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The Essential Ed Lowry on Shotshell Velocity and Patterns

Mossberg and Weatherby, The Battle of the 20 Gauges Part One

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Striker-Fired 9mm Full Size Pistol Roundup

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Federal 3RD DEGREE Turkey Ammo

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The Not So Super Winchester SX4 Shotgun

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Neil Winston's Easy Shotgun Point of Impact Testing

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2017 Low Light Hunting Scope Comparison

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Caldwell Universal Pistol Mag Charger

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2017 Rangefinder Roundup and the Vortex Ranger 1500

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February 2017 Update: Remington V3 12 Gauge Autoloader

The 2017 Winchester SX4 Puzzler

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Morbidly Stupid Government, Morbidly Stupid Gun Law

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The Lightweight Long Action Centerfire Rifle

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Federal's new 12 Gauge Target Shotshell: Federal Premium Gold Medal Grand

The Tragic Tinker Toy Effect of Cheap Guns

The Sidewinder that Saves Your Life by North American Arms

On The Savage 10ML-II 12/8/2016

In Need of Twenty Gauge Opinions

All About Pheasant Hunting

Where, Oh Where Did My Shotshell Pattern Go?

The Solution to Miserable Browning Trigger Pollution: Jim at Cole Gunsmithing

Shotgun Pattern Loss By Range

2016 Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Phase Two

Review: 2016 Mossberg 930 Pro-Series Sporting Shotgun Part Two

Review: 2016 Mossberg 930 Pro-Series Sporting Shotgun Part One

A Look at Federal's Buffered 16 Gauge Loads

Compared: Benelli M2 20 Gauge Vs. Browning A5 Sweet Sixteen Part One

REVIEW: 2016 Browning Sweet Sixteen 16 gauge Autoloading Shotgun, Part Two

Review: 2016 Browning Sweet Sixteen 16 Gauge Autoloader, Part One

Firearms Bargains of the Fall 2016

Shotgun Recoil

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Trulock Super Waterfowl Chokes

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