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  • Can you shoot a .410 Shotshells from a .45/70 Rifle?

    06/23/2017 11:45:46 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2017 | E Nestor
    Can the smaller .410 shotshell be used in a .45/70 rifle? Is this true? What will happen if you do? Well, YouTuber The Emporium is taking on the experiment. Well, the shotshell fits in the chamber of this single shot .45/70 rifle. It will also fire, but with donut-shaped patterns due to the rifled barrel. Oh those case heads sure do bulge. In his last shot the firing pin actually pierced the primer. This shows us that you should not try this ever. Always only fire the cartridges or shells that are suggested by the manufacturer. See the 410 shotshell...
  • Purple Pixie Power

    06/23/2017 7:06:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/23/2017 | E Nestor
    Five years ago, Aimee Williams was in search of a hobby. Today, she finds herself high on the Leader Boards of many Steel and Rimfire Challenge events. A photo of Aimee Williams in action could be used as a textbook illustration for focused energy and concentration. She personifies effort, spirit and achievement, all wrapped up in a high-energy, 5-foot 1-inch pixie frame. From a humble start – plinking with her twin sons on Mother’s Day in 2012 – she shot her first Steel Challenge match in the spring of 2013 at the Nampa Rod and Gun Club in Nampa, Idaho....
  • For under $10 you can break into the Best Gun Safes

    06/22/2017 5:02:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/22/2017 | M Reeber
    When you spend lots of money on a gun safe, you’d imagine if it was theft proof. I can’t even begin to count the number of different gun safe brands out on the market right now. From super inexpensive options that are perfect for the hunting cabin, to extremely high-end super heavy duty safes that are a work of art on the outside, there's a gun safe for every application. As sad as it is, watch Tom from Secureit Gun Storage using a tool which only cost 10 bucks can get you into some of the heaviest gun safes. One...
  • Grizzly Bear Mauls Two Men

    06/21/2017 10:15:40 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 6/21/2017 | D Smith
    Two men met a grizzly bear while scouting for hunting areas and the encounter didn't end well. Both men were badly mauled by the bear. Two men were hiking and scouting new areas for potential hunting grounds in British Columbia when they encountered a sow grizzly bear with cubs. The protective bear mauled both men and put them both in the hospital. The attack occurred in the Dewar Creek area of the southern Purcell Wilderness Conservancy north of Kimberly, where the two men are from. "It happened on Saturday, June 10 at about 9 p.m.," said Conservation Officer Joe Carravetta....
  • Mossberg 930 - Continuous Improvement

    06/21/2017 7:14:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2017 | L Case
    The Mossberg 930 Pro Series Sporting joins an already successful line of auto-loading target shotguns from the popular manufacturer. Shotgun fit is a lot like the weather; everybody talks about it, but nobody ever seems to do much about it. Most of us know we will shoot better and be a happier person with a properly fitting shotgun. Yet most of us continue to pick up the generic off-the-rack shotgun and blast away at the clay target range, usually with disappointing results. Like ill-fitting suits, ill-fitting shotguns do not bring out the best in any of us. Mossberg decided to...
  • Gun Review: The Springfield XDe – Hammering Targets

    06/21/2017 4:56:31 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/21/2017 | R Reed
    The Springfield Armory XDe 9mm combines a traditional trigger system with a polymer frame to offer a pistol that successfully melds old and new. While Springfield’s new XDe is branded as an extension of the popular XD line, it shares little with its erstwhile stablemates except for the use of a polymer frame. The previous XD pistols are striker-fired handguns, and with the XDe, the “e” stands for “external,” as-in external hammer. This hammer is mated with a traditional double-action/single action trigger system. The XDe also omits the grip safety found in the other XD pistols in favor of a...
  • Anybody ever use Rough Country lift kits?

