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 …

Purchasing for Females

Imagine this scenario:  A man walks into a gun store, and when asked what he would like help with, from the counter employee, he says, “I want to buy my wife a rifle”.  This could go really well or really wrong.  I do believe that this just might be every gun shop staff member’s worst recurring nightmare. Ladies are a …

Managing Hunting Data

Hunting is a pastime as old as time itself. However, hunting technology is ever evolving, and frankly tends to leave people behind sometimes. Technology improvements in hunting rifles and ammo is growing by leaps and bounds, and improving the precision and distance capabilities of hunters across the board. People love going to the local shop and buying the new mean …

Choosing a Rifle Scope

If you have found this article, then chances are, you are on the right path to completing your next rifle build, or you are trying to remedy some mistakes that could have been made during your last build.  As with almost any aspect in shooting, and most industries, if you ask 10 different people what the best scope is, they …

What distance do I zero my rifle at?

This is probably one of the most asked questions by new rifle shooters. It’s usually asked a few weeks after their “what scope should I get?” post, which was probably an equally debated topic of discussion depending on the day of the week and if the At***n dealers are online.  It is one of the questions that gets asked over …

Light Weight Rifles: Choosing the right Barrel

So you want to build a lightweight hunting rifle, and you’re down to choosing the barrel. Likely a lot of money is going into this decision, and you want to make sure you get it just right. Do you go with the sleek and subtly snobby Carbon wrap? Or do you go with the simultaneously mean and sexy fluted steel …