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Reacquainting With An Old Friend

It's good to reconnect with old friends, especially when they're Smith & Wesson Model 27's.

Venison Chili

This latest offering from Georgia Pellegrini is a good recipe to make during the year's warmer months, when it's high time to start making room in your freezer before fall.

Shooting the New Salvo 12 Shotgun Suppressor

Field Editor Brian McCombie had a chance to put SilencerCo's new Salvo 12 shotgun suppressor to good use. How does it sound and feel? Find out here.

Beretta USA to Move All Manufacturing From Maryland to Tennessee

Beretta USA has announced that it has decided to move the entirety of its manufacturing capabilities from Accokeek, Md., to Gallatin, Tenn.

CVA Scout V2 Pistol

Chad Schearer and Adam Heggenstaller discuss CVA's Scout V2 pistol during a trip to the range with NRA Publications.

FLIR Announces Thermal Imaging Camera for iPhone

FLIR Systems, Inc., has announced the impending release of the FLIR ONE, a thermal imaging accessory for smartphones.

Answers in Aoudad Country

A search for a trophy ram in the Davis Mountains of West Texas leads the author to question his skills as a rifleman.

Flush to Retrieve

There are certain dog trainers who discourage their retrievers from flushing birds. That sounds like the waste of good potential to Ron Spomer.

Bear Goes on Rampage in Washington

According to a report from a Fox affiliate out of Fall City, Wash., a bear tore apart three hen houses and a goat cage on a local farm, before setting its sights on one of the property owners.

SilencerCo Shotgun Suppressor Hits Market

SilencerCo has debuted a shotgun suppressor, the Salvo 12. The Salvo 12 is made to suppress a 12-gauge shotgun firing 23/4-inch or 3-inch slugs or wadded shot.

Spanish Hunting Dog Has Green Puppies

Aida Vallelado Molina of Laguna de Duero, Spain, has delivered many litters of hunting dogs, but none with such shocking results: On June 3, her dog had a litter of five puppies, two of which were the color green.

Rig 'Em Right Realtree Max-5 Low Rider II Layout Blind

Rig 'Em Right has announced its new Low Rider II layout blind, to be available in Realtree's MAX-5 waterfowl camo.

Video: The CVA Accura V2

Chad Schearer talks about the CVA Accura V2 Nitride during a trip to the range with NRA Publications.

2014 Kawasaki Teryx4

Roughly two years after its initial launch, the 2014 Kawasaki Teryx4 side-by-side vehicle boasts significant improvements in style, power and drivability.

6 Bow-Tuning Tips

Tuning a bow is not black magic; it is a series of logical steps. Use these six methods to tune nearly any bow.

Who Says Hunters Don’t Police Their Own?

We’ve all read online comments online accompanying hunting stories that say something to the effect that “hunters always praise themselves as saviors of animals, but they don’t really do anything to preserve and protect wildlife.” Scott Olmsted is here to tell you that is bunk.

The Single-Pin vs. Multi-Pin Adjustable Sight Debate

Do you prefer a single-pin sight for your bow, or a multi-pin adjustable one? The debate rages on.

What Does Hunting Really Do For African Game?

We’ve all heard, discussed, and repeated the claim that “hunting is good for the species,” but how long does it take? The BullShooters provide an answer.

Blind Springer Spaniel Finds Way to Hunt

Meet Trigger, a 7-year-old English springer spaniel who’s hunted his entire life—despite being blind.

Video: CVA's Optima V2 Northwest

CVA's Chad Schearer shows off the company's new Optima V2 Northwest muzzleloader during a trip to the range with NRA Publications.

iON Camera introduces new CamoCAM Action Camera

iON Camera has unveiled its new CamoCAM Action Camera, the first POV camera designed with the hunter in mind.

Age Recommendations for Introducing Kids to Archery

Every child grows and matures at a different pace so there is no set age requirement for introducing your child to this lifelong sport. It's the parent or guardian who is the best judge of knowing when their child is ready.

10 Do’s and Don’ts for Better Bow Practice

Don’t just fling arrows to fling arrows; make the most of your range time by practicing perfectly.

Quake Industries Stack-A-Rest

Dudley McGarity of BPI Outdoors shows off the new Quake Industries Stack-A-Rest.

Scouting Tools You Really Shouldn’t Have

Some of these scouting tools are prompting even Field Editor Frank Miniter to snoop on the neighbors.

ALPS OutdoorZ Introduces New Crossfire Pack

ALPS OutdoorZ has unveiled its new Crossfire Pack, the latest addition to the company's line of hunting gear.

NRA Prepares for Youth Hunter Education Challenge 2014

Next week, kids from all over the United States will gather on the quad of Mansfield University for the 2014 International Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC).

