Archive for Dave Campbell

The Almost Forgotten .357 Mag.

Is the .357 Mag. too often forgotten? Dave Campbell believes so—and admits to being guilty of forgetting it himself, sometimes.

September 06, 2013

Give it Back

Dave Campbell had a chance to introduce firearms to a new generation earlier this month at the "Sportsman's Retreat."

August 27, 2013

What Makes a Good Shot?

What defines a good field shot, and what can we do to make sure our skills are on that level?

August 26, 2013

Die Maintenance

Dave Campbell doesn't want to seem repetitive, but recent developments have convinced him it's time to discuss reloading die maintenance.

August 01, 2013

Real Old School

Dave Campbell had an opportunity to kick it old school during a visit to the Cody Shooting Complex in Wyoming.

July 23, 2013

Keepin’ ’em Cleaned and Oiled

If you wander down the gun-cleaning aisle of any decent gun store, you will see an incredible array of solvents and lubricants with which to keep your guns in their best shape. Each will claim to be b

July 09, 2013

Billy Dixon’s Remarkable Shot

On this date, June 27, 1874, a battle began that eventually culminated in a 23-year-old army scout—Billy Dixon—felling a Native American with a Sharps .50-90-2 1/2-inch rifle at 1,578 yards. That

June 27, 2013

Whistle Pigs

Summer is here, the grass is tall, and the dumb chiselers and prairie dogs have pretty much been shot. What’s a frustrated hunter to do? Paper—though revealing—is a bore to shoot; steel is only

June 25, 2013

The Long Shot

Recently I have seen some forum and Facebook discussions regarding ultra-long shooting of game animals. As a general rule it seems that the less field experience a given pundit has, the more he is in

June 14, 2013

The .405 Winchester

As I write this I can smell the ammonia-based bore solvent on my hands from cleaning my Model 95 Winchester chambered in .405 Win. I had taken it with me to compete in a side match at our local CAS sh

June 07, 2013

RCBS Ultrasonic Case Cleaner

Ultrasonic case cleaners are not new, but they have been rapidly becoming more prevalent in handloaders’ rooms. The process has been around for more than 60 years. In a nutshell, an ultrasonic clean

May 28, 2013

Bear Protection

Springtime is here, and that means that bears are awakening from their winter slumber. When they wake up, they’re very hungry. Often a bear will initially eat some fresh grass sprouts in order to he

May 22, 2013

Hunting with the Short Gun

Hunting with a handgun brings a new dimension to your outdoor experience.

May 15, 2013

Back to Basics

Do something long enough, and the basics become so much a part of your being that it’s easy to forget that others may not be so enlightened. I am constantly amazed when someone tells me that they do

April 29, 2013

“You’re Professionals!”

I’ve just finished a visit with an old friend. Alan Roberts and I were once neighbors, and because we share a passion about guns and hunting, we have remained friends for more than 25 years. Alan is

April 23, 2013