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Author Randy Bauman

Randy Bauman was lead instructor for seven years at the Boy Scouts of America National Camping School-Shooting Sports Section, and he has a lifetime interest in teaching others about firearms. His primary passion is big-game hunting, mainly DIY backpack hunting deep in the wilderness. That passion for hunting led him to become a Life Member of Safari Club International and he currently serves as President of the Central Washington Chapter of SCI.


Gear Reviews

Best 2-Way Radios [Hands-On]: FRS, GMRS, & MURS

Get comms even when your phone says "No Service" with 2-way radios. We cover the various types of two-way radios and the best models. All in-hand tested. (Read)

Gun Reviews

Mini-14 Ranch Rifle [Hands-On Review]

Looking for a nice .223 rifle that's not an AR? We hands-on test a couple Mini-14 Ranch rifles for accuracy, ergonomics, reliability, price, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Predator Calls: Coyotes, Bobcats, Foxes, & More

Make predators come to you. We cover our favorite models of electronic and mouth calls for coyotes, bobcats, foxes, mountain lions, and more. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

5 Best Remington 700 Triggers: Maximum Accuracy

Looking to get the most accuracy out of your Remington 700? You'll want an upgraded trigger. We'll go over important specs and our favorite R700 triggers. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

.243 Win Vs .308 Win: Comparison & Best Ammo

The .243 and .308 Winchester are two popular hunting cartridges. But what's the best for you? We cover the pros/cons of each plus our favorite ammo picks. (Read)

Ammo

.300 Winchester Mag [Caliber]: Best Ammo & Rifles

From Alaska to Zimbabwe, .300 Win Mag is open the top choice for big game and stopping long-distance baddies. Find out why, plus ammo and rifle suggestions. (Read)

Pistol

Best Affordable Full-Sized Pistols for Under $400

Looking for your first pistol? Want to add something to your collection that wont leave you eating ramen for a month? Fear not, because we have a list of some of the best full-sized pistols for you to pick from. Discover your first, or next, pistol here! (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Cold Weather Shooting Tips For You & Your Gun

Know how to keep yourself and your guns ready even in the dead of winter! Here's some of our top cold weather shooting tips. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

Best Remington 700 Stocks & Chassis

Even a classic needs an update. Find out the best Remington 700 stock or chassis for you...from hunting to tactical or even competition purposes. (Read)

Buyer's Guide

.308 Win Vs .300 Win Mag: [Battle of the .30 Calibers]

Stuck between .308 Win or .300 Win Mag? We'll cover the similarities, differences, pros, cons, and best ammo so you can choose your new .30 cal round. (Read)

Optics & Scopes

6 Best Binoculars: How to Choose Your Perfect Pair

Hunting, bird watching, or shooting groups...binoculars are an integral part of your kit. But what makes a great pair and how do you choose the best one? (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Ruger American Predator: Affordable 1000 Yard Rifle

Can you get a 1000 yard rifle with an optic for under $1000? The Ruger American Predator plus a sweet Vortex scope show that you can. See the results! (Read)

How-To

How to Mount a Scope (And Not Screw It Up)

Correctly mounting your scope doesn't need to be scary. We cover the essential tools and walk you through the entire process for bolt guns and AR-15s. (Read)

Gun Reviews

[Review] Sig Sauer P938: Tiny 9mm 1911 Goodness?

There are lots of good CCW guns on the market and this 9mm Sig Sauer is one of our favorites! Learn all about the P938, why we love it, and if it's for you. (Read)
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