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  • RTD Manufacturing - The Great Challenge

    05/29/2016 2:30:39 PM PDT · by w1n1
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 5/29/2016 | Dani Breteau
    The American Shooting Journal sat down with Tony Hook, owner and founder of New Hampshire’s RTD Manufacturing, who shared how he went from fixing cars for a living to manufacturing guns, as well as the trials and tribulations of what it takes to start, own and operate such a company, one that prides itself on extremely low tolerances. American Shooting Journal: How did RTD Arms get started? Tony Hook: It was started due to a question my 14-year-old stepson Robby asked. I had just purchased a brand-new AR-15 made by one of the more recognizable manufacturers. I brought it home...
  • How to build an Olympian

    05/26/2016 6:44:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/26/2016 | Dana Farrell
    Fourteen-year-old Lance Thompson of Carlisle, Pa., has spent the last several years of his life with one goal in mind competing in the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. As an Olympic trapshooting hopeful and honor student, Thompson maintains an intense, disciplined schedule that includes shooting up to four days a week during the school year and living full time at a training center during the summer. This arrangement allows him to train every day when schools out. While living at the training center he stays with one of the team members, a 25-year-old female shooter, in an efficiency...
  • Gun Review: The Walloper

    05/25/2016 12:04:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/25/2016 | Oleg Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to rifles in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive fighting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that’s still practical for unsupported firing. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...
  • Black Powder History Pt 1

    05/24/2016 9:25:36 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/24/2016 | Bob Shell
    Black Powder - Invention to ExplosionIt is believed that the Chinese have been using black powder for about a thousand years and they are generally credited with its invention starting with fireworks. Around 700 years ago someone came up with the idea that if you put some black powder in a tube with a rock it would expel the rock out at sufficient velocity to make it a weapon. Another early idea was to use reinforced bamboo to shoot arrows and darts. No one knows who thought of this, but they did indeed change the world. The general consensus is...
  • How well do you know about Coyote?

    05/23/2016 8:36:06 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 49 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/23/2016 | D Born
    Im a big fan of coyotes. I enjoy seeing them, hearing them and hunting them. I think the reason I like them so much is that Ive always had a lot of respect for a underdog, which the coyote surely is compared to its more media divisive cousin the wolf, or other charismatic megafauna like the bear. Similar to Rodney Dangerfield, coyotes dont get no respect. Unlike wolves there are no national groups crying for their protection, no one is pleading their case on the steps of the capital. In spite of this, coyotes are without a doubt one of...
  • What's your Best method to start a fire for Survival

    05/19/2016 9:57:56 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 81 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/19/2016 | J Hines
    For those that hunt or into survival. This may be one of the easiest way to start a fire that I came across. The guy from Stephenson Prepper uses cotton ball, petrolium jelly and a flint with a scraper. See the fire starter video here. So what other easy ways do you all use to start a fire for survival?
  • Orienteering: Finding True North

    05/16/2016 11:20:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 37 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/16/2016 | J Hines
    There are many ways to find true north if you get disoriented while hiking. Though it may sound easy to walk in a straight line, its actually simple to get off-course. There are many ways to getting back on track, that is back to true north. Here are some simple methods: First method is to get a needle and cork, or something to make the needle float. Once placed in the water, the needle will turn and point to true north. See the rest of the methods for finding true north here. How about you all, what other ways have...
  • Up Close with an Alaskan Brown Bear

    05/13/2016 9:36:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 5/13/2016 | J Hines
    Drew Hamilton was filming bears in Alaska's McNeil River when he got a companion. A brown bear sits next to him while taking in the sites of where all bears were gathering to catch salmon. See the video here. Anybody have bears come this close?
  • Don't shoot at snakes while in the water with a .410 Load

    05/12/2016 8:40:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 67 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/12/2016 | E Nestor
    Here's a story from one of the angler's on his experience shooting water moccasins with the .410 load. While out fishing with his brother-in-law, snakes were everywhere swimming right up to within a few feet of us to check us out, heads above the water the entire time and not even remotely afraid. Given that I live about 100 yards from the pond, and I'm not a fan of water moccasins (which I'm pretty sure is what these were, because most harmless water snakes swim with their heads down and shy away from disturbances), I ran back to the house...
  • Smoking Pests with a .25 Caliber Air Rifle

    05/10/2016 8:29:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 38 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/10/2016 | E Nestor
    All Air Rifles are not created equal. If youre not familiar with air rifles than take a look at what Ted HoldOver has done from his bathroom. Ted uses a .25 caliber air rifle, and it has the power and precision to make a lasting impression. Watch and see what great precision and power the new air rifles have to offer and their impacts on pests all caught in slow motion. You certainly will be impressed, watch it here.
  • Is Captain America Shield really Bulletproof?

