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Is the Mauser “Claw Extractor” Foolproof?

October 04, 2013

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

Can You Keep Deer From Wiping Out A Food Plot?

September 26, 2013

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.

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

September 13, 2013

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.

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

August 05, 2013

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?

Does Joe Biden's Shotgun Tip Hold Any Truth?

July 22, 2013

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.

Sometimes What You “Know” is Wrong

July 17, 2013

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

How Much Does Temperature Effect Bullet Impact?

June 28, 2013

The Background I got an email from a reader who was looking to order a CDS dial from Leupold, which requires certain information (including altitude, temperature, etc.).  He was concerned about what temperature to provide them. What if his dial said 80 degrees Fahrenheit and he was hunting in 40-degree weather? The Question What effect does temperature have on a bullet’s impact at reasonable hunting distances? The Data We’ll take a fairly common hunting round, the .270 Winchester with a 130 gr.

Can a Rifle's Accuracy be More Consistent at Long Range than it is at Short Range?

June 13, 2013

The Summary I’ve heard more than one rifleman say that its possible for a rifle to be more accurate at long range than it is at short range. On first hearing this, I assumed they were talking about MOA, rather than actual group size.

Drinking and Riding?

May 31, 2013

The Unforeseen Problem Let’s say, hypothetically, that you’ve been up since 3 a.m. You spent a few hours in the saddle in the darkness before hiking 1,500 or so vertical feet and then side-hilling and glassing all day. You then descended the aforementioned 1,500 feet, which included tripping and falling on your face on a rock slide.

How Do You Break In Your Barrels, and Should You Bother?

May 23, 2013

How do you break in your barrels? Is it even worth it? The BullShooters investigate.