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  • Building a better Brass Trapper

    12/03/2016 2:42:32 PM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/3/2016 | Frank Jardim
    The Operator Model tactical brass recovery system from TBR really works.Lew Grasser is a Marine Corps veteran who owns and operates Tactical Brass Recovery (TBR) in New Salisbury, Ind. He’s spent a lot of time watching spent cases eject from AR-platform rifles, AK-47s, SCARs and even TAVOR bullpups and tactical shotguns. He has tested scores of rifles and ammunition types and recorded the results, noting what is consistent, what is variable and what is bizarrely rare. He’s even made high-speed video recordings of ejecting cases so he can study their movements in slow motion. He’s done all this research to...
  • Knife Tactics for Gun Fighters

    12/02/2016 7:57:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/2/2016 | J Hines
    We all have heard the saying, dont bring a knife to a gun fight. Well what if youre in that predicament that you and a bad guy are in that mano mano, face-to-face situation. Bad guy pulls a knife out, youre able to pull your pistol out, but due to the close quarter distance you're both in a stalemate position. What are some options now for those "in your face" situation. Enter Jared Wihongi of Black Label Tactical, he is a 16 year Law Enforcement Officer with 13 years as a SWAT operator. Wihongi demonstrates in this video...
  • First Time Shooting?

    12/01/2016 8:19:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/1/2016 | Sam Morstan
    We normally encourage people to try something new, but.. Oh no. You can see it in how he holds the gun even before he brings it up. In the wobble, and the uncertain look he gives the camera, and the sniggering behind the camera: This guy shouldnt hold a gun. He probably shouldnt even hold a stapler. Then he holds it aaalllll the way out, and you realize hes settling to take the shot that way. The boomstick goes bang, The back end smacks into his cheek/chin, and its amazing his ass doesnt hit grass. Friends dont let friends crack...
  • Duck Hunting in the Sea

    12/01/2016 6:08:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    Does it count as sharp shooting if its birdshot? Well these guys are trying to find out. Landing three sea ducks in one fly-by,this handfull of hunters does a pretty great job of putting some duck on the table. I wonder, does sea duck taste much different from any other kind of duck? Watch as they harvest several impressive birds over the deep blue sea. Did you see the water splash around the ducks when the hunters took their shots? It look as if the bullets were hitting the duck and the area all around it on several occasions. See...
  • Swirl Painting your AR

    11/30/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/30/2016 | J Hines
    Want to turn heads at the Range? Have you ever thought of building a good-looking AR with a bad ass paint job, like pimping your car. Unfortunately, high-end paint jobs arent cheap and can take a couple months to complete. So why not learn to swirl paint your AR which can be done within minutes and it will save you hundreds of dollars by doing it yourself. Take a look at this Youtuber haveyouseen89 pimping his AR and has offers some tips to get this done right. Tips for Swirl Painting One thing to note from Youtuber haveyouseen89 they state...
  • Precision Long Range Shooting & the Coriolis Effect

    11/29/2016 11:26:22 AM PST · by w1n1 · 72 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/29/2016 | J Hines
    You may not be taking this into Account in Precision Long Range Shooting. If youre into long range shooting, its important to understand how the Coriolis effect affects your shot at 1000 yards or greater. The Coriolis effect is the rotation of the earth and the movement of a target downrange from the shooter. This is another element that a long distance shooter has to consider for along with wind, rain, snow, distance, elevation and a many other factors. Accounting for all these factors signifies the skill sets needed for precision long range shooting. In simple layman's term:"if you're shooting...
  • Smith & Wesson 500 vs Pork Shoulder

    11/28/2016 12:01:52 PM PST · by w1n1 · 54 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/28/2016 | J Hines
    This simple test displays the devastating power of the S&W 500. The Smith & Wesson 500 is well known as one of the most powerful handguns on teh planet! These 500-grain bullets can bring down pretty much any animal on earth. The guys from GY6vids Youtube put together this short video in which he puts one of these gigantic pistols up against a couple of pork shoulders. The results are about what you may expect! This is a simple test, but an effective one. The huge holes and ridiculous penetration of this round should stop just about anything on earth....
  • What does it take to teach Gun fighting?

