Author Archives: Walt Hampton

Walt Hampton

About Walt Hampton

Walt Hampton is a retired wildlife biologist and gunsmith and has been writing for outdoor publications since 1990. Send your questions to him at: hamptwcwj@msn.com or write him at: 341 Horse Ford Lane, Independence, VA 24348. For a signed, first edition copy of Walt's book, Tales From Buck Mountain, send $20 to the address above. Be sure to include your mailing address. All proceeds from his book sales now go to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Favorite Handloads for Deer

Like anybody, Hampton has his favorite handloads. But at the end of the day, it’s best to load what you can shoot confidently.

Loads for the Military Bring-Backs

The Mauser and the Arisaka both offer great opportunities for handloaders. Here are a few loads you can start with to bring these guns to life.

To Build a Rifle, Part II

Having a rifle made on order is a pretty big deal; you can get into some real money in a hurry if you’re not careful.  Putting together a rifle for yourself can be a rewarding experience and save you some cash.  All it takes is a bit of planning.

Build Yourself a Rifle – Part I

Having a rifle made on order is a pretty big deal; you can get into some real money in a hurry if you're not careful. Putting together a rifle for yourself can be a rewarding experience and save you some cash. All it takes is a bit of planning.

Lapping the Lugs

Bearing surface contact varies from rifle to rifle, and the percentage of contact doesn't always correlate with accuracy.