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NRA’s Whittington Center

The NRA Whittington Center is a 33,000 acre Mecca for shooters that was opened to the public in 1973 and just celebrated its 40th anniversary. Over that time, it has grown to be one of the premier shooting facilities in the world.

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May 22, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Ruger’s SR22 — Small, accurate, fun

I’m going to let you in on the next big thing in handguns. You get the opportunity to get in on this before the rush, like what happened with the Ruger LCP and the Smith & Wesson Shield.

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April 21, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Turkey patterns and cleaning tips

In turkey hunting, preparation is everything.

So thinking about you guys (and gals) who get all heated up over feathers in the spring, I thought I would write about patterning — and cleaning your guns.

I have a 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch-chambered barrel I had cut off years ago to about 25 inches and had the gunsmith install screw-in choke tubes.

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March 20, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Manchac swamp stranding shows importance of survival gear

If you’ve ever traveled Interstate 55 south to New Orleans, you have passed over that exotic, and almost mystical area between two of Louisiana’s major lakes — Lake Maurepas, and Lake Pontchartrain.

The mixed cypress and hardwood swamps bordered by brackish and freshwater marshes are connected by Pass Manchac, the winding waterway that connects Lake Maurepas with its much larger brother, Lake Ponchartrain. 

Little has changed this area since Iberville passed through in 1699, en route to the French fleet anchored at the Chandeleur Islands. He and his brother Bienville split their forces at Bayou Manchac, just south of the site of present-day Baton Rouge. They were returning from their exploration of the Mississippi River as far north as the Red River’s junction with the “Father of Waters.” 

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February 21, 2014 at 9:00 am
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A real matchstriker, finally

One of the greatest shots I ever made was with a bolt-action .22 Magnum. 

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January 23, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Ruger’s 1911

It has been noted that what you get today for a reasonable price in a 1911 pistol would have cost you a lot extra just a few years ago.

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December 24, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Handgunning for varmints

We were never overrun with those juicy targets we read about in the big sporting magazines — articles by guys who referred to their shooting cult as “varminters.”

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November 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Varmint hunting (Deep South style)

I don’t know why we were never arrested.

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October 21, 2013 at 9:00 am
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