    11/28/2016 7:39:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 32 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/28/2016 | J Hines
    Colin Noir and Travis Haley of Haley Strategic are discussing the subject of "teaching gun fighting". But, more specifically "can you teach gun fighting, if youve never seen a gun fight?" For those who aren't familiar with who Haley is, here's a quick bio taken from his site: "Travis Haley is a veteran Force Reconnaissance Marine with 15 years of dedicated real world experience including: combat tours in Middle East, Africa and Central Asia. After leaving the military, Mr Haley served as a special operations and security contractor before partnering with Magpul as founder and CEO of their training division,...
  • A Tang Sight Better

    11/26/2016 11:59:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/26/2016 | M Nesbitt
    The current sustained popularity of the guns of the Old West convinced Lyman to reintroduce some of the fine accessories they used to manufacture in the 1800s. That's a general statement, but it also leads us right into this short conversation about their #2 Tang Sight, which is made especially for the 1873 lever action as manufactured by Uberti. Lyman patented their #1 Tang Sight in 1879. The #2 followed either very shortly after if not at the same time. The only difference between those two types of sights is that the #1 had the combination apertures, with the fold-down...
  • Flintstone Homebrew .50 Cal Sniper Rifle

    11/23/2016 9:41:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/23/2016 | J Hamby
    Jake Hamby a former Combat Camera dude/Aspiring Filmaker/Duel-Sport Enthusisast working near Bashiqa, Iraq came across a captured ISIS .50 cal rifle. The gun was captured by Peshmerga forces while fighting against ISIS, located near the Mosul district of northern part of Iraq. This flintstone rifle was recovered by the Free Burma Ranger team. Viewing this rifle, its obviously a DIY .50 cal used for "sniping". See the rest of the Flintstone rifle here.
  • AR-15 vs AK-47 Live Fire Barrel Test

    11/22/2016 10:54:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/22/2016 | AV Loan
    The debate goes on between these two famous guns. The folks from AK47 Local Union did a live-fire barrel test between a Daniels Defense AR-15 against the classic Vepr AK-47. These two guns have gone head-to-head on battlefields across the world early in the "cold war" to current terrorist threats, but how will they fare in this range competition? See the results here.
  • Remember these Vintage Gun Ads?

    11/20/2016 2:58:23 PM PST · by w1n1 · 88 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/2016 | D Smith
    It's a blast from the past, who doesnt enjoy looking at vintage gun ads? It's funny to see how they marketed firearms back in the early to mid 20th century, not to mention the prices! Here are 20 beautiful vintage gun ads from a bygone era. While some of these ads are from long ago, some are fairly recent. They speak to not only much cheaper pricing, but also to the changing cultural mores of the day. Heres our time machine, sit down and enjoy. Ok, this one is just weird and dangerous! This one that promoted hunting tigers, which...
  • Just how effective is the Ballistic Helmet?

    11/18/2016 9:30:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/18/2016 | J Hines
    Have you ever wondered how a level IIIA ballistic helmet that are used by our military and law enforcemnt personnel would hold up against a full magazine of 9mm hollow points? The helmet is resin composite design to be able to withstand a .44 magnum round, so a 9mm shouldnt be a problem. But what if you were shooting the 9mm from an MP5 on full automatic? The folks from TwangnBang set out to see how it would do, they used a 9mm with hollow points. Here's the results. The helmet gets pretty well torn up, but it does actually...
  • Boy gets hit by a Truck...uh no, a Deer

