Calibers for Beginners: .357 Magnum

The .357 Magnum is a relatively misunderstood cartridge in today’s shooting world. It’s powerful, wonderfully effective, and probably one of the best all-around calibers ever made. But it’s both a great and a terrible beginner’s cartridge, depending on the load and the gun that it’s used in. On the plus side, a novice has the […]

What Do You Get When You Mix Guns And Cameras?

Enthusiasts of firearms and photography often use similar terms and equipment. Both “shoot” the “target.” Both employ the use of a tripod to steady their aim. Both utilize a trigger (of sorts) to take their shots. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that a 19th century inventor sought to combine the best […]

Optics Review: ACME Machine 6-24x50mm FFP TR Scope

Reader Ken Whitmore writes: ACME Machine is a relatively new entrant in the firearm parts, accessories, and optics business. They’ve been around for a couple of year now, while their parent company, Global Precision Parts (originally known as ACME Machine Automatics), is over 30 years old. I have gotten a chance to review some items […]

Scenes From This Weekend’s NRA National Junior Three-Position Air Rifle Championships

This weekend the NRA’s Junior Air Rifle 3-position Rifle Championships are being held in Bloomington, Illinois.  Participants made it through regional qualification events to get to the shoulder-to-shoulder National Championships. Young people representing nearly half of America’s states came to the Central Illinois Precision Shooting Range to compete. Not surprisingly, the skills on display were […]

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