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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...

CRIMSON TRACE: Lasers and Defensive Handguns
NRA’s Shooting Illustrated
General Purpose Loads for the AR15

General Purpose Loads for the AR15

Jeff Cooper wrote a lot about the general purpose application of the rifle. In fact, that’s what he founded his...

Clearing Corners

Clearing Corners

Corners are problematic because they hide things. The world is full of corners, and knowing how to deal with them...

Sheriff Jim Wilson

Sheriff Jim Wilson

I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of gun writers, lawmen, and even cowboys over the years. This fellow...

NRA’s American Hunter
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...

Steyr’s New Zephyr II

Steyr’s New Zephyr II

If you like very nice 22 rifles, made for a man, you’re gonna like the Zephyr II from Steyr.

The Wilson Combat 300 HAM’R

The Wilson Combat 300 HAM’R

  Looking for a general purpose cartridge for the AR15? Look no further. Check out the new 300 HAM’R from Wilson Combat.

Empty Cases Exclusive
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...

The Last Cartridge Standing

The Last Cartridge Standing

Like Arthur of Camelot, the 6.5 Creedmoor has pulled the sword from the stone. Regardless of how bad that hurts...

Gift Ideas for Shooters and Hunters

Gift Ideas for Shooters and Hunters

It’s hard to buy Christmas gifts for shooters and hunters because they are all just so damn picky about the...

A Text Book for Rifle Loonies

A Text Book for Rifle Loonies

Back before Wal-Mart and big box sporting good stores ran the little guy out of business, you could walk into...

ORDER BOOKS by Richard Mann
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,...