountain resort of Avoriaz when he died on Thursday afternoon. Mr McLean, 26, went to school in Edinburgh and learned to ski at Hillend. Snowsport Scotland said he was "a man of great enthusiasm and infectious energy".
  • The Ultimate Hillbilly Gopher Trap

    03/11/2016 6:38:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/11/2016 | C Raleigh
    Have a look at this Hillbilly Gopher Trap. Take a moment before you watch and say a prayer for gophers everywhere. Once you see this Hillbilly 5000 in action, you'll want one. All you need is some electrical tape, some boards, and a shootin' iron. Add some fishing line, strap 'em all together and you've got a gopher-killing machine. Ingenious, ya'll. See the Hillbilly 5000 in action here.
  • Wild Pigs: Pick your shots carefully

    03/09/2016 6:43:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/9/2016 | B McNaLLY
    Wild hogs are tough, and knowing where to aim is important to success. Hogs have a just reputation for being tough. Many mature hogs, especially boars, have a gristle-like "shield" or shoulder plate that can completely stop a broad head hunting arrow. The shield on a big hog can be 1-inch thick and can completely cover the rib cage. I once shot a 150-pound hog at 10 yards with a 70-pound compound bow. The razor-sharp, broad head-tipped arrow hit perfectly low and behind the shoulder and knocked the hog down. But the arrow didn't penetrate its shield. We tracked...
  • Instructions should be very specific to Hunters

    03/07/2016 8:23:55 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/7/2016 | C Buckner
    Hunters and outdoorsmen have been known to be a very literal and straightforward group of people. Perhaps that’s why rescue should be very specific with instructions, otherwise you end up with someone taking what they say quite literally and end up making the wrong choices, look at this video here.
  • Turkey ammo Technology and Patterning Tips

    03/06/2016 1:38:36 PM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 3/6/2016 | W Hampton
    I am a spring turkey addict; I simply love to hunt them. From my first experience in 1964 to this day, hunting spring gobblers is my favorite pastime. THERE HAVE BEEN SOME WONDERFUL advances in the shotgun and shotgun-ammo world for the turkey hunter, thanks to the sport’s great popularity. A shotgun for turkey hunting differs from the standard field scattergun in that we’re looking for a gun that delivers a consistent, small, concentrated pattern of shot at a nominal 40-yard range. The premise may seem simple, but the engineering that has to take place to build such a gun...
  • Any FReepers Pumped for House of Cards Season 4?

    03/04/2016 7:00:54 AM PST · by Ulmius · 25 replies
    Ulmius
    I don't know which FReepers have a Netflix account, but... The new season of House of Cards came out today; who's excited about it? Thoughts? Predictions? Don't forget spoiler warnings for comments, BTW.
  • Wild Pig Hunting goes Wrong

    03/02/2016 8:42:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/3/2016 | M Alpert
    Feral swine are considered pest species in many countries, including the U.S. They reproduce fast and destroy billions of dollars worth of agriculture and live stock each year. Now more than ever, hunters are trying to kill wild pigs as fast as they can. But there are some dangers. Wild pigs are exactly that - wild. They can be very aggressive, and when hunters get too close, they'll charge fast. If they make contact with a hunter, they'll often bite hard with their razor sharp teeth. See the wild pig video here.
  • Family Pets & Backyard Friends

    03/02/2016 2:52:31 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 3/2/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is with family, pets, red-shoulder hawk, and parrakeet animation, the background instrument, mandolin & singing of the prayerful song, “Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior”, written by William H. Doane, covered by myself.
  • 10 Sure Signs that saids you're married to a Fisherman

    02/27/2016 10:48:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/27/2016 | A Mcgee
    As a fishing spouse, you’ll find yourself putting up with things the average spouse could never relate to. While it in no way reflects how much your spouse loves you, when it comes to fishing, you often take a backseat. Before the honeymoon phase is over, you'll find yourself making a whole host of unique concessions on behalf of your spouse’s favorite hobby. Here are 10 surefire signs you're married to a fisherman (or woman): 1. There are always fish to be caught. Unlike hunting seasons that have distinct start dates and end dates, there is generally always some type...
  • How fast can Flash really run?

