Gear Review: Leupold VX-Freedom 1.5-4×20 Duplex Reticle Scope

I’ve rarely been dissatisfied with Leupold optics. Their consistent quality and durability are characteristics I have come to rely on throughout the years. For certain, that gold ring carries some weight. In late January Leupold announced their newest family of optics, the VX-Freedom Series. One hundred percent designed, machined, assembled, and (if necessary) serviced in […]

What About Your Wads? – Question of the Day

As a waterfowl hunter, part of my daily duck season routine includes picking up spent 12-gauge hulls. If we don’t stay on top of it, hundreds, sometimes thousands of them can become scattered across the properties we hunt throughout the course of a season. Unless they’re salvaged, they’re simply rubbish – every one of them […]

Book Review: The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide (Vol. 2)

I didn’t realize how much I missed instructional books until last month when a copy of The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide (Vol.2)  by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee arrived at my doorstep with the inaugural parts of my latest project, the FAR-15 rifle. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve become quite accustomed to digital dialogue […]

Gear Review: Warne RT-1 Range Tool

There are few things more frustrating than being set up on the firing line and discovering you forgot the one screwdriver or drive bit you need to complete the days’ primary objective. I’ve been there more than once; a bad habit of stuffing all my shop tools into my range bag is the scar I […]

Gear Review: Warne TW1 25 in/lbs. T-15 Torque Wrench

For many shooters the simple mention of “T-15” brings fond recollections of self-installed scopes successfully on their favorite tack driver they’ve used out in the field or at the range. To others, the thought brings back nightmares of stripped rings and receivers, slipping scopes, crushed tubes, and other avoidable installation incidents. More often than not, […]

Five Ways to Reuse Spent Cartridges

Where there’s smoke, there’s fire — where there’s gunfire, there will be spent casings. Okay, so not in all cases, but the vast majority of firearms leave you with an empty cartridge casing after the shot has been fired. And far too many of those casings (and especially shotshell wads) remain on the ground to […]