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.

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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Prairie dog taken at 97 yards.

Kalibrgun Cricket Air Rifle Prairie Dog Hunt

In my last blog story, I covered getting my Kalibrgun Cricket Air Rifle in .25 caliber zeroed at 65 yards in some testy winds. Yesterday, I had a chance to get out and explore some, new to me, prairie dog country.  I took along my Cricket rifle, but the main focus of the day would […]

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Franklin Armory F17-L – Review and Hunt Report

The Franklin Armory F17-L in .17 Winchester Super Magnum has a lot of firsts.  It is the first semi-automatic rifle in .17WSM now available to the general public.  It is the first gas piston system, AR15 rimfire rifle (built in partnership between Franklin Armory and Osprey Defense).   Lastly, it is the first AR15, chambered in […]

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Texas Prairie Dog Hunt and Hints on Finding Land to Hunt

Texas Prairie Dog Hunt and Hints on Finding Land to Hunt

When it comes to varmints, Texas offers tons of opportunities to those who can find property to hunt.  Varmint hunters are generally welcomed by landowners, so I have found it easier to gain access when they know I only want to target the critters that don’t have horns or tusks.  This was the case during […]

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Kalibrgun Cricket Rifle Shooting with VarmintAir

Kalibrgun Cricket Airguns have become hugely popular in the airgun community, with their compact Cricket Bullpup rifles.  What many folks don’t know, is that Kalibrgun has a full-size “hunting” rifle.  I had a great time heading up to Northern Arizona to shoot some airguns with Cliff, who owns the VarmintAir Airgun Hunting Blog.  We did […]

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Idleback Shooting Chair Review with Hunt Clips

A shooting platform that is portable, allows for 360 degree motion, yet sturdy and comfortable enough to sit on for hours while shooting varmints? That’s the thought that went through my head as I wandered by the Idleback booth at the 2014 SHOT Show last January.  My first glance of the chair lit up more […]

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AR-15 Trigger Guide – Options to Help Improve Your MSR

Hunting with a MSR can be very rewarding when you make a shot; especially a long or tough one. However, if you’re using your stock trigger, you may get some frustrating results. This is likely due to the nature of the GI trigger that is installed in the majority of factory built rifles. These are […]

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