Thou shalt not hunt? Hunters and non-hunters often ponder why humans hunt. Historically we all hunted, but no one pondered. We just climbed out of the trees, clubbed a rabbit and ate it. After a few thousands of years of this activity, humans enjoyed a cognizant awakening. We … [Read more...] about Thou Shalt Not Hunt
During a full moon deer are active all night, inactive all day, right? I've been hearing this in deer camps for half a century: “Full moon, boys. Deer won’t be moving this morning. They fed all night.” You've probably heard or read statements like that. Heck, … [Read more...] about Surprising Full Moon Deer Activity
The Rifles, Inc. Strata stainless bolt-action rifle chambered for the 280 Ackley cartridge may not be the world’s perfect ultra-lightweight rifle, but it’s close enough. The perfect rifle would weigh, oh, say six ounces. It would steady in your hands like a gyroscope and launch … [Read more...] about Sub-MOA Rifles, Inc. Strata Just 5-Pounds
An Eberlestock X2 backpack will NOT be your most essential piece of hunting gear — but it could become essential for carrying that essential gear! And that is essentially the message of this Eberlestock X2 day pack review. There was a time when a deer, bear or elk hunter went … [Read more...] about Eberlestock X2 Hunting Pack Hauls
Can you shoot bullets too fast to expand when they strike game? Some folks seem to think so. Bullets Too Fast for Bears I was in bear camp where our Canadian guide, a capital fellow, was doing his best to make sure his clients were properly prepared for their hunts. He … [Read more...] about Bullets Too Fast to Expand?
You might be thinking you need to buy a short-action rifle so you can shoot one of the vastly superior short-action cartridges, especially the 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Think again. There’s nothing wrong with short-action rifles and cartridges, but … [Read more...] about Short-Action Rifle Versus Long-Action
Psst! Hey buddy! Wanna buy a 300 magnum, cheap? Just shoot some Hornady Superformance ammunition in your 30-06 Springfield. A typical 30-06 rifle should throw a 165-grain (just about the optimum weight for this round) about 2,850 fps from a 24-inch barrel. The Hornady … [Read more...] about Hornady Superformance Ammo Tested
There's a new myth starting. It says that riflemen no longer have to deal with holdover thanks to BDC reticles and turret dialing. Let's nip this one in the bud, shall we? In the shooting world, holdover is commonly understood to mean aiming over your target in order to hit … [Read more...] about Holdover, BDC Reticles or Turret Dialing