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Can a Gobbler's Beard Rot Off?

June 02, 2014

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

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

April 10, 2014

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."

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

March 26, 2014

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?

Are .22s Untraceable?

March 12, 2014

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.

Is Twice-Frozen Game Meat Still Good to Eat?

February 24, 2014

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.

Why is Rifling Twist Direction Usually Right-Handed?

February 04, 2014

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.

Is the LifeProof iPhone Case Really “Lifeproof?"

January 07, 2014

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.

Should Hunters Ever "Hold Off Hair?"

December 16, 2013

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.

To Pee, or Not to Pee?

November 22, 2013

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

Pull Trigger, No Bang

November 05, 2013

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.