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  • 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...
  • Brewers and Vinters Monthly discussion

    01/29/2016 3:36:54 PM PST · by taxcontrol · 44 replies
    None ^ | 1/29/2016 | Taxcontrol
    Ok list members, I am going to start a last Friday in the month discussion thread each month. I will start with a question that will hopefully kick of some interesting discussions.
  • Fires Weapon Underwater - with his own life on the line

    01/29/2016 9:38:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 28 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/29/2016 | J Hines
    The following is a science experiment conducted by Vite NRK do not try this at home. - It's harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules. To show the difference in resistance, physicist Andreas Wahl from Viten NRK puts himself in front of a weapon submerged in water and fires it - on himself. Wahl's ballistic myth busting experiment and video evidence will have you second guessing all those underwater Hollywood action movie sequences. See it here.
  • Ever Wonder what happens when you fire a Squib Load?

    01/28/2016 6:22:59 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/28/2016 | E Nestor
    The guys from Demolition Ranch were out testing to see how bad a squib bullet can damage your pistol. Here's the setup: After firing it, there's now a round stuck at the entry of the barrel and slide. See this in video here.
  • Marlin Sinks Fishing Boat

    01/28/2016 5:52:34 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/28/2016 | C Cocoles
    A while back according to Marlin magazine reports of a marlin capsizing a fishing boat off the coast of Panama while it was being reeled aboard. Marlin Magazine, which obtained the epic pics and uploaded them to Facebook, the fish didn't actually play a role in sinking the boat, though the boat did eventually end up on the bottom of the ocean. Instead, the captain had been "backing down" on the fish, a practice where the boat is put in reverse to help reel in line. A large wave overtook the stern, upsetting the captain's balance, which caused him to...
  • Brewers Ping List

    01/27/2016 11:37:07 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 54 replies
    None ^ | 1 January 2016 | Self
    Hello folks. Taxcontrol here and I am taking over the Brewer/Vintner ping list from Red_Devil 232. The list is for all that work with yeast to produce alcohol. So Beer, Wine, Mead, Spirits, even fuel producers are all welcome. So some questions: - I am going to assume that you want to be on the list unless you tell me otherwise - How often is an approprite regularly scheduled ping to the list (any time a relevant article is posted, weekly, bi weekly, monthly)? - How often should we cover recipes and when? Friday perhaps? - any other thoughts or...
  • The World's Largest Improvised Shotgun Shell

    01/26/2016 11:25:05 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/26/2016 | J Hines
    This has gotta be the world's largest shotshellThanks to TAOFLEDERMAUS, you can see this improvised giant shotshell hurl inflatable balls high into the air. This video displays an impressive super shotshell. All of the regular shotgun shell components are there that are usually needed, though significantly larger. The bucket is the shell, Tannerite is the propellant, and then the wadding and the projectiles are inflatable balls, in this case. With a mighty explosion triggered by an accurate shot with an SKS rifle, the balls sail high into the sky. See it here.
  • Moose Jumps over a Car

    01/26/2016 10:18:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/26/2016 | C Buckner
    We've all seen the videos of people trying to jump over cars. It's the one really stupid way to prove that you are the most athletic person in your group. No matter what the results, it's something that should be videoed. Check out what happens when this acrobatic moose gives it a go, see it here.
  • Angry Fishing is a Bad Idea

    01/25/2016 10:05:44 AM PST · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/25/2016 | B Smith
    Angry Fishing tends to be hard on your EquipmentWe see a lot of fishing videos, many of them are boring. When this video came across my screen I pretty much laughed out loud and made everyone around me have to watch it with me, over and over again. I have been a victim to angry fishing more than once, and these guys take it the extreme. As you are about to see, angry fishing is a real thing. Unfortunately, the only real victims are the rods and reels. When I first started learning how to use a bait caster, I...
  • Insane Fishing Technique: Snake makes the Catch