    06/20/2017 3:52:58 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 41 replies
    6/20/2017 | Self
    I'm about to the point where buying a lift kit for my 65 Willys CJ5 Jeep is possible. The original springs are rusted and weak. In my research, I found the kind of pricey Skyjacker kit but that is a good name from what I remember. Another one I ran across for my 65 CJ5 is from Rough Country for a couple hundred or so less. The 65 will not see any rough trail driving or abuse. It will be a weekend drive around toy. Once I get suspension done, I can finally see about those new Cragar wheels I...
  • 6 Military Weapons you won’t believe are Real

    06/20/2017 5:57:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/20/2017 | C Bailey
    The Internet and video games like "Call of Duty" often have us questioning what's actually real when it comes mind-boggling firearms and weapons. Although unbelievable, these six military weapons are real… and awesome. Everything you see on the Internet is true, right? Unfortunately, that isn't always the case. So what about these amazing military weapons? These six incredible weapons all are actually real, and amazing all in their own way. Some had very few made, and one isn't technically a military weapon, but nonetheless, they will all blow your mind. See the rest of the 6 military weapons here.
  • Best Shotgun Loads for Home Defense

    06/19/2017 11:02:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 91 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/2017 | E Nestor
    Shotguns have been used for home defense for centuries in one form or another. But the real question is, what’s the best home defense load for your shotgun? Let’s figure it out. For a thug, nothing can be more terrifying than the sound of a pump action shotgun racking a shell into the chamber for sound deterrent? This will make even the most hardened criminals think twice. Obviously, sheer intimidation will not always solve your big problem. Well what do you feed your shotgun against your home invading foes? Well below are Remington 12 gauge shotgun shells opened up for...
  • Dry Ice + a Shot of .50 BMG

    06/19/2017 5:17:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/19/2017 | C Bolton
    Dry ice + a shot from a .50 BMG = mind blowing experience. I have always heard the term dry ice, but quite frankly have no clue what it is made of, where it comes from, or even what its main purposes are. Nor have I ever seen any dry ice. You may know all these things and think I am a very uninformed and unintelligent human, but I don’t care. So, when I came across this video, I was intrigued of what the result would be if you shot a huge block of dry ice (a foot and half)...
  • .22 Ammo Prices Dropping

    06/16/2017 9:22:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com/ ^ | 6/16/2017 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been tracking .22 rimfire ammunition and availability for some time. The .22 Long Rifle bubble has lasted for years. With the election of President Trump, I expected the bubble to bust. Instead, it has been deflating, like a balloon with a pinhole leak. The demand for .22 ammunition has been so great that a 20% increase in supply, and a Second Amendment friendly administration did not bust the bubble. Instead, they stopped the growth, poked a hole in the bubble, and started a downward spiral of prices. At Cal Ranch Supply, I expected there to be some .22...
  • The Tommy Gun - Automatic Stardom

    06/15/2017 6:21:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/15/2017 | R Reed
    Few firearms have earned the mystique that the Thompson submachine gun has enjoyed for nearly a century. The long association that the "Tommy Gun" has had with gangsters, G-men and G.I.s has made it a movie star, a prized collectible, and an American icon. The gun’s genesis dates back to World War I when retired General John T. Thompson sought to develop a lightweight, fast-firing rifle that U.S. troops could use as a “trench broom” to break the stalemate of trench warfare. Thompson believed recoil or gas operated weapons were too heavy and complicated for this role and sought a...
  • Would you take your Friends Shooting?

    06/14/2017 10:46:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/14/2017 | E Nestor
    So you're the guy thats referred to as the “armorer” by all your friends because you have all the guns. But if all your friends ask you to take them shooting, would you? As you know this can be quite costly. This video shared on Facebook by Themanspot shows what happens when we let friends shoot our guns. We go broke. You'll feel the pain of this hysterical video. This is what can happen when your friend has friends in town that want to shoot your guns. Well you stand back and watch the dollar bills get blasted out of...
  • Top 5 Purse Pistols for Women

