Firearms

Articles covering Firearms and the Second Amendment.

  1. The Ethics of Long Range Shooting

    Historically hunting has been referred to as a sport and hunters dubbed sportsmen. As with all sports, there is a certain expectation of behavior to include things such as fairness, ethics, and morals. Since the act of hunting involves taking the life of an animal, it is only natural to expect those engaged in a hunt to operate in a manner that encompasses all of these behaviors. However, that is not always the case when it comes to long range shooting. We currently live in a day and age...
  2. Staying Safe on Unstaffed Ranges in Missouri

    At last summer has arrived and with it wonderful weather for time spent in the great outdoors. Though we still have many months until whitetail season begins in Missouri, there are plenty of other opportunities for enjoyment in the great outdoors. It is also possible to engage in shooting activities year round that will keep your skills sharp for when the season starts by putting in some time behind the line at your local shooting range. In many parts of Missouri there are shooting ranges...
  3. Stay Sharp in the Off Season with a DIY Shooting Bench

    Now that this past Missouri whitetail hunting season is behind us, there is some extra time on our hands that could be put to good use in preparation for next year. It is never too early to begin planning for next season, such as by taking the lessons you learned from this past season and applying them to future ones. This could mean additional target practice or even sighting in a new rifle, both of which are essential to successful future hunts. If you have property on which you can...
  4. Hitting Your Target with the BRASS Method

    When a trophy buck steps into your sights, the last thing you want to do is miss. No matter how perfect the shot may seem, sometimes the bullet still fails to hit its intended target. Though there are many things we could say to explain away such instances, such as the gun and/or scope not being up to the task, sometimes it is necessary to look deeper into the reason why your shot did not hit the mark at which you directed it. Many hunters have years of experience, having taken their first...
  5. Building a Missouri Shooting House

    When hunting season opens and you prepare to trek into the woods, it is imperative that you have a plan to enact once you select a hunting destination. Will you be moving about, stalking your game, or will you instead hole up and still hunt instead? If you plan to still hunt, you are going to need a good place to position yourself while you wait, and that is where a shooting house comes into play. It is possible to spend your time still hunting in the field leaning against a tree or perched...
  6. Military Style Ammo

    What if you were buying rounds fresh from the factory only to open them up an find out their reloads? Most of us would love to get our hands on reloads, but only at a reduced price and only when we can ensure the reload was done properly from a reputable reloader. In this threadbloomsdalekiller opened a box of his military style ammo only to find it filled with reloads. Follow this link as he finds out if it is infact reloads, and if so, what he will do about it....
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