New 260 Remington Ammo loaded with Berger Hybrids

Applied Ballistics Munitions (ABM Ammo) has announced a brand new cartridge addition to their Ammunition lines, the 260 Remington. ABM Ammo is listening to their customers and has added this line due to its popularity in precision rifle and tactical shooting. Upon initial release, ABM is offering two rounds available in this cartridge.

The Match Ready™ 260 Remington 140gr Berger Match Hybrid Target load combines class-leading ballistic coefficients with match grade accuracy. Using the highest BC 6.5 mm caliber bullet offered by Berger, this load features less wind deflection and more energy on target than the competition. This round is unrivaled as a long range 260 Remington factory ammo option. Continue reading

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Ruger Redefines the AR Platform Again with the SR-556 Takedown

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is pleased to introduce the new Ruger® SR-556® Takedown autoloading rifle, an innovative twist on an already innovative rifle. Compact and easy to maintain, the SR-556 Takedown sets a new standard for the modern sporting rifle.

Like the popular Ruger 10/22 Takedown®, the SR-556 Takedown was designed with ease of use in mind. The barrel is removed from the upper receiver by simply moving the slider bar towards the breech, rotating the barrel and pulling it free – no tools required. Installation is simpler yet – just slide the barrel into the upper and twist until it locks. The takedown mechanism provides a repeatable point of impact and employs a patent-pending, chrome-plated, two-stage piston driven operating system for a cleaner, cooler running, reliable firearm that is truly state-of-the-art. Continue reading

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Michigan receives $600,000 in federal grants for bees and butterflies

Karner blue butterflyThe Michigan Department of Natural Recourses recently was awarded $600,000 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for bumble bee and Karner blue butterfly conservation.

Bumble bees and butterflies are important pollinators, which are vital to the production of healthy crops for food and medicines and as food sources for wildlife. They also are important visitors to backyard flower gardens. Pollinators as a group have seen severe declines in their populations. Those declines have been felt by the agricultural community.

To gauge bumble bee declines in Michigan, the DNR will provide the Michigan Natural Features Inventory with $100,000 to assess historic and current native bee diversity, distribution and status. This information will inform conservation decision making and enhance the next revision of Michigan’s Wildlife Action Plan. Continue reading

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Fall turkey hunting applications available now through Aug. 1

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that fall turkey hunting applications now are available. Applications went on sale July 1 and will be available through Aug. 1. The application fee is $5. Applications and licenses may be purchased at any authorized license agent or online at Continue reading

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The Gun Free Zone Debate

Lansing’s Mayor, Virg Bernero, spreads it on thick, as he spews liberal nonsense about gun control.  Nothing new here, but his answer to gun-free zone shootings is to keep the status quo, as if current laws will work to stop killers.  It hasn’t yet, but a gun in the hands of one honest armed citizen has worked before – even if he’s unable to face the facts.  The video debate is here…

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Pennsylvania Reports Record Number Of Bald-Eagle Nests

A bald eagle incubates two eggs during a March snowstorm, as its mate stands atop the snow in a nest near Hanover, Pa. The event, which was livestreamed on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam, drew national attention and helps to explain why the state’s bald eagles have been so successful in their comeback. So far this year, a record-high 277 nests have been documented statewide.

Mid-year survey documents 277 nests statewide.

It was a scene that warmed many hearts.

A bald eagle incubating two eggs in a falling snow, unwilling to budge as the nest turned white. As the flakes piled high, the bird was blanketed. Only its head could been seen, periscoping above the snow.

The images captured in early March on the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Eagle Cam spotlighted the sacrifices parents make, and showed a lot about the resilience of bald eagles, and why they have been so successful in Pennsylvania and elsewhere.

And as the Game Commission releases its annual mid-year report on bald-eagle nests statewide, the preliminary numbers represent an all-time high.

So far this year, 277 bald-eagle nests have been documented in Pennsylvania, with nesting eagles present in at least 58 of the state’s 67 counties. Continue reading

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Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in Captive Deer in Medina County, Texas

AUSTIN – A two-year-old white-tailed deer in a Medina County deer breeding facility has been confirmed positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). This is the first case of CWD detected in captive white-tailed deer in Texas. CWD was first detected in Texas in 2012 in free-ranging mule deer in the Hueco Mountains in far West Texas. Continue reading

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CCRKBA Applauds Washington Post Expsure of Anti-Gun Falsehoods

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Monday’s exposure by the Washington Post of questionable data about school shootings used by the gun prohibition lobby to stoke public emotion against Second Amendment rights.

The newspaper’s fact checker confirmed what was first suggested last year following an Oregon incident: Anti-gunners use an overly broad definition of “school shooting” to pad the data. This followed a claim by Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that since Sandy Hook there has been, on average, one school shooting a week. By the newspaper’s math, that would put the total around 128 incidents. The newspaper said the source for the claim is a report by anti-gun billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety.

“Anti-gunners have essentially been cooking the books,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “This isn’t the first time a newspaper has called Everytown on this claim and it should cause the press, and the public, to wonder what other misleading claims the gun ban crowd has been making.”

The Washington Post gave Murphy’s claim a whopping “Four Pinocchios,” an allusion to how the famous cartoon character’s nose grew when he told a fib. It is “tantamount to calling something a bald-faced lie,” Gottlieb said. Continue reading

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Pulsar Introduces New Digisight 850 LR Digital Riflescope

(MANSFIELD, TEXAS) Pulsar is known for producing the world’s first digital night vision riflescope – the Digisight. Over the years the Digisight has become a best seller worldwide. The company has strived to continually improve the riflescope, adding new features and enhancing its performance. New for 2015, the company is proud to announce the release of the Digisight 850 LRF, a digital NV riflescope featuring a built-in laser rangefinder. Continue reading

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Award-Winning Micro™ Joins LaserMax’s Trend-Setting Family of Green Laser Sights

(Rochester, NY) – The world’s smallest and toughest rail mounted laser sighting system just got better. Designed to withstand the rigors of repeated fire on subcompact handguns, the LaserMax Micro has been a top seller since its introduction in 2010. Now offered in green and equipped with advanced features and programming, the MICRO-2-G represents the newest generation of Micro laser technology. Key innovations include multiple operating modes and a Quick-Change Battery Hatch™ with enables safe and easy on-board battery changes. A full five (5) hour battery life is safeguarded from inadvertent drain by a battery preservation mode deactivating the laser after 10 minutes idle. Soon, red and Infrared (IR) versions of the Micro II will join the MICRO-2-G to make the family complete. Continue reading

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