Varminter - var·mint·er (värmnt r) - n.  -  A person who hunts varmints (vermin, typically small mammals); a varmint hunter.  Varminters hunt as a means of pest control, to protect property, livestock or crops, in lieu of other, less environmentally friendly options, such as poison.

Be Careful When Shooting Old 17 HMR Ammunition

Many of us are aware of what can happen to old .17HMR ammunition, but for those that don’t, I wanted to relay an experience that happened to me the other day.  I was testing the new CCI A17 – .17HMR ammunition, and wanted to compare it to some of the first year Hornady branded .17HMR […]

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New CCI A17 17 HMR Ammunition Hunt Report and Review

The new CCI A17 .17 HMR Varmint Tip ammunition is now available.  Announced at the 2015 SHOT Show, it is the first new .17 HMR ammo available in quite some time.  The release of this ammunition coincides with the release of the new Savage A17 semi-auto .17HMR rifle.  However, many hunters who use bolt-action 17 […]

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Predator Polymag Shorts are Now Available

Predator Polymag pellets are very popular with the airgun hunting crowd. However, the issue of length was a problem for those of us who shoot modern airguns with magazines. The “traditional” Predator Polymag pellets would not fit in most airgun magazines, without having to clip off the tip of the pellet. This did not affect […]

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New Savage A17 Semi-Auto 17 HMR Rifle

Last week at the 2015 SHOT Show, Savage surprised almost everyone with their release of a semi-auto 17HMR, that seems to function well and does not cause a huge hit on your wallet!  The name of this rifle is the new Savage A17 semi-auto 17 HMR rifle. We got a chance to shoot this new […]

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Ruger 17WSM Rifle at the 2015 SHOT Show

We were able to shoot the new Ruger 17WSM rifle at the 2015 SHOT Show, Media Range Day this past week. Many people were hoping that Ruger would step-in and offer one of their 77/17 rifles in the popular .17 Winchester Super Magnum cartridge. This rifle is definitely brings Ruger to the table with a […]

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Ruger 17WSM Rifle Prototype

2015 SHOT Show Media Range Report

The buzz that finally appeared at the SHOT Show’s Media Range Day, came from a couple of places no one was expecting.   In our limited 2015 SHOT Show Media Range Report, we will cover the items that seemed to stir the most buzz.  Ironically, they almost all focused on rimfire rifles and ammunition. The […]

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17 Hornady Hornet NTX Lead Free Ammo Review with Bobcat Hunt

Up until a few weeks ago, the only ammunition you could find with Hornady’s .172 caliber, 15.5 grain NTX bullets was in 17HMR or 17HM2 rimfire ammunition.  I received an email from one of the online retailers I buy from, that they got some of the new Hornady .17 Hornet ammunition in, with the 15.5 […]

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