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Hog Hunting with AR-15

.223 Remington for Hogs

We get a ton of questions in our call center. The usual ones involve concerns over how to buy a gun on our website or something of that nature. However, with the rise of the AR-15’s popularity, we get a number of people asking about taking their black rifle out hunting.

Stevens 320 Pump shotgun

Top 10 Meat-producing Sluggers for Under $500

As the suburbs continue to encroach on deer habitat, game departments have become more restrictive about which bang sticks hunters may use when hunting in the deer woods. Whether you are looking to extend your season beyond archery and muzzleloader, or if sticks and strings and front stuffers are simply not what you are looking for, buying a slug gun does not have to break the bank.

Pump Action Shotgun

Consider a Shotgun for Your First Firearm

If you’re thinking about buying that first gun, but are not sure which way you should go, consider the shotgun. Since its early days, the shotgun filled several roles, as it does today. It remains the only firearm capable of fulfilling nearly all functions of a gun, with very few exceptions.

Guns & Gear Quick & Dirty

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Moss Pawn Jewelry and Guns in Jonesboro, Georgia has Created the Ultimate Mall Ninja Tactical Zombie Destroyer

Based off an M&P15, it features three lasers, three red-dot sights (set for 100, 200, and 300 yards), a magnifier, four flashlights, a massive muzzle brake, a folding bipod, and holds 270 rounds of ammo on board. Fully loaded, it clocks in at 23 pounds. Video:

5.56x45 NATO

Is 5.56 the Best Option for Everyone?

Many people love the AR-15. If you are not one of them, then a large number of gun enthusiasts might tell you to go pound sand. The platform is versatile, deadly, readily available, and somewhat affordable. When shoppers first start looking at battle rifles, they tend to start at the bottom and eventually work their way up. Would be owners quickly realize that like most things in life, you get what you pay for. Entry-level ARs are often .223/5.56 semi-auto rifles with few to no options, and sometimes-shoddy construction. Guns that are more expensive offer rails with endless accessories, as well as different calibers. Just when you thought you knew everything there is to know about the AR-15, they change it up. So is a high end AR chambered in a wildcat or alternative caliber a good idea?

Soldier with H&K416

The Army’s Next Generation Carbine

As many of you know, for the last several years the U.S. Army has been conducting tests on various firearms with the goal of replacing the aging M4 carbine. For the past few years, firearms manufacturers fielded their prized creations with the hopes of beating out the competition and having the almost unimaginably profitable job of fielding the individual small arms for the entire U.S. Army. The winner of the competition must be a measurable improvement over the M4 carbine to replace it; otherwise, the program will instead convert all M4 carbines to the enhanced version.

Remington 760 rifle

NBC Sells Fear with Another Shot at Remington

In October 2010, CNBC broadcasted a report titled “Remington Under Fire” as a segment in their nightly news program. The segment alleged that the Remington 700 bolt-action rifle has a defective fire control group. Senior Correspondent Scott Cohn reported that Remington 700s could fire immediately when the bolt is closed, or discharge with the safety catch on. A series of videos by Remington responded to the allegations in the report, and debunked some of the claims CNBC made. Scott Cohn still won a Gerald Loeb Award, the highest honor in business journalism, for the “Remington Under Fire” story.

Will the Best Medium Sized Cartridge Please Stand Up

It can be a difficult decision when trying to decide what deer-hunting cartridge to go with. So often, we are stuck on how well these rounds do at four and five hundred yards, we forget that most of time, we take shots inside of one hundred yards. We decided to take a look at some cartridges designed for medium-sized game, like Texas white tail deer. So how well do these common rifle cartridges do against each other? We took a look at some common rounds, and tried to help our readers decide for themselves.

.30-30 Winchester

.30-30 Winchester

.30-30 Winchester

The first cartridge in our list was actually the first .30 caliber round that propels itself with smokeless powder. The .30-30 cartridge has probably brought down more deer than any other rifle cartridge. Put into production in 1895 for the Winchester lever-action rifle, the .30-30 soon gained popularity as the smokeless powder it used allowed for faster follow-up shots and significantly reduced fouling in the barrel and action. This soft shooting round has an effective range of only 200 meters but with a 170-grain flat point bullet, it hits hard enough to drop all but the largest CXP2 Class animal.

