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Q&A How difficult is it to cut down a 22lr barrel liner?

I am looking at buying a 22lr barrel liner, but the ones I have found online are longer than I want by about 6 inches. If I buy one of those, how difficult would it be to cut it shorter and then r...

1 answer  ·  posted 1y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 1y ago by dsr‭

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Q&A How far apart should scope rings be on a picatinny rail?

I just got a new hunting rifle, scope, and rings. The rifle has a picatinny rail so I am not limited in ring placement the way I would be with some of the other mounting systems. Is there any adva...

0 answers  ·  posted 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 2y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A How do I remove 22lr bullet that's stuck to the bolt from the rifle?

I have recently loaded a bullet --which didn't fire twice when I pulled the trigger of a bolt action western field m820a 22lr rifle. I have pulled the bolt all the way back but the bullet is stuc...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Michael Crivello‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Carrying a gun openly while hiking in western North Carolina

I know that NC permits open carry but I'm actually interested in cultural implications of running into people in the woods who may be weirded out by it. I've hiked a lot in places where it's legal ...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What sort of accuracy should I expect at 100 yards from slugs fired from a smoothbore shotgun?

A lot of deer hunters put a rifled barrels on their shotgun and shoot sabot slugs. I know that without rifling a sabot slug has no stability. But there are two common types of slugs designed for ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by feetwet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What should I look for in a spinning 22lr target?

I am looking to get a spinning 22lr target, the fun thing about these is that if you hit them the target spins and then resets so it's very clear that you either hit or missed. There are all diffe...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the relative advantages of .308 and .30-06

As a relative newcomer to the shooting/hunting world, I am looking to buy my first big game rifle. Now, I know what rifle I want, just not what caliber to get it in. The two calibers that I am lef...

7 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by razumny‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is 5R barrel rifling more accurate than 4 or 6 groove rifling?

I am looking for a new hunting rifle, and one of the features I keep seeing advertised is 5R rifling where there are 5 lands and grooves instead of 4 or 6. Supposedly this makes the barrel more ac...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a M1A1 carbine replica production?

I've always wanted to have an M1A1 carbine. However, I don't want an "original" one because I think that this would be too valuable in my hands. I don't want to take one away from a real collector....

0 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a M1A1 carbine replica production?

I've always wanted to have an M1A1 carbine. However, I don't want an "original" one because I think that this would be too valuable in my hands. I don't want to take one away from a real collector....

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by OddDeer‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the standard barrel length used for calculating the velocity of ammunition?

If you buy a box of ammunition, it usually says the muzzle velocity on the box in addition to the bullet weight (or you can find the information online). Given that bullet velocity depends on the ...

1 answer  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would a scope from an air gun work on a "real" gun?

I am an avid air gun shooter, and have been for many years. I recently got rid of most of my air guns, replacing all but one with the Umarex Hämmerli CR 20s. The CR 20s comes with a Walther 3-9x40 ...

2 answers  ·  posted 9y ago by razumny‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Bear spray vs. rifles against polar bears?

In Svalbard, the arctic archipelago administrated by Norway, anyone leaving Longyearbyen is required to carry a rifle for their own safey. For grizzly bears, Wikivoyage recommends that Bear repelle...

5 answers  ·  posted 10y ago by gerrit‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How can one assess the fit of a shotgun?

How can I determine whether a shotgun fits (or can be easily adapted to fit) me without having the chance to test fire it? (And without spending thousands of dollars for customization?) Whether f...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by feetwet‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to fire .38 cartridges in a 38.40

I have an old Marlin 38.40 lever action rifle and am having trouble finding ammo for it. Can I fire modern .38 cartridges in this rifle?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Kevin‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is there a handgun or rifle target practice set-up for the home?

I want to learn target practice inside my house. The goal is to eventually use these skills in The Great Outdoors. I'm looking for: a non-real (e.g. BB type) handgun or rifle that has realistic r...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by thanks_in_advance‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A In the absence of lead, what can I use for a projectile in a flintlock rifle?