    05/09/2016 8:26:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/9/2016 | C Cocoles
    Captain America has to be the all time favorite super hero, as he fights the bad guys with his famous round shield. We are also, fascinated with bulletproof objects like the Captain America shield. Gun retailers Miculek.com took this thought a step further and actually tested a Captain America shield weighing 12 pounds. Miculek did make a modification on the shield, he used a titanium one, where as in the comic, the shield was made by Vibranium. Stan Lee the comic creator came up with the term because he wasnt a metallurgist. So Miculek crew took the shield out to...
  • Not a Pretender - Eva Shockey

    05/06/2016 12:54:03 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/6/2016 | Larry Case
    EVA SHOCKEY HAS BECOME the face of women in the hunting movement, and that is a big deal. There have been exactly two women to grace the cover of Field & Stream magazine in the last 100 years: the first lady was Queen Elizabeth; the second Eva Shockey. The National Shooting Sports Foundation reported that the increase in hunting participation from 2008 to 2012 among males was only 1.9 percent; among women it was 10. In those four short years, the number of female hunters jumped from 3.04 million to 3.35 million. Did Eva have anything to do with that?...
  • Can Captain America's Shield do Damage?

    05/05/2016 9:00:45 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/5/2016 | C Buckner
    Last week the full titanium model of Captain Americas shield stood up to the test against 8 rounds .45 ACP caliber. This week we get to find out if it can be successfully used as an offensive weapon to go for the kill. The titanium model that Jerry Miculek is using is a 12-pound shield that matches exactly that of Captain America. Take a look at the video as Miculek tries his hand at throwing the shield as a weapon at a ballistics dummy to see what the damage may look like. See the result here.
  • Other Countries own Guns too

    05/04/2016 9:34:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/4/2016 | Alexandria Kincaid
    icture a tiny, Christmas town filled with classic Alpine chalets and surrounded by mountains, with the citizens working dutifully to contribute to the common good, and you will envision Zermatt, Switzerland. Zermatt is a picturesque tourist town that would fit the typical political progressives idea of utopia on earth: modern, clean and government-controlled. Environmental preservation is key. Residents pride themselves on the pure, glacial water flowing through the town. Cars are banned, except for the few licensees who are permitted to drive electric vehicles. I spoke with a shopkeeper who explained the governments protection of the Swiss deer. If you...
  • Two Hogs with One Shot - Crossbow

    05/04/2016 8:21:03 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/4/2016 | C Cocoles
    That's right you heard it, one arrow taking down two hogs. Has anyone done this?, did you video capture it?, anyways here's a video showing Keith Warren displaying such skill, see the video here.
  • Big Boom with 425 Pounds of Tannernite

    05/03/2016 11:33:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 39 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 5/3/2016 | R Chastain
    The guys from Demolition Ranch are at it again. After starting small with their Tannerite experiments, Demolition Ranch went big, with a 60-foot PVC pipe filled with Tannerite binary explosive. Problem: It stubbornly refused to explode all at once. Apparently, the pipe was too small. Fail. When they tackled it again, they went with 4? PVC and buried 50 feet of it. On one end, an elbow was added and the pipe turned up out of the ground and thats what they shot to detonate it. It didn't fail. See the video here.
  • Czech out this Gun - VZ58

    05/02/2016 8:28:26 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 5/2/2016 | Oleg Volk
    The Samopal vzor 58, or Automatic weapon model 58, was put into Czechoslovak military service in the late 1950s. A very lightweight 7.6239 carbine with a short-stroke piston action, it was one of the first Czech arms to use the Soviet cartridge instead of the longer native round. Lighter than the AK-47 by 1.3 pounds, it also used alloy magazines that weighed half of the steel AK-47 mags. Although similar in overall size to the AK, the slimmer pistol grip and stock gave it a more dainty look. Besides Czechoslovak army use, the rifle was exported to about 20 countries,...
  • 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 Michigans 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. Its 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 didnt 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 whats 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 Nio. 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 Nio 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 thats 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 sports great popularity. A shotgun for turkey hunting differs from the standard field scattergun in that were 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, youll 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 spouses 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.