Part 2: 72 Hours – 458 SOCOM DRAWS BLOOD

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course – Part 2: AR Guy Becomes Precision Rifle Guy

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Day two’s classroom session opens my eyes to many new ways to approach medium to long range hunting.  For most hunters, deer and wild boar hunting is generally done within 100 yards.  At times, and depending on one’s geographical location, Continue reading Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course – Part 2: AR Guy Becomes Precision Rifle Guy

Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course Part 1

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For some time I buried the thought of trying my hand at long range shooting. Like a lot of shooters and hunters it seemed like the next logical step in my shooting and hunting experience, but with a busy schedule Continue reading Rookie Review: US Optics Academy Long Range Precision Rifle Course Part 1

Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 2

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Opening day for Indiana deer season hadn’t gone like I’d envisioned it. Our hunting party had lost a deer, the weather wasn’t what I’d expected – you’ll want to read part one of this Indiana deer hunt story to see Continue reading Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 2