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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
timney-ar-trigger-03

For you AR-15 lovers — especially those who enjoy competitive shooting — TFB reports that Timney is developing a drop-in competition trigger that just might become the best thing out there. The trigger was sighted on a factory tour, where TFB’s Patrick R met with Timney’s Read More…

carcano-semi-auto

This is an interesting beast. Ian of Forgotten Weapons gives us a tour of this unusual rifle, which apparently began life as regular old M91 Carcano manually-operated turnbolt rifle — the same model allegedly used to slay John F. Kennedy in 1963. The rifle in the video was originally dated Read More…

amsoilgunproducts

Well, whattaya know? Turns out, Amsoil makes products for guns as well as other machinery. The Amsoil name is well-known for specialized synthetic lubricants, but I’ve always associated them with vehicles and other engine-driven equipment. These days, they are making a couple new products that Read More…

dod-directive

Finally, it appears that some changes in the works to allow U.S.A. military personnel to carry personal firearms on base for their own personal protection. Military.com reports that this is “a move that the Army’s service chief argued against publicly.” A Department of Defense Read More…