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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.

Recent Posts
tire-grooving

This guy said he wanted to freshen up the tread on the old worn 40″ TSL mud tires on his “trail truck.” I don’t have a lot of money for a $400 tire groover, so I did some YouTube research and this is what I came up with.” For low speed use, which is what[.....]

(Photo: TIHK)

TIHK, the company which came up with the concealable handcuff key and made it a success, is taking pre-orders for their newest product: the Evadeclip. It’s essentially a tiny, easily-concealable thing with a small pocket clip. It has a small stainless steel saw “to cut rope, cordage, and Read More…

pokemon

If you hate Pokemon as much as I do — especially the latest “Pokemon Go” virtual “hunting” craze, you might just love this video, in which multiple firearms are used to shoot the stuffing out of a Pokemon toy. Turn down your sound before you play it, though… Read More…

(Original photo: 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office)

I’d have to say that this is one way to know for certain when a police shooting is justified: When one of the officer’s bullets travels straight down the barrel of the suspect’s pistol, from muzzle to chamber. I ain’t kidding! It reportedly happened in Aurora, Colorado back Read More…

waffle-house

DeSoto, Texas — So a crook reportedly walks into a Waffle House toting an AK47 rifle. He proceeds to rob the business as well as several customers before he walks outdoors, but a concealed carrier who was worried about his wife’s safety (she was in the parking lot approaching the Read More…

(Photo: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories)

Bulletproof silk? That’s pretty much what Kraig Labs has just received a contract to produce for the U.S. Army. Yesterday, they announced a contract to produce “ballistic shoot packs constructed from its proprietary Dragon Silk™ material for performance testing. These shoot packs will Read More…

HCA pistol in presentation case with a pair of round balls, some bullets and caps, and a small custom powder measure.
Photo © Russ Chastain

When local gunsmith George Halstead decided to build another double-barreled muzzleloading pistol, he opted to make it nicer than his own–and to give it to his sister. He even got hold of a nice wooden box and made a custom-fitted presentation case for it. Unlike the prototype, this one has Read More…