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

Here’s something that could be cool. QuickSafes offers small storage compartments that can allow you to store valuables hidden in plain sight, with their main thrust being their QuickLock, which is an electronic lock that opens when you get an RFID card near it. Here’s a video overview Read More…


This video isn’t as succinct as the one where the guy forges a tomahawk from a wrench, but this project also involves a whole lot more work. We watch as he takes a block of steel and transforms it into a good, solid working hatchet. I like everything he did except for the handle. Among[.....]


In these photos posted to imgur, we see articles left over from World War II (purportedly in Russia), which have become partially swallowed by trees growing up around them. Some of the trees must have been somewhat mature when the items were left there, such as this rifle that was probably leaned up Read More…