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A lifelong hunter and shooter, Russ Chastain has made it a point to learn much about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. Having started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and pursuing deer with rifles since 1982, his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998.

Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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The SHOT Show is a marathon of madness, highlighted by the occasional discovery of something really great. That’s what happened yesterday in a media brunch. After downing a breakfast burrito, I made the rounds of the product tables… and one thing jumped out at me: The Bore Boss. This Read More…

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While walking the floor at SHOT Show 2017, I stopped by Battenfeld‘s booth. The company owns quite a few shooting-related and outdoor brands, and they’re always coming out with something new. Here are a few of the new items for 2017: Tipton Ultra Gun Vise The Tipton Ultra Gun Vise looks Read More…

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Several years ago, I watched a guy at the SHOT Show demonstrating a magazine loader. I stopped briefly, then walked away in that jaded SHOT-induced daze that many show-goers experience. But it stuck with me, and I later got in touch with Guy Tal, the inventor of the MagLULA (Magazine Loader and Read More…

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This one hits close to home for me. I live with an hour’s drive of the University of Florida and less than a mile from prime bass fishing territory… and believe me when I tell you that the current can be swift (and the real-life gators can get hungry) on the rivers and other Read More…

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Picture your favorite shooting range. Now picture your favorite shooting range on a day when you forgot something important at home, such as ear plugs, targets, or thumb tacks. Or maybe you just need something you didn’t expect to need: Batteries, screwdrivers, band-aids, super glue, tape, or Read More…