Posts Tagged ‘Hunting’

Thompson Center Contender handgun left on groundhog paper target

Review: Thompson Contender — The Specialist’s Handgun

Among the most interesting of hobbies is the pursuit of accuracy. Some handguns have it and some do not—the level of accuracy varies widely. I have often mentioned that I do not own a machine rest as I prefer to keep in touch with reality. I do own a couple of devices that help me shoot well such as the Bull Shooters pistol rest.

four black ELEY .22 LR cartridges

ELEY’s New .22 LR Loads — Redefining Accuracy

Some years ago, I used ELEY ammunition when firing rimfire silhouette competition with my 8 3/8-inch barrel Smith and Wesson K-22—the results and performance were excellent. I have also used the ammunition in my CZ bolt-action rifle. In fact, ELEY .22 LR ammunition has been the choice of champions in some of the most grueling competitions. ELEY’s decision to bench rest test and lot test each batch of ammunition is also legendary.

Man oneone knees shooting an arrow from a Survival Slingshot

Slingshots for Survival

From the time I was 6 or 7 years old, I’ve carried a slingshot. Very quickly, I became not only proficient, but the bane of much of the small game available in and around my rural subdivision. With 3/8-inch ball bearing ammo, I could regularly bring home a rabbit or squirrel to be cleaned and eaten.

tethers on adjustment and battery caps on Lucid M7 sight

Range Report: Lucid M7 Red Dot Sight

Red dot sights are not only increasingly popular, they have made strides in affordability, reliability, and accuracy. The cheap red dot sights are useful for plinking and getting the feel for a red dot optic. The mid level—over $200, but far less than $1,000—is useful for 3-gun competition and home defense. The Lucid M7 fits solidly in this category.

Browning BXC Controlled Expansion Terminal Tip

Browning Introduces BXC Ammunition for Big Game Hunting

Hunting season is around the corner, so now is the time to get out, start proofing your loads, and sighting in your rifle. At the moment of truth, your entire season will likely boil down to a single, perfectly-placed shot or you’ll be sipping tag soup for the next 9 months. If you are looking for the latest in ammunition offerings, look no further than for big game this fall. Granted, it is not out today, but it will be soon.

Red Army 7.62x25mm Tokarev

Range Report: The 7.62 x 25mm

I have to admit to a number of rather odd stablemates resting in the safe alongside my 1911, SIG, and HK handguns. These firearms may have a historical or mechanical interest, or they may simply be fun to use and fire. The 7.62 x 25mm pistols are among the most interesting.

Stevens 320 Turkey shotgun

Stevens Offers Model 320 12-Gauge Pump Shotgun

The Stevens 320 pump shotgun series has built a reputation for solid, affordable performance for everything from wingshooting to home defense. Stevens has now expanded its model 320 field-grade shotgun lineup to include a new turkey-specific model. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.

Ruger 556 rifle leaning against a steel target

Ruger AR 556

Ruger’s initial offering of a piston operated AR rifle, the SR 556, was a good rifle but an expensive rifle. The SR556 is also heavier than the standard AR-15. The gas piston design has proven popular but Ruger chose to offer a standard gas impingement operated AR-15-type rifle in the entry-level price range. Here is a tip,