Video: The .454 Casull Challenge

American Hunter Field Editor Bryce Towsley claimed he could put five rounds of .454 Casull through a single-action revolver in under three seconds. The American Hunter staff challenged him to prove it—and couldn't resist getting in on the fun, too.

Weatherby Announces Partnership with Delta Waterfowl

Weatherby has announced a new partnership with Delta Waterfowl, one of the leading non-profit conservation groups dedicated to ducks and duck hunters in North America.

Win a Grizzly 700 EPS 4x4 ATV and Kansas Whitetail Hunt

Yamaha Outdoors has partnered with Powderhook and the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) to offer consumers a chance to win a new Grizzly 700 EPS 4x4 ATV and a Kansas whitetail hunt.

NRA, Pursuit Channel Announce Second Seasons of "NRA Freedom Fridays" and "NRA Country"

NRA and the Pursuit Channel have announced the 2014 renewal of their partnership to NRA Freedom Fridays presented by Cheaper Than Dirt! and NRA Country Sundays.

Duck Numbers Up 8 Percent, Break Record

Feel free to get excited, waterfowlers. With just two months until early teal seasons open, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s annual population survey indicates that the duck population is looking good.

5 Public-Land Elk Hunting Tips

Looking to tag out on public land? Here are five tips from one of the savviest Western hunters that Frank Miniter has worked with.

The Final Chapter

A tale of two old men, and one fabulous rifle.

Review: Mathews Creed XS

Jeff Johnston favors a compact bow, so there was no doubt that he'd be putting the Mathews Creed XS to the test.

What the Big Waterfowl Survey Numbers Tell Us about This Year’s Duck Season

Can we assume that an estimated eight percent jump in breeding ducks means we'll all see more birds at our blinds come fall?

Fouling

Of all the sub-chores in the cleaning process, removing bullet-metal fouling is the most tedious and ornery.

Giant Canada Geese: Our Greatest Conservation Story?

Given that the giant subspecies of Canada geese is now found in every U.S. state—often in nuisance-level numbers—it's easily forgotten that the world's largest geese nearly went extinct.

Winchester's Varmint X and .17 WSM Ammunition

Winchester's Grant Anastas-King took a break on a recent prairie dog hunt to discuss the company's popular Varmint X and .17 WSM lines of ammunition.

The Independence Day-Archery Connection

What does Independence Day have to do with a bowhunting blog? Let Karen Mehall Phillips explain.

Anti’s Crash the Party on Texas Co-Ed’s Facebook Page

Photos from an African safari draw threats and rants, and reveal a complete lack of understanding about wildlife management.

Bear Cub Gets Head Stuck in Cookie Jar

It's one thing to get caught with your hand in the cookie jar—your head is a different matter entirely.

New American Rifleman TV Season Premieres

"American Rifleman TV" began its latest season on, Wed., July 2. The program, which airs on Wednesday evenings, is hosted by the Outdoor Channel.

Lipsey's Announces Exclusive Ruger Single Seven in .327 Federal Mag.

Lipsey's has announced that it will be released a new, exclusive, Ruger Single Seven 327 Federal Magnum.

Bird Group Sues Feds Over Wind Turbine Deaths

The American Bird Conservancy has filed a lawsuit that it hopes will help protect Bald and Golden Eagles from Wind Turbines.

Season Two of "NRA All Access" Starts July 2

The hit show "NRA All Access" kicks off its second season on July 2 with a new date and time: Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. EST on Outdoor Channel.

Check Your Grip!

Relaxing your bow grip can aid your accuracy.

Why Anti-Logging Policies are Killing Grouse and Woodcock

Meanwhile woodcock have annually declined 1.2-percent since 1968—that means 800,000 fewer male woodcock than in the early 1970's. What can be done? Kyle Wintersteen takes a closer look.

Nikon Aculon

Nikon's Aculon is the lightest, most compact rangefinder that the company offers—and it's wicked fast, too. So how does this "portable performer" hold up in the field? J. Scott Olmsted decided to put it to the test.

Nikon Offers Hunters Chance to "Answer the Challenge of Long Distance" With Promotion

Nikon has announced the launch of its latest promotion, this one geared toward hunters and recreational shooters that are willing to "Answer the Challenge" of a long-distance shot.

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By Jon Draper
August 29, 2013

It is consumer demand that keeps supplies of ammo nationwide low—and prices high. To figure out why, you might ask your neighbor.

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rspock wrote:
July 23, 2014

It's summer of 2014 now and reloading components are more scarce than ever. Midway, Cabalas, etc have little to no Hodgdon powder, 30 cal completion quality bullets (or any other for that matter). Can't shake the feeling that something besides normal supply and demand is going on.

Russell Keeling wrote:
May 18, 2014

It's hard to believe this articles. I handload and all components are not available and have not been for a long time. If this article held truth, at some point I would be able to find some brass.

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