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By gonzalesKelsy4 on 8/27/2015 7:08 PM

300 Blackout Elk HuntFollowing the successful antelope hunt a few weeks earlier, my long time friend and business partner Brian chose to step up the challenge for my custom 300 Blackout chambered AR15, aka “Broadsword.” Brian had an elk tag burning a hole in his pocket and I just so happened to know of a great late season area where bulls liked to hole up after the rut. Two days before his arrival I managed to scout, locate and pattern a small group of 6 mature bachelors. Two were five plus years old. The hard part of locating them had been accomplished. It was now time to plan the assault.

By Jonathan Owen on 8/26/2015 11:59 PM

Blitzkrieg Components Front Sight PostFor a variety of reasons lots of hunters and shooters like to have back up iron sights (BUIS) on their rifles. Plenty of people like them as primaries. In any event Magpul keeps many pretty happy with their MBUS Pro sights. Want those sights to work better in the day and be perfectly useful in the dark? Then this is for you!

By Jonathan Owen on 8/21/2015 1:53 PM

Replay XD Prime X on GunWe all love video, and we love video of shooting! There are lots of ways to get video from a gun and I’ve been doing it for a long time. Just take a look at the picture of my old camcorder mounted to an FNH PS90. One look at that rig and you’ll know why I’ve been on a mission to find a better gun mountable camera since! Today there are lots of better options than what I had back then and I’ve tried several of them. I have to say, I’m most excited about the Replay XD system. I’ve spent most of a month using the Prime X camera where I needed an action camera. I’ve mounted it to guns, my jeep and even run it at triathlon. Hands down, I’m convinced this is best thing going now for gun owners. Let me tell you why.

By gonzalesKelsy4 on 8/11/2015 1:47 PM

300 Blackout Antelope HuntIt’s Fall, 2013 and I’m graciously given a rare AAC 300 Blackout lower. It’s a new caliber, little known in many circles. On paper it looks like a solid hunting round for small to medium sized game, two legged and four legged. Designed in response to Special Operations Forces (SOF) troops requiring a hard hitting, close combat weapon, the 300 Blackout can be effectively suppressed and provide more terminal performance than the standard issue 5.56 while still utilizing the AR-15 platform.

Thanks to my four year vacation in the Marine Corps, I have a particular affinity for that platform. A life long hunter in the Rocky Mountains, I also have a particular affinity for antelope hunting. What follows is the story of my rifle build and its first hunt. Sometimes things look good on paper. Sometimes they pan out nicely in the field. Sometimes you just have to change plans in mid stream due to things beyond your control...