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Life and Death in Africa

Life and Death in Africa

For most of us who hunt, it is a tradition that has been passed down. It can be difficult when your hunting mentor passes on, but when you are in the field, in truth they will always be at your side.

Field & Stream
10 Great Coyote Cartridges

10 Great Coyote Cartridges

I really enjoy coyote hunting; few things can rival the excitement of calling them in. There are lots of cartridges...

Great Knives for Every Day Carry

Great Knives for Every Day Carry

There are hundreds if not thousands of knives to choose from. Here is a collection to consider. At least one...

Five Best Long Range Big Game Bullets

Five Best Long Range Big Game Bullets

I tested five of the best long-range big game bullets – near and far – to see which ones held...

Seven Handguns for Concealed Carry

Seven Handguns for Concealed Carry

  Here is a look at seven great handguns that are ideal for concealed carry.

10 of the Best Black Bear Cartridges

10 of the Best Black Bear Cartridges

    Here are what I consider 10 of the best black bear cartridges for hunting over bait, with dogs,...

Outdoor Life
10 Great Rimfire Rifles

10 Great Rimfire Rifles

There are a lot of rimfire rifles in the world. Here are 10 of my favorites.

A Common Sense Look at Stopping Power

A Common Sense Look at Stopping Power

  There are lots of opinions on terminal performance when it comes to defensive handguns, and some even subscribe to...

Bargain Bolt Action Rifles

Bargain Bolt Action Rifles

  Here is a look at a selection of great bolt-actions rifles that will not cause a divorce or maxed...

Concentration and Pulling Triggers
NRA’s American Hunter
Wife, Mom, Hunter

Wife, Mom, Hunter

I've said many times that I believe the secret to passing on the heritage of hunting is with moms. If dad is the only hunter,...

Stupid Stuff Hunters Do

Stupid Stuff Hunters Do

Deer hunters do a lot of stupid things. Not because they are stupid, but because they have been fed bad information by folks who ought...

Idaho black Bear on the River of No Return

Idaho black Bear on the River of No Return

A hunt with my Steyr Scout Rifle in the Idaho mountains for black bear has been one of my favorites. The country was breathtaking and...

NRA American Hunter’s #1 On-Line Story for 2017

NRA American Hunter’s #1 On-Line Story for 2017

Yeah, I mean what I said, “the 30-06 sucks!” A lot of folks took that personal. I received death threats, there was calls for me...

GUNS & GEAR Talks with Timney Triggers
NRA’s Shooting Illustrated
Eight Great General Purpose AR15 Loads

Eight Great General Purpose AR15 Loads

Without question the AR15 - in one chambering or another - has become America's general purpose rifle. Because of this...

NRA Shooting Illustrated’s most popular/read article of 2018

NRA Shooting Illustrated’s most popular/read article of 2018

NRA Shooting Illustrated magazine recently announced their most popular/read articles of 2018. This article on bargain practice was number one....

Does Hole Size Matter?

Does Hole Size Matter?

When it comes to defensive-handgun cartridges and ammo, I have preferences and biases. But, I also acknowledge when it comes...

MELVIN FORBES and Timney Triggers
Gun Digest
The Proof Switch

The Proof Switch

If you are rifle-poor like me, a multi-caliber rifle, capable of filling about any need you might have does not...

Federal’s 327 Magnum

Federal’s 327 Magnum

It’s one of my favorite cartridges, and possibly the one I shoot the most. Underrated, and misunderstood, it is an...

Target Focus Shooting

Target Focus Shooting

  Do you understand the concept of target focus shooting? Most people don’t. Click HERE to read the full article.

Empty Cases Exclusive
Finding Your Range

Finding Your Range

I often say, it’s all about the shot. That does not mean the shot has to be long, difficult, or...

Mossberg’s New Pistol – The MC1 SC

Mossberg’s New Pistol – The MC1 SC

Here is an Empty Cases’ exclusive first-look at what might be the best new firearm of 2019. Mossberg’s new MC1...

Bad Ass, Bone Crushing, Ammunition

Bad Ass, Bone Crushing, Ammunition

Tim Sundles might be, “…blood kin to the grizzer that bit Jim Bridger’s ass!” Don't call him or me if the...

For those who can – and like to – read

For those who can – and like to – read

Years ago I met a lady – one of the finest ladies I’ve every met – in Texas. Her name...

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Under Orion     $19.99

Under Orion $19.99

Under Orion – Hunting Stories from Appalachia to Africa is the latest book from the Empty Cases’ proprietor Richard Mann. It is a collection of stories he has written over the past 15 years. Some of the stories are sad, some are happy, some are nostalgic. Most are true – or close enough to true for the campfire. But they are all intended to touch your hunter’s heart. Under Orion is intended as an easy read....

The Scout Rifle Study  $50.00 or $60 w/DVD

The Scout Rifle Study $50.00 or $60 w/DVD

The History of the Scout Rifle, and its place in the 21st Century. This book is the definitive study of the enigma known as the Scout Rifle. The Scout Rifle, as conceived by Jeff Cooper, is one of the most misunderstood firearms of all time. The Scout Rifle Study examines the factors that influenced Cooper’s Scout Rifle Concept, examines the practicality of the Scout Rifle, looks at the various attempts to achieve Scout Rifle nirvana,...