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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Historically, Winchester has built some very fine rifles. The Model 70 Ultimate Shadow Hunter SS would certainly make my wish list. It is just one fine looking and handling rifle that is built around a lightweight, synthetic stock, covered in Mossy Oak Break Up Infinity camo. With its gray overmoulded rubberized gripping surfaces and Winsord Technology recoil pad, this rifle not only looks great, but also handles very well under all weather conditions. It has a forged stainless steel receiver, stainless steel sporter weight free-floating barrel, pre-’64-style controlled round … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Factory ammunition just keeps on improving. It was not too far in the past that I used reloaded ammunition exclusively, but not so any longer. Not only has accuracy improved in factory ammunition, but also terminal performance has improved, with many of the new and improved bullets being used in this ammo. Not to mention that I was always of the view that I could build a load that would generate more velocity and down-range energy than any factory ammo on the market. That has also gone by the … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more news and events stories! The Conservative government ended a seven-year waiver on gun license renewal fees in May, in an effort to collect about $18 million annually from firearms owners. As part of Canada’s Economic Action Plan, the new changes to the firearms regulations restored the $60 license fee for non-restricted weapons. The Conservatives brought in a two-year waiver on the fees in May 2006 and had extended it every year until this year. “The government will not renew the current fee waiver in the current climate of fiscal restraint,” said a Canada … Read more »

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Benelli presents the fastest-shooting, softest-kicking, most reliable lightweight 12-gauge shotgun in the world. The innovative design of this semi-auto shotgun raises the standard in firearms technology. The superbly balanced Vinci embodies a new way of looking at shotgun design. The revolutionary new In-Line Inertia Driven operating system, with superior reliability and lightning fast speed, is the simplest semi-auto shotgun operating system ever devised. Advanced ergonomics assure fluid gun movement. Combine that with the ComforTech Plus recoil reduction system, and Benelli puts in your hands the world’s softest-kicking shotgun. In recent lab tests, the competition had up to 72 per cent … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Building on legendary excellence, Winchester’s new AA TrAAcker wads actually stay centered in the pattern all the way to the target. The shot-trap core design captures a portion of the shot to stabilize the wad and the unique dovetail petals allow the wad to spin-stabilize and track in the center of the pattern. Shells are available in bright orange for low light conditions and in black for bright light conditions. Gauge: 12 Velocity: 1,145 feet per second Dram: 2.75 Shell lengths, inches: 5 ¾, 4 ¾, 3 ¾, 2 … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting stories! We’ve heard every argument in the book about why kids shouldn’t hunt. Unbelievable but true, anti-hunting proponents even argue that introducing kids to hunting increases the probability that they will engage in criminal activity later in life. But those who live the outdoor lifestyle know better.   Retaining Our Hunting Heritage From a practical point of view, ways of life, or heritage activities, are passed down from one generation to the next. Hunting has been a way of life since the beginning of time. I learned to hunt from my father, … Read more »

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Learn how to customize your rifle! How to choose the right riflescope! Avoid rifle deterioration. Interest in bear hunting, black bear hunting in particular, has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade or two; but so too has hunting wild boar, which has been a passion of mine for at least the last 30 years. I have hunted wild boar around the world and, of course, right here in North America. Both provide interesting hunts with a high degree of success. And neither should be taken lightly when it comes to putting them on the ground. In fact, … Read more »

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Dear Dave, I have in my possession an Imperial Ammo catalogue from 1978. On page three it has a chart listing standard lead shot sizes, pellets per ounce, etc. The three largest shot sizes are SG, also known as 1 Buck, SSG also known as 0 Buck, and spec SSG also known as 00 Buck. My question is, what does the SG or SSG designation stand for? Also, do you know where a fellow can get a chart that gives the number of pellets per ounce for steel shot? Thanking you in advance for your time and effort, look forward … Read more »

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