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Some of the Best Long Range Calibers

17 Best Long Range Calibers in 2020 (With Comparison Chart)

One of the most complex and widely debated topics within the modern firearms community is caliber selection for long range shooting. This topic of long range calibers is debated across many different disciplines including PRS, Tactical, Military/Law Enforcement, Hunting, etc. The truth is that there is no one best long

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Group of the Best Survival Knives

32 Best Survival Knives in 2020

Introduction: You’re a pilot of one of the new screaming P-51 Mustangs in the midst of the Second World War when suddenly you hear shrapnel ripping through the wings of your aircraft. The motor starts to smoke and you realize something has struck a vital piece of the drivetrain in

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Vortex Magnifier with EOTech Red Dot Sight

10 Best Red Dot Magnifiers in 2020

A red dot sight is one of the best upgrades you can make to a close-range firearm but there are some serious drawbacks, especially if that red dot is going to find its home atop a rifle capable of being utilized at various ranges. Red dots are really only good

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Some of My Favorite Backpacking Knives

21 Best Hiking and Backpacking Knives in 2020

Any outdoorsman will vouch for the fact that a quality knife is one of the single most important and versatile tools in the world of outdoor sports and activities. A high-quality backpacking knife enables you to set up camp, cut up firewood, defend yourself, clean fish, field dress your hunt

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Best Military Watches (Top Image)

32 Best Military Watches in 2020 (Ranked by a Marine)

Military personnel and serious outdoorsman know that the time to acquire and prepare gear is long before setting out on a hike or mission. Speaking of time, how do you plan to keep it in the harshest conditions? Can your current watches withstand submersion, extreme temperatures, and constant abuse? Can

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Best Hiking GPS Systems Side by Side

20 Best Hiking GPS Devices (Handheld) in 2020 Review

Each year millions of dollars are spent searching for lost hikers. Most of the time, this bill is covered by the taxpayers but depending on where you’re lost, you may receive a hefty ($500+) bill for the search and rescue (SAR) teams that were deployed at your distress. In some

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Marine Sniper Aiming Long Range Rifle

15 Best Long Range Rifles in 2020

Interested in getting into long range precision shooting? As a former USMC Scout Sniper and a current US Army contractor, I have qualified and tested many “sniper rifles”. Some of these rifles were fielded to Scout Snipers and Army Snipers, while others didn’t quite make the cut. In this article

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Some of the Best Benchmade Knives

30 Best Benchmade Knives in 2020 (Ranked by Category)

If you’re a knife enthusiast like many of us here at Marine Approved, you likely already appreciate Benchmade’s outstanding craftsmanship and customer service. Being one of the largest and most successful knife manufacturers in the world, Benchmade has a wide selection of knives across multiple categories. While that large selection

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Ultimate Camping Checklist for 2020 (with Printable PDF)

Camping is one of the greatest ways to experience the outdoors. There are endless places to go that feature some of the most wonderful views in the world that you can share with your friends, family, or experience all on your own. Regardless of where you go, or who you

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Some of My Favorite EDC Knives

32 Best EDC Knives in 2020 (Reviews and Buying Guide)

Is a knife a weapon or a tool? That’s been a long common discussion but here at Marine Approved, we have the answer, it’s both! Carrying a knife with you is by far the easiest and lightest way to ensure you’re ready for a plethora of life challenges and no

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