Richard Mann


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The Empty Cases’ Guide to Being a Real, Gun Using, Outdoor Kind of Man

Own a truck. Always have a knife. Carry a knife. Always. The only time you should not have a knife is when you are naked, in a bed or when you’re swim

Cats in the Cradle

There is only a brief moment in time when you will have plenty of time to spend with your son and he will have plenty to spend with you. That time wit


Firearms for Personal Protection

A lot of, no, most of the books directed at firearms for personal protection approach the subject from a not so very practical standpoint. It seems many of the authors think readers all want to be the next Delta Force member. Maybe some do and maybe some enjoy reading how to do that. However, the tr
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Carbon Killer

Shooters spend a lot of time worrying about copper fouling in their bore. I know that I’ll lose respect when I tell you this but, I hardly ever clean the inside of a rifle or handgun barrel. Why? As long as its shooting good, what’s the use? I’ve had rifles that showed a deteriorat
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Practical Hunting Accuracy

What is practical hunting accuracy? Ask this question at a gathering of gun writers and you’ll likely become engaged in a discussion in minutes of angle (MOA.) Ask it at a campfire at a hunting camp and the discussion / disagreement will take a different but similar turn. It seems to always come bac
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The Wilderness Rifle, COL Cooper and Townsend Whelen

Over the years gun writers have written about Cooper’s scout rifle concept. His creation has been promoted, dissected and even misrepresented. At the same time major manufacturers have created their version of the scout and so have custom rifle builders. Being that Cooper established the definition
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When I graduated high school Remington introduced a new rifle. It was called the model Seven and I wanted one. But, a single 18 year old who already owned a model 700 had a lot of other things to spend his money on. (If I’d have been smart I’d have spent my money on the model Seven and s
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Gimmie Three Steps

Ronnie Van Zant’s words were ringing in my ears. The deer was 30 yards away, broadside and just needed three steps to be in the clear. Montana was on the gun, eye in the scope and ready. The minutes clicked by, the deer continued to eat and my heart was beating so loud I knew Montana could hea
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