Having now made some 15 safaris to five different African countries, I feel confident in defining the essential safari gear a hunter really needs for a plains game safari. Rifles, optics, cartridges, bullets, packs, slings, boots, clothes, shooting sticks. It’s less than you … [Read more...] about Essential Africa Safari Gear
We are back in Namibia with Werner von Seydlitz of Immenhof Hunting Safaris and discovering our Savage AccuFit rifles can handle it for three reasons: M110 bolt-action Savage rifles with AccuFit stocks are tough, MOA accurate, and inexpensive Savage AccuFit rifles … [Read more...] about Savage AccuFit Rifles Working Africa
My new Savage Africa rifles are ready to go. For most of us, an African safari seems a dream, one we are unlikely to take. Too exotic. Too far away. Too dangerous. Too expensive. Or maybe not. The truth is you can fly round trip to southern Africa for around $1,500 to … [Read more...] about Savage Africa Rifles Ready
Magnum rifle cartridges extend reach, minimize wind deflection, and produce lots of kinetic energy. But magnums suck for training. And if you don’t train adequately, magnums suck for hunting, too. Heavy recoil leads to flinching Barrels overheat too … [Read more...] about Magnums Suck For Practice and Training
My last blog on ruptured 6.5 Creedmoor cases earned me much ire and condemnation. I hope it also shined a spotlight on the need to inspect cartridge brass (empty cases) fired in new rifles or even new rifle/ammo combinations. Even though guns and ammo are tightly controlled and … [Read more...] about Avoid Trouble, Inspect Cartridge Brass
When you read a title like The Creedmoor Explodes, you don’t take it literally. But in this case you should. Because, as the accompanying photo shows, the brass cases of these Hornady 6.5 Creedmoor cases did explode. Well, rupture is the more accurate term. But let’s not nit … [Read more...] about The Creedmoor Explodes
Pity the speedy 6.5 PRC. The insulted, teased, and bullied speedy 6.5 PRC. This newest of our many 6.5mm centerfire rifle cartridges gets belittled, laughed at, and pushed around by everyone because of its name. PRC? What's that supposed to stand for? A reader of my recent … [Read more...] about Rename Speedy 6.5 PRC, Win Bino Dock
“Ron, what is your favorite hunt? What do you like to hunt most?” Readers and viewers often ask me that. It’s a legitimate question for which I’ve never had a definitive answer. This strikes some as odd, considering I’ve had plenty of chances to sample hunts for everything from … [Read more...] about What’s Your Favorite Hunt?