If Suppressors Were Transformers: A Close Look At Bowers Group Suppressor Inserts

Bowers Suppressors Inserts

“Quiet Versatility™” is one of Bowers Group LLC’s trademarks, and that “Versatility” part is one key benefit where Bowers excels. Since the late 1990’s Tom Bowers has been producing some of the quietest suppressors in the industry. Part of the Continue reading If Suppressors Were Transformers: A Close Look At Bowers Group Suppressor Inserts

Black Butterfly – My First Date with the .458 SOCOM Omen

Black Butterfly Ammunition review

Are you superstitious? Do you believe in the myth, the legend and the folklore surrounding Black Butterflies? For centuries many cultures have identified the black butterfly as a symbol of misfortune or death. The mere sight of this winged creature Continue reading Black Butterfly – My First Date with the .458 SOCOM Omen

Long Range Hunting – The Cheaper By the Kill Shot Challenge

Long Range Hunting

The concept of long range deer hunting in the mid-west is a matter of perception. Most of us grew up hunting with a shotgun and the effective kill range was well within 100 yards.   Now imagine stretching the kill range Continue reading Long Range Hunting – The Cheaper By the Kill Shot Challenge

Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

458 SOCOM DEER HUNT

Have you ever gone through the exercise of writing down the time you’ve spent in preseason preparation? How about the sum of hours spent on ballistics testing, range work and gun/gear prep? It’s daunting and my wife thinks I’m crazy! Continue reading Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

458 SOCOM: Part 1 – From Military Tech to My Personal Hunting Mini Cannon, How I Got Here

458 SOCOM history

Did you know that one of the greatest developments in modern firearm cartridges was the result of a beer and BBQ event? Imagine that, some of toughest operators on the planet hanging out, having a cold one at a BBQ Continue reading 458 SOCOM: Part 1 – From Military Tech to My Personal Hunting Mini Cannon, How I Got Here

6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter

6.8 SPC in 2017

The 6.8 SPC isn’t exactly “new” but in my case it’s certainly rediscovered and my rifle is now better than new. I’ve owned one for years, and in looking for a new “do it all” rifle I rediscovered the 6.8. Continue reading 6.8 to 6.GREAT Part II – Details Matter

6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

Wilson Combat 6.8 barrel

Over the years I’ve built some great AR style hunting rifles. The styles vary by size, caliber, color and most importantly their intended use. On many hunts I’ve taken multiple rifles due to unknown distance and terrain. It’s fun to Continue reading 6.8 to 6.Great! Part 1: Upgrade to the Wilson Combat Barrel

The .450 Bushmaster – A Big Bore, Big Game, Big Fun Blaster!

Remember your excitement when you got your first AR-15? If you’re like me, it was memorable! Now imagine something even more so – getting something BIGGER!  Yes, it’s just a matter of time before you’ll get the itch to join Continue reading The .450 Bushmaster – A Big Bore, Big Game, Big Fun Blaster!

Custom Corner: Upgrade to the [NERD] “Nail” Charging Handle

Failure. When it comes to hunting and shooting we know we can pull a shot or foul up any number of fundamentals. But equipment failure is a whole different kind of frustration, one that might have been avoided with the Continue reading Custom Corner: Upgrade to the [NERD] “Nail” Charging Handle

Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course – Part 3: Pride and Accomplishment

I wake up on the third day of training with a sense of pride and accomplishment. The previous day went by so fast and the memory of seeing the steel swing at hundreds of yards away energizes me now. Tyler Continue reading Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course – Part 3: Pride and Accomplishment