    02/27/2016 3:05:46 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 40 replies
    I'd like to know how fast could a physical being luke Flash really run before running through the air before the air resistance becomes something like running through neck deep water or even impossible because the air resistance is like running through solid concrete? At that point, safe to say that Flash becomes more like energy to avoid that problem, but when does that likely occur?
  • Stunning Images of Wolf Pack taking down an Elk

    02/26/2016 8:10:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 50 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/26/2016 | J Hoffman
    For a nature photographer, capturing a scene of epic predation is akin to winning the lottery. Yes, it isn't pretty. But it depicts the real and very much raw struggle to survive that takes place daily in the animal world. A professional photographer Christopher Martin was touring Banff National Park, when he happened to come across an elk uneasily moving back and forth across a railway overpass, he knew he was in for a scene that portrays real-world wild life struggle for survival. See the rest of the story here.
  • Deer Spotted with Arrow through Head

    02/22/2016 7:23:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/22/2016 | C Cocoles
    A Chapel Hill, NC, native named Brian Attis shared a photo of this doe to his local news station when he spotted the deer meandering through his yard, yet the doe didn't seem phased by the protruding arrow as he was munching on the grass. The rest of the story here.
  • Hunter Shoots at a Trophy Buck, But Hits an Innocent Bystander

    02/19/2016 10:27:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/19/2016 | C Cocoles
    Watch as this hunter takes a shot at a big 10-pointer, but his rifle is clearly not zeroed in and the poor rabbit in the background goes flying. When you see the video the hunter takes 2 shots at the deer, but misses both. But, lets give the hunter some credit, here is his explanation. "To make a long story short, my son dropped my rifle one week before this hunt and did not tell me it was dropped, after making two repetitive shots with custom loads, I knew it was not me. 15 minutes later, buck came back out...
  • This gun failure test ended in an unexpected way

    02/19/2016 8:22:39 AM PST · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/19/2016 | M Sargent
    A gun failure test is designed to see what it takes to stop a firearm's operation. This test was conducted by firing an AR on full auto going through several magazines, before the unexpected thing happened. The gun didn't stop firing, but it did burst into flames. The test itself appeared to involve shooting the gun as fast as possible until it quit firing. Well, that didn't happen. Watch the video to see if you think this gun passed or failed.
  • AZ: Reloading Accident Fires House; Bullets Bounce off Firefighters, Trucks

    02/17/2016 7:33:02 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Picture courtesy 12news.com A house fire in Gilbert, Arizona, appears to be a rare case of a reloading accident getting out of hand.  No one has determined the cause of the accident.  I hope that smoking was not involved.  One of the things forbidden to reloaders is to smoke while engaged in the hobby.  The reloader suffered burns to his face and upper body.  That is likely why the fire got out of hand.  It would not have taken much to get the three vehicles out of the garage.  Their loss was certainly a substantial percentage of the total...
  • Deer Chasing You, what would you do?

    02/16/2016 8:14:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 61 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/16/2016 | C Cocoles
    Think this was filmed overseas but anyways, the video shows a guy using a tree to get away from this 5 point deer.(I think) The guy basically maneuvers around the tree so the deer couldn't get to him. Eventually, the man climbs up the tree until the deer moves on. See it here.
  • Why Industry Big Guns Have Faith In This Tiny Shooter

    02/15/2016 6:21:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Tiny Packages Pack FirepowerSome people are larger than life. They are rare. Even more rare are children whose accomplishments would make any adult proud. Alexis Welch of western Kentucky is one such kid. If a writer used Alexis as a book character, most of the readers would have accused them of being unrealistic - nobody is that multitalented, at least in the mundane world where most people live. And yet, Alexis is quite real and keeps getting more impressive by the day.lexis started shooting at age five. Her grandfather Tryce "PaPa" Welch had already raised one competitor, his daughter Stephanie...
  • Close Encounter with a Leopard

    02/12/2016 8:39:36 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/12/2016 | B Ragsdale
    Watch how close this Leopard comes to ripping this hunter apartTrue there isn't any leopard hunting in Cali, but you may come across a cougar. Hunting any type of cats is very dangerous, but after seeing footage like this, it might just be the deadliest. So I guess, if you're into this type of adrenaline pumping hunt, this is it. So imagine being there in a similar environment. Dogs barking, your adrenaline is pumping and you know that cat is hiding somewhere in the brush watching you. Yet you continue on, step by step, closing in on what you know...
  • Gun Review: Aero Precision .308 M5E1

    02/12/2016 6:41:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Aero Precision's M5E1 is an evolutionary improvement on the basic AR-10 theme. The Aero Precision M5E1 is a logical development from their more basic M5 .308 autoloading rifle. It is positioned as a firearm that's practical in the field, yet more accurate and capable of sustained fire than typical hunting or defense rifles. The main upgrade is the strengthened receiver designed to give monolithic-rail effects without its logistical disadvantage, namely the difficulty of changing the forend. The area where the free-floated hand guard and the barrel attach to the receiver has been beefed up relative to the typical AR-10-style guns....
  • Releasing a Trapped Bobcat?

