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

Ruger 10/22, best .22 rifle, .22 caliber survival rifle

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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These three long guns are good, reliable choices for the beginner with no experience.

Video: The top three firearms choices for beginner outdoorspeople

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A consistent ” Where do I start?” firearms question keeps coming in from newcomers. If you don’t have any firearms, what should you buy and what do you need? Here are my top three choices.

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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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Lon Humphrey Sterling knife with flintlock rifle

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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The Ridge Runner paracord sling fits well on my 7 mm Magnum Remington 700. The sling is interchangeable with many of firearms. (Pantenburg photos)

Before you buy a gun | Here are some things to think about

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Few things require more fore-thought than buying a firearm. But more important than the style, caliber, action and size is the reason for buying a gun. Do you really need one? You might be surprised.

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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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