    01/24/2016 4:42:57 PM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/25/2016 | J Hofer
    We've all heard of oddball fishing techniques or crazy fishing stories, but this has to be one of the craziest. A fisherman uses a snake to his advantage in this fishing video. It’s hard to tell exactly what the fisherman was trying to accomplish. My guess is that he was fishing, caught a snake, and while the snake was hooked it bit a fish. What are the odds of that? The other option is the fisherman was using the snake intentionally, to prey on fish. That would certainly be an interesting technique. It appears he was fishing with some variation...
  • Made my first home brew beer in 20 years

    01/24/2016 8:26:15 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 28 replies
    None ^ | 1/24/2016 | Self
    20 years ago, my wife gave away my carboy and put dog food in my ABS plastic bucket that I did my first ferments in. I have constantly reminded her of that violation. This Christmas, she bought two brew kits for me. So of course, I had to try it out right away. I did a kit for a Honey Brown Ale - Similar to Newcastle. Yesterday, I cracked open a bottle with friends.
  • Cracking a Safe with a Shotgun

    01/22/2016 12:24:22 PM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/22/2016 | E Nestor
    Can a Safe hold up against a Shotgun?Taofledermaus has just the improvised shotgun shell to try on this tough target. This test of wax slugs is against an old safe. Can an old safe be penetrated by these wax slugs? Well, a full can of beer is what is being protected inside of this safe. Watch as a shotgun loaded with wax slugs tries to strong arm it. At first try the rounds went through but missed the beer can inside the gun safe. Second try the rounds went through the safe and destroyed the beer can. The damage is...
  • Skinning a Deer with a Golf Ball and a Pickup Truck

    01/22/2016 6:11:13 AM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/22/2016 | C Richoux
    Yes, another way to skin a deer: a golf ball, a pickup truck, and some rope.Hunters take pride in gutting, skinning, and butchering our own deer, and like most hunters we have our tried and true methods of getting the job done. That's not to say that hunters are not always on the look out for improvements and new methods, but was very shocked at the efficiency of this particular technique. It doesn't take much; just a golf ball, a thick rope, a sturdy pillar and a good ol' truck with a hitch. You can see the video here, it...
  • 5 Luxury Deer Stands

    01/21/2016 7:15:04 AM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/21/2016 | B Smith
    Is this really Hunting?Deer season is pretty much done for most of us across the country. We know the real struggle of it, too. Sitting out there through the wind, snow, ice, and all around terrible weather conditions hoping to fill our freezers can be rather daunting. But isn't real hunting all about roughing it out in the wilderness cold? However, there are some that hunt out of luxury deer stands that don’t share this pain. These hunters, the other half, sit on sofas and watch TV while hunting. If it starts to snow, they grab a blanket, turn the...
  • Deer Hide Tanning

    01/19/2016 11:14:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/19/2016 | C Cocoles
    There are many ways to tan a deer hide and you experienced hunters out there have your own methods. Here's a simple step-by-step way: Step 1: Flesh the Hide Step 2: Soak the Hide Step 3: De-hair the Hide Step 4: Remove the Grain and Membrane Step 5: Neutralize the Lye See the rest of the steps here. So what's your method?
  • A Pig with Blue Fat

    01/13/2016 6:22:14 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/13/2016 | C Cocoles
    Shot a pig with blue fatA man from Morgan Hill, CA posted about how he shot a pig on their ranch and noticed that it had blue fat. They did not start cutting open the pig until they had strapped it to the ATV and driven back home so most of the blood has left the pigs body at this point. They have also shot wild pigs on the ranch before and none of them have been blue. A spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife told the Morgan Hill Times experts have "occasionally" seen cases where wild...
  • Hunter Kills Unusual Cougar in ID

    01/12/2016 11:41:26 AM PST · by w1n1 · 26 replies
    Nw Sportsman ^ | 1/12/2016 | Andy Walgamott
    A yearling mountain lion killed by a hunter in Southeast Idaho was a little toothier than usual. It had teeth as well as fur and whiskers growing out of the left side of its head. Fish and Game officials in Preston checked the male after it was killed in late December, and are hoping to be recontacted by the hunter to find out where the carcass is. Spokeswoman Jennifer Jackson says that biologists would like to check it out to see from a scientific standpoint just what was going on with the cougar. They're waiting on the hunter to return...
  • The Metro Gun - for the Quiet Shooter

