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Is Ice Water Deadly For Dogs?

You may have seen the email chain that went viral recently, warning dog owners that ice water—or even very cold water—is deadly to dogs when ingested. Is it true? The BullShooters had no choice but to investigate.

July 24, 2014

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.

July 18, 2014

Why is My Scope Out of Adjustment?

So you've mounted a scope on your brand new rifle and can’t get it zeroed because it’s run out of adjustment. What do you do next? The BullShooters provide an answer.

June 11, 2014

Can a Gobbler's Beard Rot Off?

Some hunters believe a gobbler's beard can wear off, or even rot off. Can it? We investigate.

June 02, 2014

Why Would Anyone Want to Hunt With a "Silencer?"

A columnist with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution was baffled as to why hunters might want to use a suppressor with their firearm. Keith Wood supplies the answer in this latest edition of "BullShooters."

April 10, 2014

Does a Short Barrel Hamper a Turkey Gun’s Performance?

Without question the short barrel improves the shotgun’s mobility in the woods, but is it a detriment to the load’s velocity, and therefore energy?

March 26, 2014

Are .22s Untraceable?

To hear one of Jeff Johnston's favorite (non-fiction) TV shows tell it, .22-caliber bullets can't yield forensic data. The BullShooters couldn't help but take a closer look.

March 12, 2014

Is Twice-Frozen Game Meat Still Good to Eat?

For years, Jeff Johnston has heard that allowing venison to thaw and then re-freezing it renders the meat inedible. Is it true? He decided to find out.

February 24, 2014

Why is Rifling Twist Direction Usually Right-Handed?

Have you ever noticed that most American gun makers make the rifling go in a right-handed—or clockwise—twist direction, whereas many British gun makers historically choose left-handed twists? Here's why.

February 04, 2014

Is the LifeProof iPhone Case Really “Lifeproof?"

LifeProof advertises its iPhone as “waterproof, shockproof, snowproof, and dirtproof." Keith Wood decided to test each of those claims. Read on to see how his case—and, as such, his cell phone—fared over the course of a year.

January 07, 2014

Should Hunters Ever "Hold Off Hair?"

The BullShooters have heard the phrase "you should never hold off hair" get thrown around in more than one hunting camp. But does such a statement really hold water? Jeff Johnston investigates.

December 16, 2013

To Pee, or Not to Pee?

Does human urine really spook deer? The Bullshooters decided to find out.

November 22, 2013

Pull Trigger, No Bang

Customizing a rifle is a great idea—but don't wait until the last minute to do the work. Otherwise, you might learn some lessons a little too late.

November 05, 2013

Do the “Ten Black Kings” Exist?

In the novel "Point of Impact," acclaimed author Stephen Hunter describes a special set of pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 rifles called "The Ten Black Kings." Do these rifles exist or are they a figment of Mr. Hunter's imagination? The Bullshooters decided to find out.

October 16, 2013

Is the Mauser “Claw Extractor” Foolproof?

Is the claw extractor, introduced by Wilhelm & Paul Mauser in the late 1800s, an infallible system of feeding and extraction? The BullShooters investigate.

October 04, 2013