Archive for Shawn Skipper

Mossy Oak Announces Break-Up Country

Mossy Oak's "Break-Up" line reaches its fourth iteration with the new pattern, known simply as Break-Up Country.

January 22, 2015

28 Nosler

Last year, 26 Nosler was introduced to the industry. The cartridge's success prompted an expansion of the family in 2015, and the company has used SHOT Show to roll out its new 28 Nosler.

January 21, 2015

Yamaha Wolverine R-Spec

Yamaha kicked off SHOT Show by introducing the Wolverine R-Spec, an all-new Side-by-Side that's designed and engineered for exploring extreme terrain.

January 21, 2015

Mossberg Blaze

Mossberg announced its "Big 5" for 2015 on the eve of SHOT Show 2015—including the new Patriot, reviewed by Richard Mann here—and among the new releases was an expansion to its rimfire family: the Blaze.

January 21, 2015

Winchester XPR

Among the new bolt-action rifles on display at SHOT Show 2015 is a new entry from the folks at Winchester Repeating Arms, officially named the XPR.

January 20, 2015

Hatsan Releases .30 and .35 Caliber Carnivore Airgun

HatsanUSA has announced that it will be releasing .30 and .35 caliber airguns for 2015, under its new "Carnivore" line.

January 19, 2015

First Look: Benelli 828U Over/Under

At SHOT Show 2014, Benelli made waves with the public introduction of its Ethos semi-auto, which quickly became one of the well-regarded new releases of the year. What could the company possibly do to follow that up in 2015? Well, throw us a heck of a curveball, for one, by introducing its first-ever over/under: the Benelli 828U. Here are five things you need to know.

January 19, 2015

SHOT Show 2015 Coverage

Is it that time of the year already? Our staff has arrived in Las Vegas for yet around go-round with SHOT Show. Follow along with our coverage right here, with "The Gun Club."

January 18, 2015

132-Year-Old Winchester Rifle Found in Great Basin National Park

Here's a Throwback Thursday for you: The National Parks Service announced yesterday that a team of archaeologists conducting surveys in Nevada's Great Basin National Park last November discovered a 132-year-old Winchester rifle.

January 15, 2015

10 Things You Didn't Know About Federal Premium

When you've got nearly a century under your belt, some interesting factoids tend to slip between the cracks and get forgotten. After a little detective work—and assistance from the folks in Anoka—we were able to assemble 10 facts that you might not know about Federal Premium Ammunition.

January 05, 2015

Wilder World Outdoors: 2014 in Review

A quick recap of some of the whackier stories covered by the "Wilder World Outdoors" in 2014.

December 31, 2014

2014's Best Whitetail States: Part IV

The Top 10 started with Michigan, Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky and Kansas. Who’s the cream of the crop? Check out the final installment of our “Top 20 States for Whitetails” series.

December 18, 2014

Lone Star Whitetail with Mossy Oak

What better way to celebrate the holiday season than by taking a trip to Texas to tag a whitetail? Armed with a Savage Arms Model 14 and Federal Premium's Fusion ammunition, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper joined Mossy Oak on a journey to Sonora, Texas, with hopes of knocking down a buck before 2014 could wind down. Get an inside look at his trip with this gallery.

December 18, 2014

Man Goes Hand-to-Hand with Wounded Bear, Wins

When game's wounded, though, we're aware that all bets are off. Such a scenario played out in Duxbury, Minn., earlier this fall, when an unarmed hunter was attacked by a wounded, 525-pound black bear that he and a few companions had been tracking. The twist ending? Not only did he survive the encounter; he won the fight.

December 15, 2014

An Ethos in Delaware

To honor the debut of its new Ethos, Benelli put the shotgun on tour. The plan? Have one model visit all 50 states before SHOT Show. Oh, and there would be no cleaning of the firearm, either. A native of Delaware, Web Managing Editor Shawn Skipper was tapped to handle The First State's leg of the tour. Armed with the Ethos and a box of Federal Premium, he journeyed home with plans to knock a few birds out of the sky.

December 02, 2014