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Hunting is a sport that involves the use of firearms or other weapons such as archery equipment and other primitive equipment in the pursuit of wild animals or birds. It also can describe any activity that employs the use of these weapons for target shooting purposes, but is usually reserved for the pursuit and taking of wild game with weapons. Hunting is the primary means by which animal populations are kept within humane and manageable limits by the harvesting of a suitable percentage of the population to maintain a viable and healthy census of wildlife. Overpopulation results in disease, starvation, nuisance infiltration and unwanted human interaction. Hunting is an extremely important economical consideration as well as for game management purposes.

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Posted In Ammunition Mfgs on Saturday, December 15th 2018
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Posted In Ballistics on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Shotgun shells are an interesting entity to examine when it comes to predictability
Posted In Gauges on Saturday, December 15th 2018
The 16 gauge is a viable option for the hunter who is tired of his shoulder being sore from his 12 and isn’t willing to sacrifice a whole lot of possibilities by switching to a 20.
Posted In Gauges on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Ask most shotgun enthusiasts what they hunt with and dollars to donuts you’re going to hear the words “12 gauge”.
Posted In Gauges on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Right behind the mighty 12 gauge in popularity lurks the ever-present little 20 gauge.
Posted In Gauges on Saturday, December 15th 2018
For those who take their duck and goose hunt very seriously, the awesome 10 gauge has no equal
Posted In Gauges on Friday, December 14th 2018
Parker Brothers brought the little 28 gauge onto the shotgun scene in 1903 for the upland game hunters of the times.
Posted In Just Beginning on Saturday, December 15th 2018
While the majority of duck hunting is done over decoys, there is another consideration to be made for the hunter who either doesn’t have decoys or a place to set up easily, jump shooting.
Posted In Just Beginning on Saturday, December 15th 2018
As forests are clear cut, swamp land filled in, roads created and houses built....
Posted In Just Beginning on Saturday, December 15th 2018
This may sound like a trick question, but the diversity and realities of the answers from any given number of persons asked might not be as unified as one might think.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, December 14th 2018
Shotguns are “gauged” by the number of balls of a specific diameter lead balls that it takes to make one pound of those balls.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, December 14th 2018
If you think about the question, there are two different ways you can answer it.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, December 14th 2018
When the winds cool like some overnight occurrence and the woods begin to take on that smell of excitement the fall always seems to bear, the woods become not just forest, but instead habitat.
Posted In Just Beginning on Friday, December 14th 2018
For the budding shotgun enthusiast the decision to leap into the sport might be a daunting one at first glance with all of the gauges, types of actions and possibilities for hunting they represent
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Double Barrel on Friday, December 14th 2018
The traditional double barreled shotgun is a classic style that simply doesn’t seem like it will ever fade away in popularity
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Over and Under on Saturday, December 15th 2018
There are always two sides to every story and the over and under shotgun is no exception.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Over and Under on Friday, December 14th 2018
The over and under shotgun is a simple design that has few things that can go wrong due to the fact of its fewer moving parts and predictability under nearly every circumstance.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Pump Shotguns on Saturday, December 15th 2018
The pump action shotgun is somewhat of a unique entity in the shotgun world. It has never truly caught on anywhere other than here in the US for whatever reasons.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Semiautomatic on Saturday, December 15th 2018
As prices for a “quality” semiautomatic climb over $1500 one has to begin to question what exactly should such a firearm have for components to justify that cost.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Semiautomatic on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Autoloaders come and autoloaders go but very few remain as has the reliable Remington 1100
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Semiautomatic on Friday, December 14th 2018
The autoloading shotgun was probably the most significant development from the double barrel shotgun there could be.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Semiautomatic on Friday, December 14th 2018
If you want to never have a jam with a new shotgun there are two very simple solutions
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Semiautomatic on Friday, December 14th 2018
Autoloaders are operated by either recoil or gas operated pistons.
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Single Shot on Friday, December 14th 2018
For those who want a little gun that can serve a big purpose
Posted In Shotgun Actions - Single Shot on Friday, December 14th 2018
For those who claim they’ve mastered the shotgun
Posted In Shotgun Manufacturers on Friday, December 14th 2018
Shotgun Manufacturers
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Saturday, December 15th 2018
In boxing, nothing hits harder than a heavyweight. Federal Ammunition perpetuates that concept with their Premium “Heavyweight” Ultra-Shok tungsten alloy waterfowl shells.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Federal has made their 3” 20 gauge cases even more deadly with their “Heavyweight #PHT258F” load is 1 ½ ounces of pure devastation.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Solving the “lead-free” conundrum has been a process that has seen its successes and failures along the way.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Lead is dead, long live the game birds. That is, until Hevi-Shot came along.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Friday, December 14th 2018
Pheasant hunting is a tradition of the fall that fills the mind with visions of noisy roosters exploding into the air and the sounds of shotguns echoing across the fields.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Friday, December 14th 2018
While the term “the best shotgun shell” is a relative one for any shotgun shooter, one has to consider the facts and how they apply to your gun, your quarry and to you.
Posted In Shotgun Shell Critiques on Friday, December 14th 2018
Shotgun’s strength resides in approximates.
Posted In Shotgun Technicals on Friday, December 14th 2018
While there are probably a few shooters of shotguns out there who take their fair share of game birds or break clay targets regularly with barrels shorter than 28"...
Posted In Shotgun Technicals on Friday, December 14th 2018
If you shoot a gun, there’s going to be recoil, get over it. How much recoil is directly related to a whole host of factors, some under your control and some not.