On the Hunt

For Ammo

If you haven’t noticed, Ammunition is now in short supply!  Since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis Firearms and Ammunition sales have skyrocketed.  In fact, on March 20th the FBI recorded over 210,000 background checks.  This the highest single day number since the inception of the Instant Background check in 1998.  Many of the firearms…

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Quality Range Gear

Range Gear

One of the biggest hurdles for those signing up for a Defensive Pistol classis understanding the gear necessary to complete the course. In preparation for the upcoming MAG40 here at Boondocks FTA™ with Massad Ayoob, I went and checked his website for a recommended gear list. Here is what I found. The Massad Ayoob MAG…

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For a Sidekick!

Sidekick flashlight

If you have ever taken a low-light class you will quickly realize that flashlights are great defensive tools. They can also be extremely handy for those of us with aging eyes. So it should come as no surprise that I have a flashlight (or two) as part of my everyday carry. In fact, I have…

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Mid-Range Munitions

Fusion Ammunition

In our November 2019 newsletter, we highlighted the big 3 cartridge families including the 30-06, the .308 Win and the .375 H&H. This month we are going to focus on some mid-range munitions that either fell out of favor or never became popular, but are more than adequate for hunting and a whole lot easier…

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More Memories

Grizz

On the day after Thanksgiving, Grizz (My Dad) would have been 76. Each year at this time I remember our post-turkey day trips afield with him and my Uncle. Both taught me a lot about shooting, firearms and the outdoors. Even though they had no formal firearms training, they were great marksmen. They tried to…

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The Timeless Caliber Debate

Caliber Debate

For as long as hunters have gathered around a campfire swapping tall tales of past hunts, there has been a debate on which caliber is best for deer hunting. Hunters will argue till the last embers burn out on the effectiveness of .30-06 Springfield over the .270 Winchester or the .308 Winchester over the 7mm-08…

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Rifle Scopes

Nikon Buckmasters II

We are officially into Deer Hunting Season here in Mississippi, and while it is not quite rifle season yet, hunters across the state are gearing up for gun season. One of the most important pieces of equipment for hunting is your optics. A scope can make or break a hunt, and I have seen hunters…

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The Magic Bullet

6.5 Creedmoor vs .308

Every hunter dreams of the day when that buck of a lifetime steps into view. The passion is so intense that hunters will spend countless hours on the stand and hundreds of dollars on gear hoping that the round in the chamber will be the Magic Bullet that finally bags the big one! Then after…

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6.5 Creedmoor

6.5 Creedmoor

One of the hottest new rifle cartridges to hit the market is the 6.5 Creedmoor. While you may have heard about this new caliber, you may not know why or how it became so popular. Shortly after WWII, the military began transitioning from the M1 Garand chambered in 30-06 to the M14 chambered in 7.62…

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