A flintlock rifle is a weapon that can be indefinitely reloaded without any reliance on infrastructure. Gunpowder can be made from resources commonly found in the outdoors (urine as the nitrate sou...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What features should I look for in a scope for a .308?

I've Googled this a lot over the last couple of days, but it feels like most of the answers are aimed at target shooting. I live in South Africa, and we do allot of hunting in the bushveld as well ...

1 answer  ·  posted 6y ago by Richard Bailey‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why use a 20 MOA rail on top of a rifle?

Some hunting rifles come with a 20 MOA rail on top for mounting the scope or you can purchase the rails separately. What is the point of a 20 MOA rail?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pros and cons of first vs second focal plane rifle scopes?

There are two types of rifle scopes when it comes to which focal plane the reticle is etched on and they are called first or second focal plane scopes. What is the difference between the two types...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Why would one type of 22lr ammo be louder than another?

I was doing some target 22 target practice and had three different brands of ammo, supersonic Thunderbolt 35 grain, Aguila 40 grain subsonic and Aguila 60 grain subsonic. The Thunderbolt was the l...

2 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is a .22 air-rifle powerful enough for a clean kill of a rabbit?

Many many years ago me and my brothers used to go rabbit hunting with air-rifles. I was pretty young TBH and the details are not sharp in my mind. It occurred to me that the .22 calibre air-rifle t...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by System‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Locations to sight in a rifle around Boise, Idaho

One thing I need to do to prepare for deer season is to sight in my rifle. I'm new to the Boise area and don't know where I should go. I'd prefer to go somewhere free, but if the only options avail...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Erik‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A How to deal with a rifle scope where the relief is too short?

When a rifle has a scope where the relief is too short for comfortable shooting, are there any options other than replacing the scope? The scope has a adjustable relief, but even with that I have t...

1 answer  ·  posted 9y ago by Don Branson‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the advantage of a fluted barrel on a hunting rifle?

As I look for a new hunting rifle, I see that some have fluted barrels, such as the Mossberg Patriot for example and some do not. What would the advantage of a fluted barrel be?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between a rifle and a shotgun?

This is one of those things, that seems like it has just always been in my knowledge. A recent comment about rifles on a question about shotguns got me thinking, it really is not all that simple. ...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Sighting in a Rifle without firing a shot

I was wondering if there is a way to sight in a rifle scope without firing a shot. There are some reasons why I think it would useful to be able to do this. One depending on the scope you may hav...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by bigyert‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What to look for in a rifle bipod?

I am planning on getting a bipod for my rifle, in the hope of being more accurate and able to hit targets at longer ranges. What features should I look for in a rifle bipod?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A Can a gun spontaneously fire?

There is a news story out this week, (The end of April, 2019) about a school resource officer's weapon discharging while in his holster. In my experience as a gun owner and hunter, it's hard for m...

3 answers  ·  posted 3y ago by TecBrat‭  ·  last activity 3y ago by System‭

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Q&A What does it mean for a caliber to be flat shooting?

Certain calibers such as the 300 Winchester Magnum are often called flat shooting. What does that mean and why would a hunter care that the caliber is flat shooting when selecting a rifle to go h...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a cartridge&#x2019;s point-blank-range?

Related to the idea of a flatter shooting cartridge, and the reason why a flatter cartridge makes it easier to hit the animal within the vital area, is the concept of point-blank-range. What is po...

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Would a gunshot echo in a cave?

I'm writing a story in which someone is shot in a cave system. Another character is an adjoining tunnel some distance and at least a few tunnel intersections away. Would the sound of the shot reach...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Tammy‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Which wildlife is it legal to hunt in the UK?

Does someone have a list or a link of exactly which UK wildlife it is legal to hunt &amp; safe (&amp; tasty) to eat? For example, are rabbits safe to eat, or is myxomatosis still a problem? Backgr...

1 answer  ·  posted 8y ago by kittylyst‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A In shooting, what is a MOA (minute of angle)?

In hunting/shooting, you will often see the term MOA (which stands for minute of angle). What exactly is an (MOA) minute of angle when it comes to shooting?

