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
policeone-gun-surveyQ5

We are all too familiar with the opposition to private firearms ownership and public attacks made on it. Far too often, some police chief or sheriff will stand up in front of cameras and denounce gun ownership, so-called assault weapons, standard-capacity magazines, or whatever the current Read More…

EXACTO Steerable Bullet Path

Bullets that change their paths as they fly, acting like guided missiles. Sounds like science fiction–but it’s real. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which is charged with “maintaining the technological superiority of the U.S. military,” has revealed Read More…

Testing a Bulletproof Cap

Back in December, I posted about a conceptual bulletproof cap. Some folks pooh-poohed the idea out of hand, but I looked up BulletSafe’s president at the 2015 SHOT Show and had a talk with him. I found out it was definitely a real product. I recently learned that the first panel had been made Read More…

The Lego "Colt Anaconda" Working Revolver

To quote Don Henley, “I’ve been a lot of places and I’ve seen a lot of things, but sonny I’ve seen one thing beats ’em all.” And so far, it’s this handy-dandy revolver made of Legos. This Lego “iron” doesn’t operate exactly like a typical Read More…

A happy hunter with a well-earned gobbler. Photo © Russ Chastain

All hunters want to be better at what they do, and turkey hunting is one of the toughest forms of hunting there is. With the help of the NWTF, here are some tips and resources to help you become a better tom-taker. Shoot your shotgun at a range. Scatterguns have unique traits and you want[.....]

Moose

With moose numbers falling in some areas of the state, New Hampshire game managers have begun taking action to protect this valuable resource. Wildlife managers have complex jobs, and they exist to serve the people and protect their wildlife resources – for the enjoyment and use of the people, Read More…