Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

308 vs 6.5 Grendel

I grew up around hunters. Not tree-stand-sitting recreational hunters dressed up like the front cover of a Cabella’s catalog, but wilderness hunters in blue jeans and flannel shirts, whose families went without if their hunts were unsuccessful. They were more Continue reading Why I Sold My .308 AR and You Should, Too. The True Story of What Happens When You Compare .308 vs. 6.5 Grendel

Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?

First Hunt

“Please can I bring my bow? What if a deer comes close enough? If it’s under 15 yards, can I take the shot?” It’s September 2014 and opening day of Maryland’s deer season. I have been practicing with my bow Continue reading Her First Hunt Was Basically Two Years In The Making. What About Yours?

The Highs and Lows of Your Ultimate Hunting Vehicle – Part 5: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Ultimate Hunting Vehicle Review

I hope you’re enjoying following our Ultimate Hunting Vehicle series and are inspired to build your own. We’ve enjoyed hearing back from some of you who have implemented various parts of our build for yourselves. You may recall that it Continue reading The Highs and Lows of Your Ultimate Hunting Vehicle – Part 5: Little Things That Make A Big Difference

Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Big Bore Takes Down Big Texas Boars!

Alexander Arms 50 Beowulf Review

When Jonathan told me that he was bringing the Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Tactical, I honestly didn’t know what to think. My thoughts flashed back to my high school English class where we read the Old English epic with the Continue reading Alexander Arms .50 Beowulf Big Bore Takes Down Big Texas Boars!

Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boot review

We love gear, don’t you? Guns, optics, thermal, night vision – but unless you intended to scout and hunt naked you need some awesome apparel and great footwear. That counts as gear in my book. A few months ago I Continue reading Boots on the Ground Part 5: Testing the Lalo Shadow Amphibian Boots Across Three Time Zones

Black Butterfly Lands On Wild Hog Video (458 SOCOM in Florida!)

BLACK BUTTERFLY 458 SOCOM

In a previous SHWAT™ Article I referred to the superstition of the Black Butterfly and its mystical correlation with Black Butterfly Ammunition. Some may see my inferences as farfetched, but the story tells the tale. I’m not a superstitious person Continue reading Black Butterfly Lands On Wild Hog Video (458 SOCOM in Florida!)

The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

outdoor retailer 2018

Since “Hunting” is in our name here at SHWAT™, and that’s almost exclusively an “outdoor” activity, it should come as no surprise that we wound up at the Outdoor Retailer (OR) trade show in Denver this week. No gun dealers Continue reading The SiOnyx Aurora Day/Night Action Camera Four other Takeaways from the 2018 Outdoor Retailer Show

The DPMS Gll .308 – This Girl’s Porsche® 718 GTS Gun

DPMS 308 REVIEW

As many of you know, I am not, nor have I have pretended to be, any kind of firearm guru, gun geek, gear head or rifle mega-enthusiast. My relationship with guns is easily likened to my relationship with cars. I Continue reading The DPMS Gll .308 – This Girl’s Porsche® 718 GTS Gun

Increasing the Body Count – Hog Hunting with the Suppressed Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel!

6.5 Grendel for Hog Hunting

Never have their been more rifle and caliber options for hunters. While I’ve been aware of the 6.5 Grendel for years, only recently did I get the opportunity to run one. I’ve killed hogs with everything from a 9mm pistol Continue reading Increasing the Body Count – Hog Hunting with the Suppressed Alexander Arms 6.5 Grendel!

Kestrel and Applied Ballistics, it’s not Rocket Science!

How to use Kestrel

Talk to an old timer who relishes the “old days” and they will tell you they expended thousands of rounds and hundreds of hours to “know their rifles” and determine their ballistics. Like most of the old days it was Continue reading Kestrel and Applied Ballistics, it’s not Rocket Science!