    11/18/2016 6:37:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/18/2016 | C Cocoles
    On the next deer hunt, best think twice as you run through the woods. Just ask this kid (once he wakes up, that is). Running is one outdoor activity that comes with minimal risk. Sure, you might run out of breath from time to time. Or worst case scenario, sprain an ankle. Then again, if your name is Justin DeLuzio, you'll be forever remembered as that unlucky runner that got completely owned by a "beast mode deer" one sunny day. Don't be shy with the volume in this clip. You won't want to miss this gem from the peanut gallery,...
  • Catching a Bullet Trick

    11/17/2016 10:04:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/17/2016 | S Morstan
    It's Real, Do not try this at Home. Magicians are well-known for their death-defying acts. Some, like the Masked Magician, are known to use tricks and clever optical illusions. Some, like David Blane, may take things a little further. While not strictly speaking a 'magic trick' by the look of it, this trick is the kind of absurdly dangerous stunt you would expect to see of a magician: Catching a bullet in a steel cup. In ones mouth. While pulling the trigger on themselves. Obviously, don't try this at home. Also, don't try it anywhere else. Getting ready to do...
  • One heck of a Shot

    11/17/2016 7:24:47 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/17/2016 | C Cocoles
    When it comes to a bowhunting kill shot, this hunter got this shot down. This is the best way to the shortest blood trail. The goal is to get any good hit in the vital organs. This hunter hits it in the pump and its not going far. What makes this shot so great is that putting an arrow past the back leg, behind the front, and right in the heart is both amazing and really fortunate. See the shot footage here.
  • Dead set on Melting a Silencer

    11/16/2016 9:45:50 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/16/2016 | J Hines
    Silencer's has become a hot Commodity in the shooting and hunting community. It has gone so hot that a few people hve gone out of the way to attempt to melt a silencer from excessive rounds, then shooting a disintegrating round into a target from two feet away. But, have you ever seen one take so many rounds it melted? Watch this video from Off the Ranch as these guys shoot enormous amount of ammunition in an attempt to melt a silencer. See the suppressor glow like a light bulb ornament on a Christmas tree. The next part puts the...
  • INSANE Killer Robot Drill

    11/15/2016 12:33:30 PM PST · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/15/2016 | J Hines
    How often do you get a chance to shoot at a killer robot wielding an AK? Maybe the robot wasn't a killer, and maybe the AK wasn't real, but it could have been, and that's why it's a good drill. Larry Vicker of Vicker's Tactical was at Gunsite to get some lead downrange. Sporting a Bravo Company AR with an 8 point microbe and a red dot sight attach at 100 yard out. His partner Frank used an AI AT308 bolt rifle, at the same distance with his optics at 6x. At longer distances would be set to 8x or...
  • New NRA Infographic will improve your shooting

    11/14/2016 7:44:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/14/2016 | J Hines
    If you are just getting into target shooting and need some help fine tuning your shooting skills. Look no further, the NRA (National Rifle Association) has put together this amazing simple shooting fundamentals infographic that will get you on target. Handguns vary differently from sizes, feel to weight. With all those variables basic shooting skills itself doesnt change. This infographic cheat sheet shows you the right way to properly sight align, focus, trigger control, and breath control. This visual will get you on the right track to better your shooting skill. See the full cheat sheet here.
  • V Log Gun Rights It Ain't Over

    11/14/2016 1:28:46 AM PST · by InABunkerUnderSF · 9 replies
    full30.com ^ | 11/13/2016 | Hank Strange
    V Log Gun Rights It Ain't Over
  • Too Close for Comfort

    11/13/2016 1:11:40 PM PST · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/13/2016 | C Raleigh
    Wild boar hunting is an extreme sport and can be quite dangerous and meant only for the thrill seeking hunters and sharpest shooters. The following video below shows these hunters really taking this close quarter shooting at a really close distance. The problem is that these guys were pulling it in ways that most would deem unsafe. Tell that to the boar about to bite their face's off! the video just about every safe shooting rule in the book was thrown out the window while trying to get a shot at the charging boar. From the perspective of the hunter...
  • Hit em with your best shot