.243 Winchester

.243 Winchester Cartridge

.243 Winchester Cartridge

The .243 Winchester is a popular round for youths and new shooters who dislike the harsh recoil of larger calibers. Though it is soft shooting, the .243 is more than capable of taking down any medium-sized game animal, from feral hogs to large white-tailed deer. BVAC’s 100 grain Grand Slam is an easy to shoot round with a maximum point-blank range out past 300 yards, depending on the size of the game animal. Hornady’s Varmint Express topped off with a 58 grain V-Maxon the other hand is an extremely fast and flat shooting cartridge that travels over 3750 feet per second at the muzzle, making it an excellent varmint round out to 200 yards. Their Superformance ammunition is even hotter, throwing a 58-grain projectile down range at over 3925 feet per second.

.270 Winchester

.270 Winchester Cartridge

.270 Winchester Cartridge

With the release of the Model 54 bolt-action rifle, Winchester unveiled the .270 cartridge in 1925. Writer Jack O’Connor who wrote at length about it in Outdoor Life and other publications praised it highly, but the round never enjoyed great success for nearly 20 years. After World War II, it saw an enormous surge in popularity, becoming one of the most widely chambered calibers for hunting rifles across the globe. Loaded with a 100 Grain cartridge, Remington Core Lokt PSP achieves a muzzle velocity in excess of 3,300 feet per second. This extreme velocity makes the .270 a very flat shooting round with devastating terminal ballistics. Loaded up in a heavier 150 Grain Federal with Sierra Game King the round is effective on larger game animals like moose or elk. The middleweight 130 Grain BVAC Grand Slam is a good all-around cartridge for hunting a variety of medium sized game.

.25-06 Remington

.25-06 Remington

.25-06 Remington

For decades, the .25-06 was just a custom round created from a necked down .30-06. When Remington began producing the round as a factory load in 1969 however, it experienced a surge in popularity. Topped off with a 120 Grain Speer Grand Slam bullet the BVAC .25-06 cartridge generates a muzzle velocity of 2898 feet per second, and when topped with an 85 Grain Nosler Ballistic Tip Federal’s V-Shok load reaches a velocity of over 3550 feet per second. This zippy little round may be a small caliber, but its flat trajectory and deadly terminal ballistics help it to remain popular among varmint and medium game hunters. Despite the small size of the .25-06, it has superior sectional density at higher bullet weights. The 115 Grain Winchester Ballistic Silvertip has a ballistic coefficient of 0.446, giving it penetration and performance comparable to larger .30 caliber rounds.

So, these rounds all work well for medium-sized game, they shoot flat and have tons of energy. They are all perfectly capable of dropping a white tail deer in their hooves. Which cartridge works best? Comment below and let us know what kind of luck you have had with these rounds. Personally, I’ve always had luck with my .270, it’s not overkill for white tail, but I can still bring down an elk if I choose. Just wish we had some elk down here in Texas.

Cheap and Expensive Shotguns Still Go Bang

So you want to go shoot some sporting clays eh? Me too! What some people don’t realize is that you don’t have to have a super expensive shotgun to go have fun. If you aren’t competing on a professional level, then you can blast those little clay pigeons all day long without spending a fortune. Here are some choices to get you started.

H&R Pardner

H&R Pardner

H&R Pardner

It’s bare bones for sure, but it does go bang. You do get a 28-inch vent-ribbed barrel, as well as a walnut stock with a recoil pad. I would hunt with this gun, it’s cheap and if I break it or lose it, who cares. The steel-made receiver is nice considering the price. One of the best values in the gun industry, this shotgun delivers firepower downrange for less. The H&R Pardner works great for the beginner, or even the price conscious expert. This model features a three-inch chamber and has a five round capacity. H&R installed a convenient cross bolt safety and a screw in modified choke tube. The forend has a classic groove pattern. To increase the smoothness of the action, H&R put in dual action bars, which assist in extracting spent shells. The front sight is a bead, which allows for fast and accurate acquisition of the target. Taking down the shotgun for cleaning is a snap, and the ventilated recoil pad makes the gun comfortable to shoot. This gun is value at its best.