    06/14/2017 6:35:55 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 36 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/14/2017 | J Laare
    Currently, women are moving the needle and considered the fastest-growing segment in the shooting industry. In fact, in Michigan, there has been a 177% increase in concealed pistol license issued to women in the past four years. So, what are they packing? According to USCCA they're packing: Kimber SoloGlock 42S&W 442Sig P938S&W Shield If you didn't know it, these top pistols are also the top carry in general. Glock as always will be on any top pistol list for personal defense to law enforcement backup. Another thing that is interesting is the range of calibers. Popular ones are the .380...
  • Debunking the Suppressors Myth

    06/13/2017 5:55:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/13/2017 | Christian Wade
    There are some myths about suppressors out there. Most of these myths comes from gun owners that don't own a suppressor or from playing the video game "Call of Duty". One of the myth is the ineffectiveness impact of the weapon. Fortunately, we have United States Marine Corps Gunner Christian Wade to set the record straight. Gunner Christian Wade is a Chief Warrant Officer 5 and is the Gunner for the 2nd Marine Division, literally making him an expert on small arms and their employment. I don't know about you, but I can't think of a better source for reliable...
  • Amazing Running Shot

    06/12/2017 7:22:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/12/2017 | J Walsh
    This hunter dropped a buck on the run with a quick shotgun blast. Check out this footage of a hunter in Norfolk County, Ontario, shooting a 12-gauge shotgun, make an incredible running shot on a big whitetail buck. Making that kind of running shot canÂ’t be easy, and thereÂ’s nothing like having a GoPro capture it all to remember it forever. In case anyone is wondering what he was shooting, this hunter Justin Walsh said: "I live and hunt in Norfolk County (Ontario). I was shooting a 12 ga. Remington 870 with the slug barrel, Winchester Super-X Sabot Slug...
  • Hard times for Robber

    06/10/2017 10:38:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/10/2017 | B Smith
    When good guys have guns, the bad guys are powerless. In a shocking clip coming out of Brazil, an armed robber was stopped dead in his tracks when he quickly learned that everyone around him was packing heat. One simple misstep on the robber’s part by dropping his gun is all the good guys needed. They quickly pulled their concealed pistols and ended the robbery before it even began. This video should be played in every gun store across America. There is no reason to pull a gun unless you are willing to use it. The only time you should...
  • Kaboom - man that was a close one

    06/09/2017 7:35:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/9/2017 | J Hines
    Everyone loves to shoot and see things go kaboom. One of the things that you must consider is safety if you're going to shoot at tannernite. Be sure to be at a safe distance with some cover. Take for example the guy in this gif image here, he is using a tree as a barricade just in case debris comes flying. Well after seeing this you can tell, this fellow needs more than a tree if shooting from this short distance, he should have been in a fortified bunker. Don't try this at home. See the full footage here.
  • Beast Mode Gun - the Kord Heavy Machine Gun

    06/08/2017 6:42:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/8/2017 | B Belko
    The KORD Heavy Machine Gun was never designed to be fired from the hip, but the soldier in this video demonstrates who the boss is. The KORD Heavy Machine Gun is a Russian weapon, and it went into service in 1998. The term heavy machine gun is well-earned by this gun. The lightest model weighs in at a hefty 56 pounds, but not bad compared to the U.S. M2 50 Cal weighing in at 83 pounds. The manufacturers of the KORD Heavy Machine Gun designed it to be mounted on a vehicle, used for ground support, and deployed for anti-aircraft...
  • Grease Gun of WW2

    06/07/2017 10:19:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 55 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/7/2017 | J Certo
    In this segment of WW2 firearms, two lucky shooters from Iraqveteran8888 Youtuber got a chance to fire the M3A1 "Grease Gun" and in doing so they were in awed by its raw power. Watch as they shoot this historic firearm, showcasing how forceful it still is today. According to Wikipedia, “The original M3 was an answer to the somewhat complex design and high production cost of the M1A1 Thompson during World War II.” This 'Grease Gun' was made cheaper for WWII, and used actively up until Desert Storm. Did you notice how accurate the firing was? It was by no...