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The Basics of Bow String Maintenance
(www.alloutdoor.com) by Cody Larrimore- As you probably already realize, your bow string is an essential part of your bow; if there is no string then there is no possibility of shooting. It would be like a car without a motor. That being said it is very important that you keep an eye on the condition of the string so as to make sure that it will deliver the best performance possible. The most comm...

Top Five All-Around Sporting Cartridges
(americanrifleman.org.) Aficionados of sporting rifles detest the notion of one rifle that can do virtually everything. We love rifles, and the more, the better. But there are those who cannot afford or don’t want a gaggle of rifles to take care of. They value simplicity and versatility, and often they like to say, “Beware the man with one gun. He probably knows how to use it.” Here’s a look at fi...

Police Chief in Uniform Told to Leave Gun Outside Ikea
(nbcwashington.com) By Chris Gordon-Takoma Park Police Chief Alan Goldberg said in 35 years in law enforcement he's never had a store tell him that he would have to leave his service weapon in the car or leave — especially when he was in his police uniform. But that's what happened July 4 in the Ikea in College Park when Goldberg had stopped in with his daughter. Goldberg was in uniform because he...

HSM's new .257 Weatherby Magnum
(TheOutdoorwire.com) Stevensville, MT, Hunting Shack Munitions, Inc.(HSM brand) - HSM's hot new.257 Weatherby Magnum round delivers extreme accuracy and controlled lethality - especially at longer ranges. PRODUCT FACTS: HSM's match-accurate .257 Weatherby Magnum round is designed to deliver consistent, high-velocity killing energy at extended ranges. It sends a 115-grain Berger VLD bullet through ...

Meprolight TRU-DOT RDS Battery Powered Reflex Sight
From TheFirearmblog.com: This is a TFB exclusive preview of the upcoming Meprolight (Mepro) TRU-DOT RDS battery powered reflex sight. The Mepro TRU-DOT RDS is a lower cost commercial version of the Mepro M5 reflex sight (TFB preview), which it was developed as the successor to the Mepro M21 (TFB review). The original criteria for the M5 called for an increase in the field-of-view, adjust...

Stag Arms Offering American Flag Rifles
From TheFirearmBlog.com, by Sam Cadle- On the heels of Independence day, Stag arms is now offering American flag rifles.  Only available as the model 3 and 3L, the rifles will feature a hydro-dipped American flag coating.  If you are interested in picking one up for yourself or as a gift take a look at the press release below for more information. Stag Arms is also hosting a co...

SureFire Introduces New Versatile Y300 Ultra LED Flashlight
(TheOutdoorhub.com) SureFire is pleased to announce the release of their new Y300 Ultra flashlight. This latest Ultra model—“Ultra” designating it features an ultra-high-output LED that generates a maximum output of 500 lumens—is also ultra-compact, at just 3.6 inches in length, and weighs only 5.5 ounces when loaded with the two 123A lithium batteries that power it. In addition to its 500-lumen m...

Guns rights groups sue Ohio State, cite unlawful ban on firearms on the university's campuses
(www.cleveland.com) By John Caniglia, The Plain Dealer-CLEVELAND, Ohio – Guns rights groups have sued Ohio State University, claiming the school unlawfully bans the possession of firearms by students, faculty and staff at its campuses. Students for Concealed Carry Foundation Inc. and Ohioans for Concealed Carry filed the lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court on Sunday. The suit says Ohio ...

Self Defense Roundup for July 8, 2014 – 17 Documented Defensive Gun Uses
(gunssavelives.net) OK folks, it’s that time of the week again. Time to tackle some of the backlog of defensive gun uses we have sitting in queue. Today we have stories from many different regions in the country encompassing different venues, weapons, and types of crimes stopped. For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article, or we get backlogged...

Finally Justice in the Zimmerman Case: Spike Lee Sued
(www.nationalreview.com) Via Variety: Spike Lee  has been sued by an elderly couple in Florida, whose address he incorrectly identified as the home of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, according to court documents obtained by the  Smoking Gun.The suit claims the “Do the Right Thing” director tweeted out the Florida address along with George Zimmerman’s name in March 2012 to his 240...

