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Tips for Busting Clays

I was very nervous about my first dove hunt. I was in my early 20s at the time and had never shot anything that moved. When I was a child, my father and I spent sunny afternoons shooting cans and other small objects with his .22 rifle, but I had...


Create a Long Range Muzzleloader

Tips from the pros on maximizing your muzzleloader accuracy out to 200 yards


50 Million Shotgun Rounds to Support Pheasants Forever Conservation

Federal Premium recently surpassed a total of 50 million shotgun shells sold in support of Pheasants Forever, the nation’s leading upland habitat conservation organization. These special shells are all sold in boxes marked with the Pheasants Forever logo, as part of an on-box royalty program. Federal Premium and Pheasants Forever’s...


Chad Schearer’s Top 7 Tips on Black-Powder Rifle Shooting

Realtree pro staffer Chad Schearer has hunted with a muzzleloading rifle on five continents over the past 20 years. Add that to being CVA’s director of media relations and it adds up to significant experience with a muzzleloader. Schearer shared his top tips for getting the most out of your...


Hunting with Suppressors: Trending Toward the Quiet Side

James Bond didn’t do hunters any favors. At least that’s how Knox Williams sees it. He believes 007 movies and other celluloid fantasies gave the public many misconceptions about suppressors, some of which persist. For years, many Americans considered them tools for poachers and criminals, and most would never have...


6 Tips for Better Handgun Shooting

Shooting a handgun can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. Becoming a better handgun shooter starts with minding the details, little things you may not be considering, such as: 1. Grip It Hard, Hard, Harder Grip your handgun with equal amount of pressure with...


Realtree Sponsors National Hunting and Fishing Day

National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHF Day) is a celebration of what we at Realtree like to do with friends and family in the outdoors. NASCAR legend Richard Childress, this year's honorary chair for NHF Day, asks you to participate and take someone hunting or fishing in this video ...


4 Tips for Buying Your First Hunting or Shooting Rifle

Picking a rifle is not as intimidating as it may appear standing before a well-stocked counter at a sporting-goods store. But matching yourself to the right rifle can make a lot of difference when it comes to accuracy and your comfort level in shooting. CVA offers a variety of rifles...


5 Tips for 3-Gun Shooting

There are a couple ways to approach 3-gun shooting. First, as an action-packed, trigger-intensive competition. Second, as an action-packed, trigger-intensive way to practice shooting pistols, rifles and shotguns. I lean toward the second because, well, I just don’t devote enough time to it to think I’m going to climb very...


Realtree Gun Shooting Tips: How to See Better with Your Rifle Scope

Ever wish you could see better through your rifle scope? Read on. Oh Say Can You See It’s a fact that great optics help you see things more clearly. You can study the antlers of a deer hidden in brush, or focus on the chest of a bull elk back...


Build Your Own Shooting Range

Remember that buck you missed? I’m not talking about the one in your formidable years. I’m talking about the shot you blew a couple seasons ago on that deer that should be hanging in your den. You know, the one you see in your mind every time you look at...


How to Set Up an AR-15 for Hunting

AR15s and AR-10s are ideal rifle for many hunting situations. Here’s how to set one up that’s right for you.


Champion Traps & Targets Offer New VisiColor Reactive Targets

Editor's note: If you've ever shot at reactive paper targets, you know it's both effective for sighting-in your gun, and, well, fun. Check out the details here . . . – S.H. OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – February 22, 2017 – Champion Traps & Targets , makers of interactive and challenging...


A Case for Soft Gun Cases

When it comes to traveling with, and protecting, firearms, the options today are nearly endless. There are thousands of soft, hard, and a combination of those available. Before you open your wallet, you’ll need to open the gun vault, the trunk of your car, and possibly your state’s regulation books...


Tips for Gun Stock Replacement

When it comes to the rifle or shotgun that every hunter carries, there are some upgrades that could possibly turn that standard firearm into a greater firearm or better performer in the field. I’m not knocking wood (pun intended) but one upgrade is a synthetic stock. These stocks tend to...


5 Steps to Long-Range Rifle Accuracy

It seems like every rifle shooter suddenly wants to be an “American Sniper.” We used to think we were real riflemen when younger, taking the occasional mule deer or pronghorn at 400-plus yards. Though we practiced obsessively, we really were stretching things with the light rounds we were shooting then...


Concealed Carry Tips for Hunters

Many hunters think of a defensive firearm as an afterthought, especially if they’re already carrying a shotgun or rifle. They might carry a handgun to hunt camp, but often as not, it lands in a pack on a back where, if it's needed fast, it can't be accessed. The truth...


10 Best Guns for Hog Hunting

Any bullet and rifle combination you’d use for deer hunting will kill a hog deader than dollar gas, but then again, you can pound a nail with a monkey wrench if that's all you have. Since surly wild boars can weigh 300 pounds and grow tusks the size of small...


Turkey Hunting with the .410

Virtually every turkey gun innovation on the market – from gun to optic to choke to shotshell – is created in the name of more power, which equals more range. Turkeys are physically tough birds. No argument in that. In many states (not all), a 20-gauge is the minimum legal...


Three Guns for Everything

There are about 300 million guns belonging to 85 million gun owners in the U.S. And thankfully, we aren't limited to owning just three of them apiece. But what if it was go-time, and three was all you got? The end of the world, with limited space in the car...


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