    11/11/2016 12:25:21 PM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/11/2016 | C Buckner
    Earlier in my years I had learned the skill of tracking, but as you know its a perishable skill. If you don't track much, chances are you wouldn't be a good tracker. My thought was that if I can track, this would help me track my game once its been hit with my arrow. What I didnt know was where you hit your game matters in terms of being able to track it down or never finding it. As in tracking where you look for the tell tale sign within the bushes of where the game has gone. It's important...
  • FN M249 Machine gun sure gets hot fast

    11/11/2016 6:49:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/11/2016 | E Nestor
    In this video an FN M-249 machine gun is being fired on fully automatic non-stop and its amazing to watch. However, for those that have served in the military and have been taught to employ one in training. The weapon is used in providing cover or suppressive fire in short burst, not on full automatic. On the other hand yes, it does look very cool to see the red-cherry hot glow on the barrel. Or you might be the other person that is an M249 lover, and may see this as weapon abuse. You just don't abuse the weapon that...
  • New Lube for Black Powder

    11/10/2016 5:14:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/10/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    Bullet lube in a black powder cartridge can function in two ways. On grease-groove bullets, it helps keep the bullet from rubbing the gun’s bore to reduce the chance of leading. In a load with a paper-patched bullet, it coats the bore with lube to help prevent hard powder fouling from being too hard or stiff. In other words, with grease-groove bullets, the lube is primarily for the shot being fired, but it also leaves the bore somewhat coated with lube to keep the black powder fouling soft for the next shot. When shooting paper-patched bullets, the lube largely prepares...
  • Duck Hunting with a Bow

    11/09/2016 7:25:49 AM PST · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/9/2016 | J VanDeLaare
    Is this a trend in hunting? Turns out this is a thing: bow hunting for ducks. Duck hunting with a bow is a huge challenge. Shooting well with a bow like this duck hunter Tim Wells, takes a lot of practice. Its amazing to see him take out several birds while they were flying. Being able to shoot a bow well makes you appreciate having a shotgun. See him in action right here.
  • Ever wonder what happens when you shoot a .50 cal bullet with an arrow?

    11/08/2016 8:33:06 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/8/2016 | D Prievo
    Cameron Hanes from Youtube places a perfect shot on a .50 cal bullet. Most of us as kids had the thought: what would happen if I hammer the primer on a bullet with a nail? What if I shot a bullet with another bullet? I'm sure many of us have had these questions in mind. Regardless, never before have I questioned what would happen if I shot a bullet with a bow and arrow. Watching Cameron Hanes make that shot is a amazing! With that, we are all able to witness in slow motion exactly what happens when you hit...
  • Pocket Shot with Exploding Arrows

    11/08/2016 5:53:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/8/2016 | C Buckner
    The Pocket Shot is an amazing little gadget and when you add exploding arrows to the mix it definitely heightens the excitement. Slingshot hunting is a great method of survival training and can be traced back to post cave man days. Even in modern day this can come in quite useful, whether youre surviving or just out plinking around. The Pocket Shot has definitely step up the slingshot hunting game, and when you add exploding arrows to the mix, obviously it can cause quite an impact on a target. See it in action here.
  • Ready for Lever Action

    11/07/2016 8:23:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/7/2016 | Oleg Volk
    The stylish Henry Octagon in .45-70 Government is a hardworking short-range rifle with a quick and smooth action. For a cartridge introduced in 1873, the .45-70 Government has enjoyed some serious staying power. The same may be said of lever-action rifles that date back a decade further. The combination of the two, first made in 1881, logically joined two good things into something perennially popular. Today, several companies make such rifles. Henry offers three models, with the Octagon being the most visually striking of the lot. The fit of the metal and wood is tight, and the finish is even...
  • Is this where Farmers are getting their Fertilizers?

