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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting.

He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he’s pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so 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
Browning Semi-Auto Rimfire2

Back in November, I reported that the state of Pennsylvania was working towards allowing the use of semi-automatic rifles for hunting… or at least that it was possible. PA governor Tom Wolf signed a bill last fall which gave the PA game commission the authority to enter the 20th century and Read More…

A silencer or suppressor with a rifle threaded to accept it.

In a move that exemplifies ignorance in government, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D, NY) has released a statement pledging to fight against proposed legislation that would relax regulations regarding suppressors (a.k.a. silencers). The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 doesn’t deregulate Read More…