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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

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

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

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

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

Can You Keep Deer From Wiping Out A Food Plot?

So you're trying to develop a food plot, but the local whitetail are tearing it up before its ready. Is the anything you can do? The BullShooters have an answer.

September 26, 2013

Does Gamo's New Air Rifle Meet Its Velocity Claims?

Gamo has claimed that its new air rifle will shoot a Gamo PBA Platinum pellet at 1400 fps. The BullShooters just had to put this one to the test.

September 13, 2013

Which Came First? The Side-by-Side or Over/Under Shotgun?

Yes, Napoleon's bejeweled side-by-side is older than your grandpappy's Browning Superposed, but that doesn't mean side-by-sides out-date over/unders. Or does it?

August 05, 2013

Does Joe Biden's Shotgun Tip Hold Any Truth?

A Washington state man recently arrested for the illegal discharge of a firearm tried to tell police that he'd been adhering to the Vice President's rather questionable self-defense advice.

July 22, 2013

Sometimes What You “Know” is Wrong

Keith Wood didn't necessarily set out to disprove any myths, but sometimes it just happens. That's life as a BullShooter.

July 17, 2013