    11/07/2016 7:46:09 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/7/2016 | J Hines
    With all this buzz about technology leading the way in helping make lives better in our society like the one in Africa. Bill Gates donated money to create a technology that can turn poop into water. But, what about for the farmers in the U.S., some farmers rely on selling fertilizers, its their livelihood. Its a good thing DIY is still the tech that most farmers know. Fertilizing your food plot has never been easier or more economical. Its still a do-it-yourself world! Taking care of your business has never had more meaning than in this fun and, well, disgusting...
  • 875 Yard Elk Shot

    11/06/2016 9:25:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/6/2016 | J Hines
    This hunter nailed an 875-yard elk killer shot with a rifle chambered in .308 Winchester on day two of their hunt. These hunters noticed a herd of elk feeding on a hillside two canyons away. After observing the herd for a little bit, the hunter selected a yearling cow out of the herd to shoot. He passed on the larger cows because he knew they would have a heck of a hike to get the meat out of the woods afterwards. In any case, they settled in, and he squeezed off his shot, which resulted in an 875-yard elk kill....
  • Bonhomie For La Bohemienne

    11/06/2016 8:54:46 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/6/2016 | Mike Nesbitt
    Pedersoli's new side-by-side is a modern shotgun with a classical twist, and it will be right at home for you at the range or afield. Dedicated scattergunners have probably realized by now that, although I've shot their preferred choice of gun for many years, I've never considered myself a shotgunner. It's not that I have anything against them; it’s just that for me, shotguns have always taken a backseat to rifles and rifle shooting, especially when it comes to using black powder. But after seeing, handling and shooting a fine Pedersoli 12-gauge double with twin outside hammers, I think my...
  • HTC to open hundreds of virtual reality arcades

    11/05/2016 1:30:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Can-India ^ | November 5, 2016 | Wire Services
    Taipei, Nov 5 (IANS) Taiwanese tech giant HTC will open hundreds of virtual reality gaming arcades in Taiwan, China, Europe and the US by end 2017 under its Viveport Arcade programme. The company is developing virtual reality games for its VR devices and hopes the gaming arcades will serve to promote its virtual reality Vive headset, the Taipei Times reported Saturday. The programme will begin in Taiwan and China and then be extended to the US and Europe at an unspecified date. HTC is hoping to expand its Viveport programme to internet cafes, movie theatres and virtual reality centres by...
  • Survival hack: Cut Shotgun Shells

    11/04/2016 6:48:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 27 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/4/2016 | J Hines
    What if youre in an emergency situation? And you're out of shotgun slugs the only shells available are cheap birdshot shells. Heres a quick survival hack that allows you to turn that bird shot shell into a slug capable of taking down bigger game. The hack is quite simple all you need to do is use a pocket knife and cut around the wadding area, but dont cut all the way through. What happens is when the shell is fired, the full frontal portion of the shotgun shell hull, shot and the wad becomes a fearsome projectile. How many out...
  • Hunting on a Budget

    11/03/2016 9:59:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/3/2016 | C Cocoles
    You need a gun that can meet all your hunting needs? A pump shotgun may be what you are looking for. If you're on a budget, or you are the kind of hunter who likes to keep it simple with survival in mind, consider getting one gun that will cover all your small and big game hunting needs. The video from Backwoodsman is definitely food for thought when you want to get one gun that will serve you well in marsh, forest and field. A pump shotgun, like the Mossberg 500, is a great American-made choice. With a wide variety...
  • Bookmaker: Nearly all election bets coming in are on Trump

    11/02/2016 3:15:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room Blog ^ | November 2, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A major gambling website says nearly all wagers on the presidential election in the last 48 hours have been on Donald Trump to win. Irish bookmaker Paddy Power on Tuesday said 91 percent of bets on the election in the last two days have been backing Trump, the Republican nominee.(TWEET-AT-LINK) Were not reaching for the rosary beads just yet but if money talks, and it usually does, its telling us that Trump still has a punchers chance and hell be leaving us with some very expensive egg on our face if he does manage to pull it off," spokesman Filim...
  • Big Nutz

    11/02/2016 7:26:16 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 10 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    Something isn't right with a buck nicknamed 'Big Nutz.' With a name like Big Nutz, it's pretty easy to guess how the deer got it's nickname. Jeremy Beck posted a video on Instagram that has the hunting community scratching their heads. Some think it's a tumor, while other think it's an STD of some sort. Regardless of the cause, it look painful and very uncomfortable. This buck could be the butt of about a million one line jokes, but we will leave it as that. What do you think is the cause of this abnormality? See the video here.
  • Is there really a 1911...shotgun pistol?