1 answer  ·  posted 4y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A 20-shot magazine for Lee-Enfield?

Do you know where I can get a 20-shot magazine for a 1917 303 MKIII Lee-Enfield rifle? I currently have a 10-shot magazine. I have searched the internet and I've seen a picture of one but have n...

0 answers  ·  posted 4y ago by Alexa Kirk‭  ·  last activity 4y ago by System‭

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Q&A Storing hunting firearms and ammo in a safe not designed for them?

I just got my first handgun and had previously bought a safe that we had used for other things. The safe is a made by first alert, and is the 2087F. It says in the manual, which I've thankfully kep...

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Krythic‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between single and double action revolvers?

Some revolvers are single action and some are double action, what exactly is the difference between the two types?

2 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the difference between single action (SA), double action/single action (DA/SA) and double action only(DAO) semi-auto pistols

Somewhat like revolvers, semi-automatic pistols also come in single action, double action/single action and double action only. Also while there are similarities to how this terminology is used wi...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭

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Q&A Shooting into tree

A few weeks ago, I strapped a target onto a tree that was about 1.5-2' in diameter to sight my muzzleloader on private property. I fired about a dozen .50 cal bullets into the tree. In addition t...

4 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by amphibient‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is a top strap on a revolver?

Some revolvers like the earliest Colts do not have top straps, and that is the easy way of telling them apart from the early Remingtons or from any modern revolvers. What exactly is a top strap on...

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the advantages/disadvantages of octagonal barrels?

Some modern firearms can come with either round or octagonal barrels, such as the 45-70 Marlin Guide vs the 45-70 Marlin Cowboy. What would the advantages of one over the other be?

1 answer  ·  posted 5y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A When should you carry a firearm when hiking/trekking?

When my friend planned to hike the Appalachian trail, his mother insisted he take her small handgun. I didn't think it would be a great idea in that case, but I'm sure there must be times when such...

9 answers  ·  posted 8y ago by That Idiot‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What is the responsible way to sell a firearm?

I am moving to a different state soon. In order to make the move easier I have decided to sell some of my firearms. I live in a state that doesn't have universal background checks, unfortunately. ...

6 answers  ·  posted 5y ago by Unknown Coder‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A What are the pro and cons of two stage vs single stage triggers for hunting?

In addition to getting a trigger with a lighter pull weight, I also have the option of switching from a single stage to a two stage trigger. What would the pros and cons of doing so be?

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A How do you remove a bullet from a cartridge?

While reloading some cartridges, I was on the last step of crimping the bullet into the brass case, and made and mistake and the brass was compressed wrong. The other reason for removing a bullet ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Does chambering a round multiple times degrade its accuracy?

My standard procedure when hunting is to hunt with a round in the chamber, safety on and as soon as the day is over or while getting into a vehicle to remove the bullet from the chamber. This can ...

2 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Charlie Brumbaugh‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Is it safe to fire 38 caliber rounds in a 357 magnum pistol?

I have a .357 revolver. The rounds have a significant amount of kick. When I go out target shooting the kick makes it unpleasant to shoot before I have gone through a full box of ammunition. So...

4 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 5y ago by System‭

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Q&A Are there performance differences between lead and lead-free ammunition?

According to this article (full disclosure: I wrote it) lead-based ammunition is a well-known threat to Condors and other scavengers, and may have negative effects on humans who unknowingly ingest ...

1 answer  ·  posted 11y ago by Lost‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A Do shotgun shells containing mixed shot sizes have any applications in hunting?

A friend of mine has a reloading shotgun machine in his basement and often makes specialty loads upon request. He is able to make shotgun shells that have mixed shot sizes of various weights. Are...

3 answers  ·  posted 6y ago by Ken Graham‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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Q&A I have an older shotgun designed for lead shot, can I use steel shot?

I have an older shotgun designed for lead shot, by law I can only fire steel shot. Can I fire steel shot, or do I need get a new shotgun? If I can use steel shot, what additional maintenance is r...

2 answers  ·  posted 7y ago by James Jenkins‭  ·  last activity 6y ago by System‭

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