Author: LisaDeming

National Wildlife Refuges Announce 2019 Fee-Free Days

Dates apply to 30 refuges that charge for admittance; nearly 500 other refuges are free year-round Across America, national wildlife refuges offer unparalleled opportunities to experience the great outdoors amid scenic beauty. And they do it on awe-inducing landscapes that range from Oregon’s rocky cliffs to Texas lagoons, from Maine wilderness to woods and fields inside the city of Philadelphia. Thirty refuges that normally charge entrance fees will offer free admission on these days in 2019: January 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 18 – Presidents’ Day September 28 – National Public Lands Day October 13 –...

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Amateur Outdoorsman: How to Choose the Right Shotgun Choke

With the vast array of after-market shotgun chokes available today, choosing the right one for you gun can seem a daunting task. Here’s some information that might make that task a little bit easier. Constriction Depending on whose list you use, there are about a dozen different choke constrictions to choose from. More open constrictions like skeet and improved cylinder are used largely by trap and skeet shooters and upland hunters. If you intend to use the same gun and choke for sporting clays and decoying ducks, you might consider a Light Modified choke. Modified was once considered the choke...

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A Variety of Auction Items at the 2019 SCI Hunters’ Convention

From top of the line guns, to once-in-a-lifetime hunts, the finest artwork, stunning jewelry and more, SCI’s auctions at the 2019 SCI Hunters’ Convention offer a variety of items sure to delight any bidder.  Everyone is a winner: the bidder is awarded a valuable product or experience and SCI gets crucial funds to help preserve our hunting heritage and enable conservation efforts to occur around the globe. Below are items you will find at this year’s auction. For an extensive list of auction items and their descriptions, go to https://www.showsci.org/auction/. Fausti ‘Classico’ Side-by-Side Shotgun Fausti Stefano SRL has donated...

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Ruger Issues Product Safety Bulletin for Ruger American Pistols

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) has issued a product Safety Bulletin for certain Ruger American® Pistols chambered in 9mm. Ruger has discovered that some Ruger American Pistols chambered in 9mm may exhibit premature wear of the locking surfaces between the slide and barrel which, if ignored, can result in a crack developing near the ejection port of the slide. This typically does not occur at round counts below 10,000 rounds. The condition is easily identified during routine maintenance and cleaning, and the crack should be visible long before the pistol becomes unsafe to shoot. Ruger is committed to...

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Winchester M70 Extreme Weather Stainless Steel Rifle

By Dan Kidder Managing Editor In the world of factory rifles, a proven performer has been the mighty Winchester M70. With a manageable price tag, the M70 performs as well as much higher priced rifles, and has features that make it stand above the pack. The most notable of the features that carries over from previous generations is Controlled Round Feeding, which uses a larger extractor to grip the round more firmly and control it while it feeds all the way into the chamber. It continues to hold onto the case after firing and controls the ejection based upon...

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