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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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How’s this for a great idea: Create an alphabet using photographs of guns and ammo, then offer personalized wall hangings. Oh, and print them in a sepia tone with a rustic USA-flag backdrop, overlaid with the Constitution. I love it! It’s being offered on Amazon.com by Personal Prints, Read More…

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Do a Web search for ‘Williams sisters,’ and what do you get? A bunch of info on renowned tennis players Venus and Serena. But there are a couple of other Williams sisters who are making a name for themselves on the shooting range rather than the tennis court. Justine and Jalise Williams Read More…

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Florida’s wildlife managers have reportedly voted against holding a bear hunt in 2016. In my opinion, this is a failure. After nearly seven hours of comments from staff and the public on Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 4-3 not to hold a bear hunt this Read More…

water-wheel-generator

Free electricity. Gotta love it, right? One guy sure does, at least when his creek’s not flooded or frozen. This admittedly crude setup, much of it done with free materials, produces power to run lights, television, etc. A spillway built into a shallow creek dumps water onto a homemade water Read More…