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Field & Stream
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,...

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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...

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NRA’s Shooting Illustrated
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...

Why Choose the 327 Federal Magnum

Why Choose the 327 Federal Magnum

  Overlooked and under appreciated, the 327 Federal Magnum might be the most versatile and useful revolver cartridge of all...

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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.

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Empty Cases Exclusive
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...

Wilson Combat’s 300 HAM’R – The Most Scout-Like AR Ever

Wilson Combat’s 300 HAM’R – The Most Scout-Like AR Ever

  My grandfather’s favorite tool was a hammer, and he had several. For finish carpentry he had a small one,...

Africa Again

Africa Again

  I once described Africa as a drug. A drug administered at the hands of a capable dealer, also known...

The Problem with Gun World

The Problem with Gun World

  In 1973 the movie Westworld depicted an android populated world where want-to-be cowboys or gunslingers could live out their wild...

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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,...