    01/12/2016 7:26:56 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/12/2016 | Larry Case
    I believe that Browning had the traits of all great inventors. First, they are brilliant in that they can conceive an idea, then picture it and finally have the tenacity to stay with the concept until the job is done. Let's talk about L.P. Brezny. Brezny is one of those guys who is hard to put a handle on. He hails from the windswept plains of South Dakota and is a former policeman - think old cowboy and sheriff with some trapper and mountain man thrown in. But what Brezny is first and foremost is a shooter. Everything from shotgun...
  • Going down the Highway with a Big Buck

    01/12/2016 6:35:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/12/2016 | R Chastain
    On the last day of 2015, a reporter took a photo of a large buck hanging vertically on the front of a Jeep while being driven down I-10 in Texas. Some people think its a bit of a show-off strutting it down the 160 mile drive. Obnoxious or practical? Read the rest of the story from Hunter Bobby Wuest (70 yrs old) here.
  • Shot a Buck but went home with an Anterless Deer

    01/11/2016 9:09:37 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/11/2016 | R Chastain
    Anyone come across shooting a buck but you get an anterless deer?, strange story from Mack of Georgia. Read the rest of the story here.
  • Obama's Gun Control Town Hall Lies | Louder With Crowder

    01/09/2016 6:51:19 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1-8-16 | Steven Crowder
    Steven takes apart Obama's town hall on guns.
  • Precision Rifle Field-shooting Positions

    01/08/2016 7:39:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2016 | Caylen Wojcik
    Expanding your Reach The ominous and almost haunting realization that it's the last day of the season hangs over your head as you make one last hike up to your glassing perch with hopes of catching a glimpse of the animals that have been so elusive in the preceding days. Hours pass, and in the fading light you glass across the sage into the glare of the sun. Catching some movement your eyes focus on an ear flick; low and behold it's a shooter buck. He's far, but your heart is soaring with the hopes of success as you range...
  • Stoeger Coach - a Survivalist Shotgun

    01/08/2016 6:06:07 AM PST · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/8/2016 | M Pandemic
    At the time of 1923, Stoeger has been associated with fine firearms for the hunter, sportsman, and defensive shooter. Firearm diversity includes a variety of calibers and gauges: double barrel over-and-unders, side-by-sides, semi-autos, and pump-actions, as well as auto-loading defense and sporting pistols. Stoeger actually began in 1923 in New York City (cough - back when NYC had common sense gun laws that promoted business) and grew until the 1990s, when Sako purchased the company. In 2000, Sako was in turn acquired by Beretta Holding, and Stoeger was placed under the current ownership of Benelli USA. I first noticed Stoeger...
  • Trump's zerg

    01/07/2016 6:44:42 PM PST · by Fhios · 46 replies
    1/7/2016 | Vanity
    Can't help but compare Trumps supporters as The Zerg Some may know what it means, but it's an online gaming term that I think originated with Starcraft and it's racial opponent the zerglings. I think Cruz is going for broke in Iowa and South Carolina. For Iowa he has certainly put in the time, set up a good running game and is polling ahead of Trump. I think Trumps just going to Zerg him and overwhelm the caucuses with a surprising number of supporters. God bless them both.
  • 10 things everyone will be Looking for when SHTF Hits

    01/06/2016 12:59:49 PM PST · by w1n1 · 177 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 1/6/2016 | Alan
    Many survival preppers talk about stashing their cache supplies and its content. But, not much is talked about other things to look for or have in their cache that doesn't fall under food and water. Here 10 that you may have overlooked. 1. Heirlooms Seeds - For the uninitiated, heirloom seeds are ones that are a true strain. Meaning, if you grow a watermelon from an heirloom seed, the seeds found in the ripe melon can be planted the next season and will, theoretically at least, grow just fine. 2. Greenhouse Supplies - Even a very basic hoop house covered...
  • The Gunfather - Family, Freedom & Firearms

