OBSOLETE? A CRITICAL LOOK AT THE .30/30 WINCHESTER CARTRIDGE

Is there room for the .30/30 Winchester cartridge in this modern day? A close up look at the cartridge itself will answer that. Let’s examine the classic .30/30 Winchester cartridge and see why it still is alive and well today. Back in 1895 the rifle (and yes sometimes handgun now) cartridge affectionately now called “the […]

Elmer Keith

THE LOST BULLETS OF ELMER KEITH (VIDEO)

The late Elmer Keith changed the gun and hunting industry forever. His writings and his impact on the shooting community is not the only things he left behind. Take a look at Elmer Keith‘s actual fired bullets he saved from his successful hunts so many years ago. The great Elmer Keith is the inventor of […]

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THE TINIEST TANK EVER BUILT (VIDEO)

Need a tank to carry around your big gun with? Too bad you couldn’t get the world’s smallest tank to mount it to. Check out what the world’s smallest tank was way back in history. Back in the 1930’s many countries were experimenting with tank designs. Some went big, while others went small. The world’s […]

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REMINGTON’S PAST MYSTERY CARTRIDGES: THE .22 ACCELERATORS

Ever hear of the Remington Accelerator rifle cartridges? Think about a .22 caliber saboted bullet fired from a .30 caliber rifle. Let’s dive into history and examine what the Remington Accelerator cartridges were all about. The idea of saboted sub-caliber projectiles fired out of conventional weapons has always intrigued me. The increase in velocity and […]

punt gun

FUN WITH MONSTROUSLY SIZED PUNT GUNS (VIDEO)

Sometimes you just have to break out the big guns. What can be much bigger than the incredible punt guns? Witness these punt guns send large volumes of lead down range for our amusement. Back in the distant past punt guns fired large loads of lead shot into flocks of waterfowl. These were the days […]

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SAD STORY OF THE OBSOLETE .22 LONG CARTRIDGE

1871 was a good year for the .22 Long cartridge. Just released and loaded with black powder this rimfire was the cutting edge of technology. After that it was all down hill for the .22 Long cartridge. When 5 grains of black powder and a tiny 29 grain bullet carried over from it’s father, the […]

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VINTAGE SHOTGUN SHELLS: TO SHOOT OR NOT TO SHOOT?

Collecting vintage shotgun shells from yesteryear is a great hobby, and an investment too. In the world of modern hunting, times and equipment change quickly. Those old shotshells we come across should be saved or shot? Better save them because they might be worth more than you can imagine to collectors. Hunting ammunition has gone through […]

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PUNT GUN FUN: WATERFOWLING PIECE OF HISTORY ROARS AGAIN

Ever hear of a punt gun before? These giant lead shot throwers were a mainstay of market hunting ages ago. Witness one very old punt gun make some smoke and live once again. Burwell Museum on Youtube shared an interesting video of an very old relic being fired for a crowd. It is a legendary punt […]

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CLOSE LOOK OF THE WINCHESTER 1911 “WIDOWMAKER”

Ever hear of the shotgun nicknamed “Widowmaker”? Well the Winchester Model 1911 was a disaster in firearms deisgn. Check out the story on the Winchester 1911 SL Widowmaker Shotgun and see how wrong it really is. When Winchester wanted to avoid patent infringements they cut corners. The Winchester Model 1911 SL Shotgun was born. What […]

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VINTAGE U.S. ARMY VIDEO: THE “XM16E1” RIFLE

Love the old training videos from way back when? Well how about a classic about the first M-16 rifle? Check out this vintage Vietnam War era training video on a weapon that changed it all. Whether you love it or hate it the M-16 rifle was a catalyst of the modern rifle platform system. With […]

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