    02/11/2016 8:00:51 AM PST · by w1n1 · 44 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/11/2016 | C Cocoles
    Don't do it this wayThe method you see here are not gold standard of what you should do, this video is bordering on the "ultimate" of what you should absolutely NOT do if you find yourself in this situation. Not much is known about where this video was shot, and if this was their trap or if they were illegally tampering with another trapper’s set, but one thing is for sure, the guy who joins the bobcat release party right at the end has never seen what a bobcat can do when it's angry. Check out the video here.
  • Deer Jumps the Fence

    02/10/2016 10:52:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/10/2016 | M Alpert
    Watch what happens when this deer tries to jump a High FenceWe've all heard of, or maybe even seen a deer leap over a fence that seems way too high like it was nothing. Unfortunately, it doesn't always turn out that way. A driver was filming three does running on the side of a country road when she got this clip. In the video, the three does try and make a break for it by going across the road and jumping over a high fence. The first doe to give it a go hits the fence about half way up...
  • What is a Reasonable Upper Limit on Gun Ownership in the United States?

    02/10/2016 4:51:22 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 7 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    January of 2016 had the highest number of NICS checks for any January on record.  There were 2,545,802 million checks, which translates to a bit less than 1.9 million new firearms. The industry is producing firearms as fast as they can, and they are being purchased just as fast.  The demand side is crowded with first time buyers, women, and young urbans.  Where will it end? Disarmists, those who wish us to be disarmed, constantly talk about "need".  Need is something they seem to think that they are the only ones qualified to define.  The idea of "need" is...
  • Anyone on Gun District?

    02/08/2016 3:20:08 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 49 replies
    Gun District ^ | 2-8-16 | RandallFlagg
    Since Facebook seems to be happily ejecting gun folks from it's site (some after years of generating ad revenue for FB), the folks in my gun-related podcasts and radio shows have talked about seeking out alternative social media more friendly to gun owners and freedom loving people. There was talk about MeWe and Gun District. Just a heads up.
  • Shoot or Don't Shoot: Buck with a Broken leg

    02/05/2016 7:20:12 AM PST · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/5/2016 | J McAdams
    A hunter in British Columbia captured this video of a nice 11-point buck with a broken leg. It looks like it is in reasonable health otherwise, but that leg is pretty seriously injured. If you were deer hunting, would you shoot this buck? See the video here.
  • Hunting Deer with Eagles

    02/04/2016 7:53:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 2/4/2016 | E Nestor
    Yes, hunting deer with eagles is a real thing in Hungary. Indeed they do, and the eagles are the perfect tool for the job. The apex bird of prey anywhere just has to be the eagle. With massive power and large sharp talons, this magnificent bird of prey has all the tools it needs to down big game. These hunters in Hungary have teamed up with eagles to pursue deer. With amazing gracefulness, the eagles descent upon their prey and make the kill. Human partners move in quick to make sure the eagles are safe. Then the eagles get the...
  • How Effective will a 9mm bullet be to take out a Truck tire?

    02/03/2016 8:54:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 2/3/2016 | E Nestor
    Ok, so we all have seen movies showing a person shooting at a vehicle tire with their pistol to deflate it. But, ever wonder, how effective is that with a 9mm? Well enter FullMag who was curious and decided to try out this experiment. The 9mm pistol cartridge has its lovers and its haters. How will a 9mm pistol hollow point bullet react when it hits a truck tire? FullMag set to try this out on a truck tire attached to a Ford F-150. The bullet cuts a nice hole on entry and air whizzes from this hole. Remarkably the...
  • Packing while Fishing

    02/01/2016 8:48:58 AM PST · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    NW Sportsman Mag ^ | 2/1/2016 | Terry J Wiest
    Carrying a weapon on the rivers and lakes is a personal decision; here's why one Northwest angler brings along a handgun when he’s chasing steelhead and salmon. I used to never think about packing a gun while fishing. I never had a reason to until several years back while out on the Green River alone. This would change my opinion on carrying a gun, and it still lingers in my mind some 15 years afterwards. I was wandering back to one of my "secret" holes, one I'd discovered as a teenager and had never, ever seen another angler or...
  • Scottish Parliament Forced to Consider Legalizing Incest

    01/31/2016 12:27:29 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 22 replies
    MRCTV ^ | 1-26-16 | Dan Joseph
    And you thought politics in the United States were crazy! We've got nothing on the Scots. Due to a "legislative quirk," the Scottish parliament was forced to debate legalizing incestual relationships between consenting adults. The mandatory debate was held today due to a petition submitted by Australian Richard Morris. The Scottish parliament must consider all petitions which propose a law change.
  • Is Titanium Bulletproof?

    01/31/2016 11:35:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 1/31/2016 | J Hines
    Titanium is strong and light, but is it bulletproof?That's exactly what the folks at Demolition Ranch decided to find out when they received a 1 1/4 inch chunk of this lightweight, high-strength metal. They put it through some serious paces starting with a .22 long rifle and ending with a .50 BMG. Watch the video to see if this super metal is was able to take the punishment. So in review, titanium is light, but it will not float on water. It will withstand nearly any hunting or self-defense type round indefinitely, but given enough rounds with a super high-power...