    01/05/2016 5:53:11 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 1/5/2015 | Frank Jardim
    Outdoor Channel's Most Popular New SeriesIf you have not yet seen The Gunfather presented by Brownells on Outdoor Channel, you're missing out on some fun family television that brings back the value-oriented programming reminiscent of the Andy Griffith Show. In its first season last year, it won the network's Golden Moose Award for Best General Interest Show, and was renewed for 2016. The Gunfather is about Louie Tuminaro and his close-knit Italian family, native New Yorkers who moved to Hamilton, Mont., to pursue Louie's dream of creating the best gun store in the West, together. There are three generations of...
  • Woman creates baby burial gowns from donated wedding dresses

    12/30/2015 6:05:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Saynsumthn
    A Michigan woman is turning wedding dresses into infant burial gowns to donate to grieving mothers when their newborn baby passes away. The death of an infant child usually so unexpected that parents rarely have clothes to bury them in, and this is where Angels Above Baby Gowns steps in. Founder Dawn Lafferty, said that she created her organization in May of 2014 after watching the story of a mother in Washington State whose son was still born. “They brought her son to her wrapped in a wash cloth and when she got home she decided to use her wedding...
  • 10 Top Stories of 2015

    12/30/2015 1:52:06 PM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/30/2015 | J Hines
    Here's the top 10 articles on American Shooting Journal that you may have come across or not, during this 2015 year. Stories varied from informative to entertaining. Have a look at these if you missed it. 1. Why I like 9mm When I used to work at a gun store I was frequently asked what caliber was best for any given situation. It would have been nice if there had been some sort of magic death ray that I could have suggested, but there isn’t, and... read the rest of the story on 9mm ammo here. 2. Jesse James Maker...
  • Hump Day Remedial Training: Field Stripping and Cleaning an AR-15

    12/30/2015 7:19:41 AM PST · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Cal Sportsman | 12/30/2015 | C Cocoles
    Here's your Hump day humor and education on remedial training on disassembling and cleaning an AR-15. For you AR owners this is a breeze, but it doesn't hurt to learn this subliminally by watching this video here. Here's some screen capture:
  • What's up Doc? Carrot in a Shotgun

    12/28/2015 10:30:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/28/2015 | C Cocoles
    In the Bugs Bunny cartoon that shows Elmer Fud shooting at the wabbit with a barrel stuff full of carrots. Ever wonder what actually happens to the shotgun barrel or the wabbit, if it was real. Anyone try this for real? The setup: shotgun, carrot, string and a turkey to simulate the wabbit. Depending on which loads you use for the shotgun, in this take they were using No. 4 Shot high brass (big bb's). Here's what happens to the barrel. Yeh, you would need to replace the barrel. And here's what happens to the turkey (wabbit) Not good for...
  • Bolt Rifle or Semi-Auto for Survival Prepping

    12/27/2015 5:15:00 PM PST · by w1n1 · 89 replies
    A Shooting Journal ^ | 12/28/2015 | D Johns
    There are many choices when it comes to selecting a long gun for multiple uses. Many of the questions and inquiries I get from preppers, and survivalists are gun users attempting to buy a firearm(s) that can yield effective results for many applications, including home defense, ranch, farm or homestead protection, as well as hunting for food and predator control. That is a pretty tall order for sure. After much thought, counseling, and work in the gun related industry these past 40 plus years, the basic conclusion I have come to is that the rifle preference really boils down to...
  • Alaskan Survivor Prepper Builds Underwater Cache

