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The .44 Russian is really the “one that started it all” and is something of a predecessor of most modern cartridges. Instead of outside lubed bullets (think .22 LR), the .44 Russian was the first to use inside-lubricated bullets, thus setting the stage for a vast swath of the rounds we know and love. While
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We dive into the history and ballistics of the .280 Remington cartridge and try to figure out if the cartridge remains relevant today. The .280 Remington is limping along to extinction, which is both understandable (for reasons we’ll get into) and also quite a shame.   It came along too early or too late depending on
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Though often overlooked in today’s world of CCW semi-autos, there are some excellent carry revolver options out there. In today’s world of self-defense handguns, if it’s not itty-bitty, plastic and outfitted with a dot sight, it doesn’t get talked about very much. This means revolvers get overlooked, but it doesn’t mean there aren’t some good
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We take a peek at the Savage Arms 110 Trail Hunter Lite, a new lighter weight version of the proven bolt-action rifle. The Savage Arms 110 Trail Hunter is a well-proven, no-frills bolt-action rifle. That said, many hunters have been interested in lighter options lately to help reduce the burden of packing in and out
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We discuss the limits of self-defense in the face of mob violence and when overwhelming numbers of unarmed threats turn deadly. In recent times, the landscape of civil unrest has evolved and, with it, armed citizens have been forced to consider how they might respond if they find themselves amidst the unrest. Consider the following
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The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Trump-era bumpstock ban.  In a 6-3 ruling along ideological lines, the SCOTUS struck down the ban on bump stocks in the case of Cargill Vs. Garland. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion and went into detail about the case.  The opinion is a good read if you’re so
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We all have our dream guns, but these are the ones no self-respecting gun owner should ever be without. This scene has played out innumerable times. A new shooter or hunter is at a campfire or gun counter, going down the rabbit hole we all know well. A question arises, which gun should I get
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Taurus has just released the Expedition hunting rifle in .308 Winchester, the company’s first bolt-action. Taurus of Brazil is well known for its affordable revolvers and semi-auto pistols, but the company has just made a surprising move with the release of its first-ever bolt-action rifle. Called the Expedition, it’s chambered for .308 Winchester and was
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Photo: Massaro Media Group. We look at the top multitasking handgun powders that are ideally suited for fueling revolvers and pistols. Reloading handgun cartridges has long been an economical means of creating both practice ammunition and hunting loads. Yes, our component prices have skyrocketed, but so has the price of loaded ammunition. There are still
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If you’re ever involved in a self-defense shooting, your training courses can become relevant in court. Here’s why it’s a good idea to keep a training resume. Recently, I took a seven-day precision rifle course, where we shot camouflaged steel targets out to 1,000 yards. That course will now be another line item on my
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We take a quick look at the new Defender-XL from Vortex Optics, a large pistol red dot sight designed for competition. Vortex Optics has just released the third model in its Defender line of pistol red dots, the Defender-XL. As the name suggests, it’s larger than both the Defender-ST and the Defender CCW. While it
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Better-than-average defensive handgun precision from the bench should be groups that average less than 1.5 inches. Are your shooting skills up to snuff? Here we take a look at how to properly assess your abilities with a firearm. When I was still a teenager, I owned a Remington Model 700 chambered for the .270 Winchester.
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Photo: Massaro Media Group. We discuss the pros and cons of various rifle actions to better understand their strengths and their limitations. Standing in snowshoes, trudging up a nasty slope in 2 feet of snow after a December storm in the Catskill Mountains, I had doubted my sanity until I caught sight of the buck