Five Affordable Tips To Improve Your Handloads

With recent times plaguing the factory ammunition supply and a surge in new gun owners, many have turned to handloading to fill their ammunition needs. While some might feel that as long as the round goes off without the gun blowing up is a successful handload, hopefully the majority are wanting to produce the highest quality handloads they are capable …

What is the best caliber for a Sniper?

What is the best caliber for a sniper? This is one of those topics that sometimes gets misconstrued by new shooters at the beginning of their long range journey. It is not a simple “one cartridge fits all” type of answer, and it shouldn’t be. There are a ton of factors that go into this question that have to be …

Big Game Basics for Beginners

Every hunter wants to be successful.  New hunters face a myriad of challenges, and often find very little information to help them as they get started in hunting.  I did not come from a hunting family, but luckily my husband and his family were raised hunting.  Here are 3 very important tips on how to get started on becoming a …

Why We Owe So Much To The 30-06

In a world full of cartridge bullies, why is it that you have to justify shooting a 30-06 Springfield, when that cartridge is the grandfather to everything we hold near and dear today. From mice, to moose, this cartridge has long been at the top of what people consider to be the caliber of choice. So much so that even …

The Need For Two Rifles

We are currently living in the golden era of long-range rifles. With more and more companies producing top-shelf components and complete rifles, and an ever-changing caliber landscape that is constantly striving to hit harder farther, it is clear that long-range shooting is not only exploding in popularity, but is here for the long haul. With the increase in people shooting …

Why do snipers use bolt action rifles?

This is a question that gets asked a lot on forums for newer shooters and military enthusiasts. When applied to the historical record though not completely accurate; it is more situational dependent than anything else.  Let’s discuss a few factors about this question and when a bolt action rifle should and shouldn’t be used.  What is a sniper? According to …

Why should you practice unconventional positions?

Unconventional shooting positions are one of the most widely debated topics in both competition and the hunting realms. Some shooters blindly ignore the fact that they may ever need to shoot their rifle from something other than a bench while others practice shooting off of the most bizarre contraptions on a regular basis. But who is right?

How to Choose the Right reticle

This is a question we all struggle with from time to time, especially when we start a new rifle build. As always, the biggest factor that is going to dictate what reticle you use, is going to be your intended application. Not all reticles are created equal for all tasks, and a bush gun doesn’t need the same features as …

How does Cerakote help with wear and tear on my rifle?

What is Cerakote? Cerakote is a ceramic based paint coating that is baked on to parts in an oven after it is applied to the firearm. There is also an air cure version that can be used on larger parts and more fragile components that can’t be heated. Now, you may be wondering what makes this any different or better …

Choosing the right Long Range Instructor

At some point along our learning process, we realize there is only so much that YouTube, Facebook groups and forums can teach us. Sometimes we’ll get lucky and have a friend or mentor to help us to get started, but you don’t want to be limited to just their knowledge and experience. At this point, there is only one thing …