6mm Remington & .243 Ammunition – History and Usage

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Doug Gilmer writes [ via AmmoLand.com]: At 13 years old I saved enough money by Christmas of 1982 to purchase my first big game rifle, a brand new, iron sighted,…

Hunting/Defensive Gun Use: Commie Rifle Slays Texas Serpent

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Much ink, both real and digital, has been spilled by automotive writers on the topic of cars, freedom, and youth. Specifically, the first car as a means to embrace and…

The Truth About .243 WSSM (Winchester Super Short Magnum)

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JJ Sutton, C.P.S., C.M.A.S. writes [via ammoland.com] To begin with, there are statements in this article that are purely my own, and my opinions are obvious and blatant. Nonetheless, I…

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BREAKING: U.S. Bans Ivory Sales, Exempting Pre-Existing Ivory Guns (Under Certain Conditions)

Press release [via Ammoland.com] [Editor’s note: IMHO the best way to protect elephants is to allow legal hunting, with ivory available for commercial sale.] In a significant move to protect one…

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Record Wisconsin Rat Hunt in 1957

Most rat hunting is done with dogs, commonly with varieties of terriers that catch and kill the vermin. The human hunter’s job: flush the rats from cover. The rat hunting…

Pig Trapping: Lessons Learned

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As it relates to the world of guns, the term ‘epidemic’ is thrown around willy nilly. Normally, it follows the phrase “gun violence” and is used by politicians seeking to…

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Indiana, Deer Harvest Up, Legalizes Hunting with New Cartridges (Including .300 Blackout)

By Indiana Department of Natural Resources Indiana hunters harvested 123,664 deer during the 2015 season, according to newly released data. This is a 3 percent increase from the 120,073 deer…

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New from Wilson Combat: .338 Federal Caliber Rifle

Email blast from Wilson Combat (Remember: no one uses an “assault rifle” for hunting.) When you need impressive power and range with the advantage of quick followup shots the .338 Federal…

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International Union for Conservation of Nature Report: Trophy Hunting Preserves Wildlife

According to their website, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is “the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation, with almost 1,300 government and NGO Members and more than…

CNN’s Anti-Hunting Propaganda Machine Visits Botswana – And Likes What It Sees

This teaser video introduces Map Ives, Botswana’s head of rhino conservation. Mr. Ives reveals that he gave up hunting in 1983 after noticing disappearing wildlife. CNN’s Bill Weir finishes the thought: “But since his country banned hunting here the animals have relaxed and multiplied.” Yes, well, back in March 2014, survivalinternational.com reported that “Botswana’s President Khama has banned all hunting nationwide, even for Bushmen who hunt to feed their families – but an exception is being made . . .

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This teaser video introduces Map Ives, Botswana’s head of rhino conservation. Mr. Ives reveals that he gave up hunting in 1983 after noticing disappearing wildlife. CNN’s Bill Weir finishes the thought: “But…

Nick is pretty busy these days, what with testing guns and building a $10m gun range on the immediate outskirts of Austin, Texas. So I’m not surprised that the first I’ve heard of IWA 2016 is in this video from the Fieldsports Channel. There’s plenty of firearms-focused appeal here (a.k.a., gun porn), including pimp pin-striped gun stocks and a gi-normous British night site/range finder thingie with WiFi streaming. Too bad the Brits don’t have a larger domestic market. I wonder why that is . . .

IWA 2016 German Gun Show

Nick is pretty busy these days, what with testing guns and building a $10m gun range on the immediate outskirts of Austin, Texas. So I’m not surprised that the first…

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Hunting and Gun Reform Bill (H.R. 2406) Passes House, Heads to the Senate

On 26 February, 2016, the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act of 2015, also known as H.R. 2406, passed the U.S. House of Representatives and sent to the Senate. It was a…