Archive for July, 2010

Free Shooting Target Downloads

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

Free Shooting Target Downloads 100 YdWe have collected all our Free Shooting Target Downloads and put them onto one page.

We have six different targets you can download and easily print on normal copy paper on your inkjet or laser printer.  Why buy expensive targets when you can download and print your own?

Click HERE For The Free Target Download Instructions

Henry Rifles Offers Beautiful Free Catalog

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Get a FREE beautiful catalog

Henry Rifles - Beautiful Free Catalog

You’ve probably heard of Henry Rifles. They’ve been around since 1862 making some of the finest, smoothest lever action rifles in the industry.  But they haven’t rested on their laurels!  They continue to turn out product after product that is award winning and finely tuned.

We’re proud to feature Henry Rifles as our primary site sponsor. They have continued to faithfully support us to bring you some great content and the love of ground squirrel and varmint hunting.

Henry puts out a beautiful catalog of their products. In it you’ll read the colorful history of the company and the details of all their rifles and accessories that they sell.  Big, two-page spreads with detailed photos of all their rifles – from the original lever actions in all calibers to the Henry Big Boy, Golden Boy series, Frontier series, and all the bolt action series.  They even have the U.S. Survival AR-7 .22 LR that is really handy.

But don’t forget about the Henry Varmint Express .17 HMR.  One of the hotest, sweetest, smoothest lever action .17 HMR, squirrel-killin’ machines around. I’m just about to order mine.

I urge you to get the catalog. It’s free.  And it’s tempting.  As a visitor to this website, Henry will gladly send one out to you.  Henry sponsors us because they know our readers enjoy hunting, shooting and fine guns.

Some of the Henry Rifles collection

Click to get your catalog of these fine Henry Rifles.

So – do it now.  Click HERE to get your catalog.

Even if you never buy a Henry, you’ll want to keep this catalog around to read and to refer to.  It’s a genuine piece of American history.  History that seems to be fading daily.


Slow Motion Bullet Impact at 1 Million Frames Per Second!

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

This is an awesome display of various bullet types and weights hitting different materials including ballistic gel, metal plates, targets, silhouettes, etc.

Be sure to watch this all the way to the end – especially the hollow points hitting the gel.



Varmint Hunting: Prairie Dog Hunting 22-250 Style

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Here’s some great footage of some prime varmint huntingPraire Dog Hunting with a 22-250.

Not sure of the range but you can sure tell there plenty of energy being delivered to the target!


BSA Sweet 17 3-12 x 40 Riflescope On Sale

Monday, July 12th, 2010

You’ll probably want to move pretty quickly on this…

We mentioned in an earlier post that the BSA Sweet 17 3-12×40 Scope is on sale at Cabelas for only $64.99 (normally sell for about $129).  For this kind of money you really can’t go wrong!

The BSA Sweet 17 is specifically designed for the .17 HMR and is calibrated and optimized for .17 HMR compensation.

I’m using one on a new Savage .17 HMR that I’m building up now.

I suggest you get yours pretty quick if you’re thinking about it.  They’ve been on sale for over a week now and the price is too sweet to pass up!

Click here: BSA Sweet 17 or on the picture below to make sure the Sweet 17 3-12 x 40 is still on sale.

BSA Sweet 17 3-12x40 Riflescope

BSA Sweet 17 3-12 x 40 Riflescope On Sale 64.99

Squirrel Hunting – .17 HMR vs Ground Squirrels

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

235 +/- squirrels less on the farm..

Rifle:  Ruger 77/17

Scope: Tasco World Class Scope (6x-24x-44mm)

Ammo: Hornady .17 HMR ballistic tip

This was taken over a two day period where the problem was not solved completely, but certainly addressed… The dead land in the film use to be rows of trees, and the piles of limb and branches in the video are whats left of the trees. The green is the neighboring alfalfa which they are severely threatening…

Exploding Rifle Targets – Slow Motion Video – FedLine Cisco Router

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Did you see the video where I destroyed the FedLine Cisco Router with the Exploding Rifle Targets?

Well, a few folks asked if I could slow down the explosion part of the video.  So, after figuring out the process, we got it done.

Here’s the slow motion clip of the explosion.

You can bet there will be more to come!

– Flatlander

Gun Rights, Gun Safety and Responsible Gun Owners

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Here’s a great quote I recently came across.  It’s a great reminder that we must fully defend our RIGHT to own and bear arms and reject the arguments of those who claim that guns aren’t safe:

“There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.”

—Ted Nugent

Stay safe, stay vigilant.


Savage .17 HMR – BSA Sweet 17 3-12 x 40 Rifle Scope (on sale)

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It’s time to build up a new rifle to share with my kids (uh, yeah honey, it’s for the kids :>).

I’m waiting for the Savage .17 HMR to go on sale at my local stores or Cabelas.   I picked the Savage .17 HMR due to the cost/performance/accuracy and overall value.  It’s really hard to beat.

I found the BSA Sweet 17  3-12 x 40 scope on sale at Cabelas online for $49.95 (hurry – there’s still some left). This scope is normally $129 – $149. I know the BSA Sweet 17 isn’t preferred by a few marksmen but I have found it to be very adequate for 100 – 150 yds for varmints.

I’ll keep this rig in my truck when traveling around the back roads in rural Nebraska. There’s plenty of opportunities here, especially in the West.

Oh – gotta put a camera mount on it, too. I wanna share the fun through recording videos (only the hits, of course!).

Stay tuned….I’ll post the build up as I go.

Shoot straight – stay safe.

Independence Day Fun: Exploding Rifle Targets

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

We had a Cisco network router we needed to destroy so we acquired some Exploding Rifle Targets and went to the range.  This is too much fun….

Shot with a 30-06 using a one pound container of the Star Targets.