Russ Chastain

Russ Chastain has been hunting and shooting all his life, and has written professionally on these topics for many years. He has been an active member of the Southeast Outdoor Press Association (SEOPA) and is currently a life member of Gun Owners of America (GOA).


A hunter and shooter for most of his life, Russ started hunting with his own gun at the age of nine, and he's been a deer hunter since 1982. Russ is also experienced in reloading, bullet casting, shooting, and minor gunsmithing. He has worked as a consultant in the electronic hunting game industry, and he's been writing and editing original content on hunting and shooting for and other outlets since 1998.

Russ Chastain

Hunting and shooting are my greatest passions. I guess that's why my wife and I now live and work at the site of my original deer hunting camp! Look to this site for articles containing lessons I've learned, shooting and gun advice, reloading information, black powder/muzzleloader info, how-to, minor gunsmithing, gun refinishing, opinions & reviews of hunting and shooting gear, and real-world tales of hunts without any sugar-coating.

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