    12/24/2015 10:48:40 AM PST · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    AK Sporting Journal ^ | 12.24.2015 | S Morstan
    Rodney Dial a survival prepper from Alaska briefly explains his method of hiding his survival cache underwater, obviously locations are marked only he knows where its at. He builds these cylinder canister from metal and welds it shut, thus become air tight water proof. With food and supplies the metal cache weighs in at 150 pounds. See the rest of the story and video here. Where are you stashing your survival cache?
  • Mattel Tommy Burst Machine Gun Set

    12/23/2015 10:45:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 59 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/23/2015 | J Hines
    Blast from the past a rare early 60's tv commercial for Mattel's Tommy Burst submachine gun detective set. Maybe somebody still have this hidden in their attic. The detective set comes with the Tommy submachine gun, shoulder holster, snub-nose 38 and an ID badge. Go here to see this classic commercial from Mattel.
  • Best Way to Gauge Long Range Shots

    12/22/2015 9:26:29 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/22/2015 | C Tarinelli
    Many of you hunters/precision long range shooters out there have various methods on gauging distances on long range shots. Here's one method that I came across and by all means let me know what your techniques are. The first is to know precisely where your rifle bullet will hit at the longer ranges, and the second is to be fairly accurate at judging the distance at which the shot will be taken. If you can't do BOTH of those things when you are looking through your scope at an animal - DON'T SHOOT! Shooting JournalAt the range, it's easy to...
  • The Most Stupidly Overpowered Round for Hunting

    12/21/2015 1:55:18 PM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/20/2015 | D Vittore
    Hunting: It is an age-old dance. It is a sacred covenant between the predator and the prey .. and the guy bristling with a half-dozen giant cannons and sporting only the most advanced cloaking technology. Sure, it's not "fair" to the animal, and sure there's no "sport" in it, and sure it makes you "kind of a dick," but answer us this: If deer like living so much, why didn't they invent high explosives, huh? If that logic made sense, well then, buddy, have we got some stupidly overpowered hunting gadgets for you: .577 Tyrannosaur Rounds The .577 Tyrannosaur round...
  • Glocks vs 1911

    12/21/2015 11:26:10 AM PST · by w1n1 · 111 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/21/2015 | S Morstan
    The never ending debate of which is better for every day carry and personal protection continues. Here are some folks had to say from Glocks and 1911 forums: Vintage68: I don't think anyone would say the Glock is a bad pistol because it's not. They're incredibly reliable, if ugly, tools. I think most people, at least on a 1911 forum, will say that that the feel of a 1911 in the hand and the trigger will beat the snot out of a Glock any day of the week. McMagic: 1911 is a much nicer platform. Glocks are notoriously hard to...
  • KAC SR-15 MOD2 Sand Dump Test

    12/18/2015 11:30:17 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 12/18/2015 | S Morstan
    Anybody run their AR's or rifle through any sort of stress test? Have a look at this test done to a KAC SR-15 MOD2, running it through sand and shooting it without cleaning. Think Ballistic Radio ran 15,000 rounds through the gun and it still works like a charm. Have a look at the video here.
  • What's your Rifle Caliber Choices for a long term SHTF

    12/14/2015 1:47:21 PM PST · by w1n1 · 260 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/14/2015 | K Felts
    What rifle calibers are you stockpiling?If you were going to pick a rifle caliber for a long term SHTF situation, what would that caliber be? For some reason I woke up this morning thinking about my 7mm express / 280 Remington, and how the panic buying back in the first half of 2013 caused a shortage in ammunition supplies. When I got my Remington model 700 chambered in 280, I wanted something that was around the 270 or 30-06, and that would also work on heavier game such as elk and moose. In all honesty I put too much thought...
  • Teaching Hunting is Kid Stuff

    12/13/2015 1:51:34 PM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/13/2015 | Tim E Hovey
    African proverbs have it that it takes a village to raise a child. While this statement may be somewhat antiquated in today's "all about me" society, I still see great value in this adage when it comes to teaching kids to hunt. Nowhere in the outdoor world is this more evident than in a youth pheasant hunt put on by our state's resource agency. I frequently attend these free youth and family pheasant hunts put on by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife during the fall. I go purely as an observer and really look forward to watching the...