From new camouflage patterns to laser range-finding rifle scopes that illuminate the precise aiming point for any distance, all things hunting and shooting were being hawked last week at the annual Vegas bazaar known as the SHOT Show. “Hurry, hurry! Step right up! Get the world’s … [Read more...] about SHOT Show Gear 2019
A New Zealand hunt for Himalayan tahr, red stags, and chamois is the perfect spring break because March is early autumn in the southern hemisphere. Mountain tahr are easily accessible in snow-free zones. Red stags are roaring, and the weather is usually glorious. Why a New … [Read more...] about Tahr-iffic Spring Break New Zealand Hunt!
My old buddy Richard Mann recently wrote an article profiling “10 Great Coyote Cartridges.” He should have just cut to the chase and picked the best coyote cartridge of all time — the 22-250 Ackley Improved. 22-250 Ackley Improved has an ideal balance between recoil, MV, … [Read more...] about Best Coyote Cartridge Revealed
Does the Optimum Game Weight formula favor the 308 Winchester over the 7mm-08 Remington? Does the Optimum Game Weight formula actually work for determining a suitable hunting cartridge? A reader, Bruce, recently asked what I thought about this. Bruce was, wisely, comparing … [Read more...] about Optimum Game Weight Formula 308 Winchester
Too few guns. Could that be possible? I don’t know. I’m just thinking out loud here (Can you hear me now?) I’m wondering if our firearms manufacturers are giving us enough choices. Do we Americans suffer from too few options in firearms? Not Too Few Guns, But Too Many … [Read more...] about Too Few Guns?
If you want to start a fire storm, announce that the venerable 375 H&H Magnum is overrated. Okay, I will. The overrated 375 H&H Magnum is just that: overrated. Maybe. Here are possible reasons why: Too many game animals have escaped after solid hits. … [Read more...] about 375 H&H Magnum Overrated?
Forgive me. It seems every blog and website in the known universe is bombarding you with “buy this for Christmas,” and here I come pushing outdoor Christmas gear that works. But this is functional gear I’ve actually used and love and I’m not selling it. I might get a small kick … [Read more...] about Outdoor Christmas Gear That Works!
Canada pays hunters to shoot moose? Just when I think I’ve got modern Homo sapiens figured out, they muddy the waters. Consider the $731,000 Canadians have spent hiring First Nations people — Mi’kmaq hunters, according to the news report I read — to “hunt” moose that have been … [Read more...] about Canada Pays Hunters to Kill Moose