Articles by Colton Bagnoli


It’s Worth Carrying

It’s Worth Carrying

I often hear the excuses made by hunters who make the conscious decision not to carry a sidearm to defend themselves while hunting. There is no question predator numbers are on the rise across the West, and this is not limited to the four-legged varmints. With human...
The Pap Winkle Project

The Pap Winkle Project

The concept of the Pap Winkle Project started with creating a place for industry-leading rifle component manufacturers and custom rifle makers to come together and showcase their work. Being a rifle builder and gunsmith, I receive emails, PMs, texts and phone calls...
Nightforce NX8 Rifle Scope Review

Nightforce NX8 Rifle Scope Review

Nightforce Optics has been an industry leader when it comes to bulletproof riflescopes for the last 20 years. Their reputation for durability and accuracy has been proven through its application in both military deployments and benchrest competitions around the globe....
Mid-Power Rifle Scope Review

Mid-Power Rifle Scope Review

High-power riflescopes have been on the rise with long-range shooting and precision rifle competitions. Many of the top optics manufacturers have been steadily increasing the power range on their scopes over the past five years and are now offering scopes maxing out...
Barrel Length 101

Barrel Length 101

Evaluate and question everything In our recent history, only military and police snipers used short-barreled rifles to aid in the concealment of the shooter. Hunters didn’t seem too concerned about concealing their position when rifle hunting (mostly because deer not...