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Learn more about black powder rifles in primitive hunting techniques and how to start a fire with a flintlock rifle.

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Five reasons to own a .22 rifle

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A firearm using the diminutive .22 rimfire cartridge should be in every survival/preparedness gear collection. Here is why you should consider adding one to yours.

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One good deer rifle: 35 years with a Remington 700 BDL in 7mm-08

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Hunt deer for a while, and you develop strong opinions about the best rifle, bow or blackpowder firearm. I’ve been using this Remington 700 for 35 years, and here is why it is the best deer rifle for me.

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Best .22 rifle for hunting or survival? Take a look at the Ruger 10/22

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Everybody needs a .22 rifle in their survival firearms battery. Some 50 years ago I bought a Ruger 10/22, and I still think it is the best choice for a .22 rifle. Here is why.

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Blackpowder review: Lyman Great Plains rifle may be the best choice for a hunting rifle

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Anyone wanting an authentic-looking mountain man rifle need look no further than the Lyman Great Plains Rifle.

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How to start a survival fire with a flintlock rifle

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The frontiersmen, longhunters and settlers who relied on a flintlock rifle, shotgun or pistol knew how to start a fire with the firearm. Here’ one way to do it.

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Where to start in firearms ownership? Check out Survival Guns, A Beginner’s Guide

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How do you chose a firearms system for preparedness? This book can help you get started.

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Flintlock .40 caliber longrifle: My favorite hunting rifle is an oldtimer

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One of my favorite autumn outdoor activities is hunting squirrels in deciduous forests with a flintlock rifle. I’m there for the experience, and here’s how I set that up.

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