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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
Deer hunting in the Hoosier state has been a father and son tradition for me since 2008. I shot my first deer that year, a 10pt buck. It feels like yesterday and I’m amazed at how far I’ve come as Continue reading Freezing Temperatures, Missed Shots, a .450 Bushmaster and the Elusive Indiana Buck – Part 1
Do you remember your first AR15 Rifle? Does it look the same today as the day you bought it? Chances are, your first AR is now one of several and it has been modified for your specific style of shooting Continue reading Time For An AR-15 Upgrade – LanTac USA Enhanced Bolt Carrier Group (E-BCG)
Does the .223 caliber have enough mass and punching power to effectively kill a wild boar? This question has been debated for years. Countless hunting articles have been published imploring hunters to switch to a bigger hunting caliber. It’s been Continue reading Is .223 enough gun for hogs? The proof is in the pig.