.45 ACP for Bear Protection: Best ammo, and if it’s enough

.45 ACP for Bear Protection: Best ammo, and if it’s enough

Being up close to a Grizzly is a nerve-wracking experience. After a hunter recounted to me his experience of being severely mauled on a mountainside, I decided to write this article. In general, the .45 acp is a poor choice for bear defense. The round is slow, fat, and has fairly poor penetration on tough-skinned…

How Much Do Typical Guns Cost? (Rifle, handgun, shotgun)

How Much Do Typical Guns Cost? (Rifle, handgun, shotgun)

$500 is the average cost of a gun. The most common rifles, pistols, and shotguns are between $350 and $650. A high-quality gun generally costs $1000 or more. ARs are slightly more expensive than other rifles. Shotguns are the cheapest long gun. Hunting Rifle Average Prices Firearm Price Action Type Comments Savage Axis $350 Bolt-Action…

Best .223 Ammo for Coyote Hunting to Bring Them Down Fast

Best .223 Ammo for Coyote Hunting to Bring Them Down Fast

There are multiple arguments about the best coyote ammo, but hunters agree on the need to drop them fast. The most effective .223 ammo for coyotes is Hornady Superformance Varmint 53 Grain V-MAX. It combines the highest ballistic coefficient with great accuracy, the highest velocity, and the least damage to the pelt. There are other…

Why Do Some Shotguns Have Two Barrels? Now You Know!

Why Do Some Shotguns Have Two Barrels? Now You Know!

I’ve owned most every variety of shotgun available, and some no longer made; their history and design are simply amazing. Some shotguns have two barrels in order to allow the shooter to fire more shells. Early shotguns were slow to load and a second loaded barrel proved indispensable on the frontier. Some modern tactical shotguns…