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B.Mag rifle handles .17 caliber ammo

Centerfire performance in a rimfire package." Is that even possible? Bill Dermody, marketing manager for Savage Arms, thinks so and used those very words to describe his company's newest rimfire rifle during its unveiling at the Shooting, Hunting...

XDs gun line offers new options

Hats off to the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club for a terrific job of hosting the 2013 edition of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show media day, an event at which writers can get a firsthand look at some of the new firearms, ammunition and...

'Fishy' call rarely sung during this trip

"Here fishy, fishy, fishy." That is the woeful call of a frustrated angler. Though some will use it at inappropriate times, such as when the fish are actually biting, the phrase "Here fishy, fishy, fishy" is generally reserved for those days when...

Lucky fishing hole yields early gift

By the calendar, Jolly Old Saint Nick's annual visit is still several days away. But for Randy Hegg of Las Vegas, Christmas came early this year. "I think the fishing gods shined down on me after taking a bunch of family and friends out fishing and...

Gun owners' rights to be tested

Strange things happen during a modern presidential election. Take the phone-call campaigning strategy, for instance. Seemingly out of nowhere your phone begins ringing one day, and even people you don't know want to be your friend. You pick up the...

Public lands are worth protecting

Sometimes we need to be reminded of just how good we have it and that what we have is worth protecting. Just last week I was reminded in a big way, a Texas-sized way, of just how blessed we are to have so much open space in Nevada. Of course, that...