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Remington 870 Wingmaster

Sure as autumn arrives, the Model 870 Wingmaster rises to meet another day in the upland fields and woods of America. The Model 870 is so smooth and reliable that today, nearly 60 years after its introduction, it’s still the standard by which all pump shotguns are measured. With a receiver machined from a solid billet of steel, it is the model of enduring strength. True to its original design, the pump glides with silky surety on two twin action bars for the utmost in positive chambering and ejection. These characteristics, along with its flawless balance and natural pointing qualities have made the Model 870 the best-selling, most trusted shotgun of all time, of any action type, from any manufacturer. As the most aesthetically refined representative of our prestigious pump-action family, the Model 870 Wingmaster is a true American icon.
Available in 12 gauge 2 3/4-inch and 3-inch, 20 and 28 gauge, and .410 bore, it has a custom-quality finish and handsome American walnut woodwork. The richly blued and highly polished receiver has a classic appeal. Remington also offers a broad selection of barrel and choke options to fit your application.

 

Winchester Super X3

Winchester Super X3

Winchester Super X3

Bold looks and innovative features make the Winchester Super X3 Field a remarkable sight and a force to reckon with. This beautiful gun weighs in at a scant 6 3/4 pounds, thanks to a weight-saving magazine tube, recoil spring system, slim barrel, and an alloy receiver. The three-inch chambered Super X3 Field has all the features you want in a field gun, or a sporting gun for that matter. The self-adjusting Active Valve gas system reduces recoil significantly more than recoil-operated systems and a proprietary next generation Pachmayr Decelerator recoil pad fits snugly to further increase shooting comfort. Trim grip and forearm dimensions add to the lightweight, fast handling feeling. The .742-inch Back-Bored Technology and Invector-Plus choke tube system work together to provide perfect patterns. Winchester applied a unique gunmetal grey Perma-Cote Ultra Tough surface finish to the external surfaces for extreme corrosion protection. Winchester also plated the bolt with electroless nickel for added corrosion resistance. This is one shotgun you must experience to believe. Three choke tubes and two stock spacers for length of pull adjustments are included. The magazine holds up to four, 2 3/4-inch shells depending on shell length. Some slug shells are a little longer than standard 2 3/4-inch shot shells.

Remington 1100

Remington 1100

Remington 1100

The rugged, ultra-dependable Remington shotguns continually evolve as they’re called to serve in new, increasingly demanding environments. Remington built these shotguns on a time-tested and extremely reliable legendary standard of quality and a level of flexibility that only comes with experience in the field. The famous Model 1100 shotgun comes with a standard stock and a 28-inch vent-ribbed barrel. Remington chambered these guns for 2 3/4-inch 12 gauge shells. Reliability is in the forefront when talking about an automatic shotgun. The 1100 has a stellar reputation both on and off the battlefield. Police, military, private contractors, hunters, and competitors around the globe rely on the 1100 for their shooting needs. The speed at which you can fire an 1100 is very impressive. Since it is a semi automatic, the shooter will still be able to operate the weapon with one hand. A pump-action shotgun is far more difficult to operate this way, which gives the semi automatic a leg up in the shooting competition. The 1100 series from Remington is a perfect shotgun for nearly all applications, both on and off the course.

Browning Citori

Browning Citori Lightning

Browning Citori Lightning

The Citori is more than a shotgun; it is the quintessential representative of the quality of the Browning brand. Wood-to-metal fit is paramount on the Citori and with tight, consistent junctions, it doesn’t disappoint. Browning machined the action components to exacting tolerances. They later heat-treated these components for greater strength, and fitted them using the traditional lampblack-and-file method to ensure the precise fit of critical components prior to assembly to the action. It is this extreme level of craftsmanship that leads to the dependable function, impeccable looks, championship performance, and respect from both Citori owners and the competition alike.

We challenge you to take any Citori from the rack and you’ll see the same high level of fit and finish on every gun. Open and close the action and throw it to your shoulder. IF you sight down the barrels, then will you fully understand why the Citori has gained its reputation as the finest over and under shotgun available in the world.