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OVO Video Reviews Getting Lots of “Looks”

November 22, 2013 - Larry Claypool
Like most good media outlets OVO offers a variety of ways to bring you news and information about the outdoors. Besides this magazine we connect with hunters, fishermen and women and outdoors people through our monthly newspapers; Ohio Valley Outdoor Times and Mid-Ohio Valley Outdoor Times and this website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube accounts. Our readers should take notice on the quality videos available on our YouTube page. At presstime our most popular video recorded over 73,000 views and our total views for the collection of videos is nearly 220,000. That most-viewed video ‘S&W’s Governor vs. Taurus’ Judge…How They Compare’ followed one of our most popular articles in OVO (same title), which ran in the May/June 2012 issue. The article, and gun reviews, were authored by OVO’s Bill Waugaman, who also wrote, produced and recorded the eight minute video. The video, as are the others, can be found on this site; search for the article and the video link to YouTube can be found in the story. As with all of Waugaman’s videos, they follow a printed article that has appeared in either OVO or the Ohio Valley Outdoor Times. We also have videos on Pro Staff safety tips and coverage of a few or our past events. Our intent is to drive our readers and non-readers to our website. We hope Internet surfers will then like our content and subscribe to our printed magazine. Some of Waugaman’s other popular videos posted on our website are gun reviews. Waugaman, a veteran gun expert, shooter and hunter, has been reviewing firearms and shooting equipment for more than 20 years. Another popular gun review by Waugaman focuses on the Colt M4 Carbine. It has close to 32,000 views. Other weapons videos on our site with more than 5,000 views: Weatherby Vanguard Series 2, Winchester SX3, Colt Government 1911, Weatherby Vanguard Carbine, Savage Model 42 and Savage Lightweight Hunter. Waugaman’s gun reviews and videos have caught the attention of many gun experts across the country. A few national gun manufacturers have linked his articles and videos to their websites, which is a great compliment to his efforts. Gun manufacturers have a vested interest in positive reviews on their products. Waugaman does not, however, pull any punches when reviewing products — he tells the truth, and gives the products a throughout workout and test fire session. A good barometer about the quality of Waugaman’s reviews come from the readers and viewers of his reports. Several positive comments have followed his reviews. And many people have told him they based their gun purchase from his reviews. Although Waugaman mostly reviews firearms he has an interesting, detailed review this issue (Winter, Page 38) on quality hunting boots. Over the years he’s also reviewed ammunition, gun accessories, gun magazines, scopes, GPS units, game cameras, hunting knives, flashlights and more. Waugaman also offers informative articles on hunting regulations and platforms. His article in the fall issue of OVO (Page 18), titled, ‘Hunting in the U.S. with an AR-platform Rifle’, drew international attention from the International Hunter’s Education Association. That group asked permission to run Waugaman’s article in a future publication.

 
 

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Video gun reviews by OVO staffer Bill Waugaman can be found on YouTube.