Category Archives: Gear

Thoughts on the Scout Rifle

Col. Jeff Cooper began to experiment with the concept that would come to be called the Scout Rifle in the 1960’s. Essentially, he wanted a light, powerful rifle that would be equally qualified to handle most hunting chores and also … Continue reading

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Afrikaner Luck

Somewhere south of Kimberley, South Africa… On my recent African hunt I was all set to hunt with the Mossberg Patriot rifle, in .308, and topped off with a really nice 3×9 scope. Trouble was… my scope cratered on me. Now … Continue reading

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The Mossberg Patriot

This past week I spent several days at Gunsite shooting the Mossberg rifles. Since I already had an assignment from the American Rifleman, I spent the majority of my time with the Mossberg Patriot. Now you can go online and … Continue reading

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The Texas Border Special

While I was working as Chief Deputy and later Sheriff of Crockett County, Texas, I was pleased to meet Tol Dawson, a retired Texas Ranger living in Del Rio, Texas. Tol made some of the nicest gun rigs that I … Continue reading

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