    11/02/2016 6:12:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2016 | J Hines
    Sources from somewhere in Thailand tells us that this is considered a "Pradit" gun and it is a favorite among the poor gangbangers. This 1911 shotgun pistol is cheap to make and packs a huge wallop in a single shot. If you're looking for a practical shotgun, stick with your standard types from Remington or Benellis. Is this a practical piece of firearm? Nah, would some people want one? absolutely! See the video here.
  • This guy missed this deer...three times

    11/01/2016 7:44:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 11/1/2016 | C Cocoles
    This guy can be the next American Sniper, no not likely. Ok maybe he's just having a bad day. A very bad day. Maybe he's experimenting a bent barrel, or using a lighter grain ammo. Amazingly, the buck barely moves in between misses. The range is unknown, but it must be a long shot. You are also able to see the bullet's vapor trail on the video. One would think after several rounds of misses, the hunter would make some adjustments or Kentucky wind it. Goes to show how difficult precision long-range shooting can be, with many factors to account...
  • Gun Review: SIG Sauers 1911 Max Michel BB Pistol

    11/01/2016 5:10:07 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/1/2016 | Tom Claycomb
    Although I often shoot and write about airguns, you may have noticed that my testing has focused on a few different SIG Sauer models recently. That's because I believe SIG is on to something, making airguns modeled after their "real" guns, including the use of comparable controls and full-blowback metal slides on the handguns. Not long ago, everyone suggested practicing with a .22, what with the caliber’s light recoil and lower ammo cost. That may have been sound advice, but with the astronomical jump in the price of .22 ammo, it is no longer that much of a savings, even...
  • 3 Reasons why they won't become good Hunters

    10/31/2016 9:16:49 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/31/2016 | A Comstock
    Have you ever noticed there are guys/gals out there who are good at hunting? And some just arent that good at it, being good is not about being lucky either. So here's what it boils down toand why some people wont ever become good hunters. They're Lazy Being a good hunter takes a lot of hard work. Whether that's going the extra mile during the season, or putting in work during the off-season, the people who put in more work find more success.They Don't Pay Attention to Detail Detail, detail, detail. You hear it all the time. But do you...
  • Anglers to Rally at State Salmon Hatchery on Skokomish over River Closure

    10/30/2016 8:36:25 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 4 replies
    Northwest Sportsman ^ | 10/30/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    Western Washington fishermen are planning a rally later this month at a state Chinook and coho hatchery on the Skokomish River, the lower end of which is off limits to salmon fishing this year because of a tribal land claim. Organizers expect several hundred anglers young and old to gather at WDFWs George Adams Hatchery near Shelton for the 1 p.m. July 30 rally. Their goal is to reopen the river for the August fishery, and they fear that if it isn't, it may never be again. The rub is that while typically a rivers bed below the ordinary high...
  • How long does it take for you to shoot accurately?

    10/28/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/28/2016 | J Hines
    This is one of the big questions among new shooters and veterans of gun enthusiasts. Besides from just shooting your gun more to get better, there are many school of thoughts on the subject. Here are some conversations that have a myriad of advices from poor to sound constructive approaches. Just a note, though the question is at the best very general, the answers will differ on the type of person that shoots guns. Some are competitive shooters, some plinkers and some are into close quarter shooting. Here are some of those advices on 1911 Forum and Reddit: Sock: I...
  • Chiappa Little Badger - a Cool Bug out Gun