Gun Review: Kahr CM9
(TheTruthAboutGuns.com) By Wes Minton-I don’t generally care for micro pistols. I carry a Commander 1911 or larger, and I have never had the need for something smaller. Maybe it’s a confidence thing, I’m not sure. One thing I am sure of is that the micro compact market has been exploding in recent years. Guns like the Smith & Wesson Shield, and the Springfield XD-S have been flying off of the ...

Is Glock Considering New Colors?
(www.thefirearmblog.com) Glock sent out a survey a few weeks back asking participants if they’d consider purchasing a Glock in different frame colors. The choices were Flat Dark Earth, Desert Sand, OD Green or Sniper Gray. They also asked what frame color you’d choose if the gun was a gift for a woman. The options for the second question were Black, Pink, Purple, Tiffany Blue as well as the colors...

The Inevitability of Foreign Entanglements
By George Friedman-The Fourth of July weekend gave me time to consider events in Iraq and Ukraine, U.S.-German relations and the Mexican borderland and immigration. I did so in the context of the founding of the United States, asking myself if America has strayed from the founders' intent with regard to foreign policy. Many people note Thomas Jefferson's warning that the United States should pursu...

US Army Set to Replace M9 9mm Pistol
(Fishgame.com) The U.S. Army is moving forward to replace the Cold War-era M9 9mm pistol with a more powerful handgun that also meets the needs of the other services. As the lead agent for small arms, the Army will hold an industry day July 29 to talk to gun makers about the joint, Modular Handgun System or MHS. The MHS would replace the Army’s inventory of more than 200,000 outdated M9 pistols an...

City of Chicago Ordered to Pay NRA’s Legal Fees – Again
(TheOutdoorhub.com) $1.5 Million and Counting – The Taxpayer’s Burden of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s and the City of Chicago’s Refusal to Recognize Second Amendment Rights. The United States District Court in the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the City of Chicago to reimburse $940,000 in legal expenses incurred by the NRA. The NRA had challenged Chicago’s ban on gun sales within city limi...

Ten Top Self-defense Ammo Picks
(TheOutdoorhub.com) By Tom McHale: With a controversial topic like the best self-defense ammo out there, I have to include a couple of explanations and disclaimers. You have to be careful about blanket statements when it comes to ammo performance. There are just too many variables. For example, you can’t necessarily say things like “Mega Blaster Yellow Tips” are the best. You might be able to say ...

Facebook Removes Texas Cheerleader’s Hunting Pictures
(TheOutdoorhub.com) Kendall Jones, 19, ignited a firestorm of debate when she posted pictures from her African hunting safari on Facebook, prompting criticism and even death threats. The photographs show Jones, a Texas Tech cheerleader, with various animals, including Africa’s “Big Five” species: elephant, lion, white rhino, water buffalo, and leopard. According to Reuters, Facebook removed the pi...

Concealed Carry Citizen Stops Mass Shooting
(janmorganmedia.com) Here’s one you won’t hear or see on any of the mainstream media, Moms Demand Action, Everytown for Gun Safety or any other anti-gun outlet. That’s because it is yet another example of how the most restrictive gun control laws in the nation don’t stop bad guys from getting guns and how good guys with guns use their guns to stop bad guys with guns and save lives. First, lets loo...

NSSF Bullet Points 7-7-14
Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act Faces Crucial Senate Vote Today-The "Bipartisan Sportsmen's Act," S. 2363, with 45 co-sponsors and the support of the nation's leading sportsmen's and traditional conservation groups, faces a key procedural vote later today that will allow Senators to take up the historic package of legislation to expand hunting, fishing and shooting opportunities on public lands. Today,...

States Look to Gun Seizure Law After Mass Killings
(abcnews.com) By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press-HARTFORD, Conn. — As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. Connecticut's law allows judges to order guns temporarily seized af...
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Winchester model 42 magazine tube problem

  I am working on a model 42 Winchester model 42 pump .410 sn 10313X manf. in 1953.  The magazine tube is buggered up a bit on the interupted thread area that locks it into the receiver extension. In the past it has been abused and it is missing the magazine band key between the barrel and magazine and also the action slide spring. I have the 2 missing parts on order (most pa...

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30 Days of Preparing for Spring Storms and the Stinging Heat of Summer Day 14: Pesky Mosquitoes, Scorpions, Bees and Other Critters that Bite and Sting

Spring and summer brings out the bugs. Try having a Fourth of July barbecue without mosquitoes and flies. Camping, hiking, hunting and even a picnic in the par...