Western Hunt tips from the Guru 1   Recently updated !

Tips from Chad Schearer of Shoot Straight TV

Planning a do-it-yourself hunt in the west? Make sure you do your research. Start with the local fish and game agency of wherever you will be hunting. For example, Montana has a hunting planner app that can help you see where to hunt specific animals in specific zones. Since you are doing a DIY hunt, you will need to find out where the public land is.… Read more

Results of Remington Premier Shells

Patterning the Apex Predator of the gun world. Part 3: Final Results 1   Recently updated !

CVA Apex with the shells and results

CVA Apex with the shells and results

The last shells I tried out were the Remington Premier shells in 3” #6 shot. These shells gave me 111 pellets in a 10” circle at 40 yards. Even though it wasn’t my best pattern, this is easily a killing pattern, and would do well if used this turkey season. I have also heard about good results from these shells in 3” #5 shot and 3” Hevi-13’s in #5 shot.… Read more

Patterning the Apex predator of the gun world. Part 2: Winchester Results 4   Recently updated !

Winchester XR results

Winchester XR results

I had heard great things about the Winchester Longbeard XR shells, so I was excited to give them a go. I shot these first, and the results did not disappoint. I squeezed 273 pellets in a 10” circle at 40 yards! This is a crazy group for lead. The Winchester XR’s were created to allow turkey hunters to make ethical shots out to 60 yards, and I believe that this would easily be achieved.… Read more

Winchester Super X pattern

CVA Apex Turkey Gun

Patterning the Apex predator of the gun world. Part 1: Cleaning and Process 11   Recently updated !

CVA Apex Turkey Gun after Patterning

CVA Apex Turkey Gun after Patterning

Last weekend, I decided to take my CVA Apex set up with the turkey barrel out for a little patterning test. The gun is set up with the stock CVA turkey choke and a KONUS 3-9×40 Ballistic Reticle scope. The gun was dirty so I deep cleaned it. For those who are not familiar with deep cleaning a shotgun, this is a link to the process: http://allaboutshooting.com/article_info.php?articles_id=282 I used a Ballistol soaked bronze brush on a cleaning rod and scrubbed the barrel for 5 minutes.… Read more

What to Do Right Now with Your CVA Rifle with Tony Smotherman 4   Recently updated !


Deer season is now over for pretty much everyone. That doesn’t mean that you can just throw your CVA muzzleloader in the gun safe and leave it there until next October. Tony Smotherman of the Travelin’ Hunter reminds hunters that they must clean their guns and oil them up before storing them. Black powder substitutes can be very corrosive to the gun, therefore cleaning it is important to ensure your gun lasts a lifetime.… Read more