    10/27/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/27/2016 | J Hines
    If you're into survival and in the market for a survival rifle. Take a look at this Little Badger from Chiappa Firearms, this may be the coolest survival rifle for your bug out bag. For those that aren't familiar with this cool rifle. This single-barrel rifle is foldable, extremely light, and a good bang for the buck. Here's the specs, the long rifle version comes with a barrel length of 16.5 inches with an overall length of 32 inches and weighs under three pounds. This is a break action rifle, and even if you're not a prepper, it works extremely...
  • Fishbra is Ashore

    10/27/2016 7:27:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/27/2016 | C Cocoles
    What is fishbra? It's a trend happening on social media, especially Instagram. So what is "fishbra" again? Fishbra is a photo featuring a female angler holding a fish in front of her chest. Here, the fish covers up her breasts instead of the traditional bikini top. Did you see the fishbra photo where the fish was big enough to provide "protection" for two anglers? Now, that is a catch worth capturing. See the video here.
  • Freeing Locked-up Bucks - take Caution

    10/26/2016 7:09:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | Published on May 6, 2015 | C Cocoles
    Freeing locked-up bucks is always risky, generally locked-up bucks are usually dead. Antler entanglement is the norm, while fighting can lead to the demise of some whitetail. The video below highlights our heroes untangling the two gladiators. Unfortunately, one buck has succumbed to exhaustion or injury and had a portion of his hind quarters eaten by a predator. The other is trying to rid himself of his adversary. See the action here.
  • Skyrim Remaster Release Date

    10/25/2016 11:39:17 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 36 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | October 20, 2016 | Eddie Makuch
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's remastered version is almost here, as it launches on October 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Now, Bethesda has confirmed exactly when the game, called the Special Edition, will go live on all platforms. In an FAQ, Bethesda confirmed the PC edition will go live at 12 AM UTC on Friday, October 28. This comes out to 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on Thursday, October 27. You can find out when the PC version comes out where you live in the chart below.
  • How to reload an AK-47 with an injured arm

    10/25/2016 6:16:37 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/25/2016 | J Hines
    There are many ways to reload an AK-47 with one hand, in this video clip Polenar Tactical demonstrates one way of reloading after firing rapidly. This is to simulate reloading with an injured arm while shooting from the standing position. What other ways of reloading an AK with one arm have you tried?, see the video here.
  • The .700 WTF Rifle

    10/21/2016 6:26:19 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/21/2016 | J Hines
    The .700 WTF rifle is a beautiful example of power and engineering. This newly built rifle is shot for the first time, from the shoulder, with a monstrous cartridge. The bullets weigh 1132 grains each and have a diameter of .700 caliber, and the cartridge can be loaded up to 2,300 feet per second. It can spit out a slug traveling 1600-1800 fps. All of these details make it a monster on par with elephant guns. Shooting the rifle without the muzzle break would generate 150 feet per pound of recoil on the shooter's shoulder. We would love to take...
  • Hunting Myth Buster: Never gut a deer near your treestand

    10/20/2016 5:53:43 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 10/20/2016 | C Cocoles
    You've heard it before: you should never gut a deer near your treestand. At least, that is a popular theory. As the saying goes, if you gut a deer near your stand, it will scare all the deer that frequent the area away. However, are there any facts to back up this claim, or debunks it? Well, yes. Here's what was found. After quite a bit of research into this topic, I was able to find this study done by Dr. James C. Kroll, who replicated gut piles all over the woods and placed trail cams right on top of...
  • Review: The Pocket Shot - Its not a Toy

    10/20/2016 5:31:01 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/20/2016 | D Breteau
    What is The Pocket Shot? Well, it is what I call a modern-day sling shot, but a little cooler, has an interesting design and is quite portable but make no mistake, this is not a toy! Let's get the statistics out of the way first: The Pocket Shot is a closed pouch made of latex with a base and locking ring that compresses the latex ends. This design allows for a solid grip on the front end and a clear line of projection for your ammunition in this case a steel slug. Loading is easy and while the...