Reader Educates Spomer on The Value of Rifle Rests I just received feedback about my article on shooting supports (“Supporting Shooting to One Degree or Another,” page 20, Rifle Magazine No. 260, January 2012) and I post it here because it raises a couple … [Read more...] about Dust Up Over Rifle Rests Educates Spomer
Have You Seen Bilateral Asymmetry in Antlers? A few years ago I shot this buck while hunting with Donna and Jake McDonald at Upper Canyon Ranch near Alder, MT. (www.ucomontana.com) Notice the right hind leg has been severed just at the dewclaws, probably by … [Read more...] about Why Weird Whitetail Antlers?
You may have noticed how some old whitetails during the rut develop rich, dark hairs on their foreheads. I always guessed this was the result of rubbing sap and dirt into the hair while making tree rubs. Now I’ve discovered this darkening might be a natural pigmentation … [Read more...] about Why Do Deer Get Dark Foreheads in Rut?
The Evil Crossbow Isn't the Real Danger Can you believe some folks want to hunt deer with crossbows? Can you believe some folks think this is evil? I don’t know what it is about hunting tools that set some people foaming, but for … [Read more...] about At Cross Purposes Over Crossbows
Would you trust this old can of gunpowder? Will it explode if you shake it? Catch on fire in a hot room? Farmers in France still uncover unexploded bombs from WWII. Local authorities often dispose of those bombs by exploding them. Yup, the things remain viable and dangerous … [Read more...] about DANGER: Old Gunpowder Can Kill You
An RSO visitor named Bill from way back east just asked for advice on Western whitetail outfitters. Smart guy. He's looking the right direction for great whitetail hunting. I explained to Bill that, while I can't guarantee any outfitters, I have had great luck with … [Read more...] about Where to For Western Whitetails?
Spomer Stops Rogue Elephant at 20 Yards! There are places in Africa where elephants still run rampant, destroying crops, huts and people. Countries like Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique permit elephant hunting in order to control herds and bring in revenue to offset elephant … [Read more...] about Spomer Stops Rogue Bull Elephant!
Ruger's New American Rifle Bargain I was wrong. When I saw the new Ruger American rifle I thought it was a cheap step down for this venerable American rifle maker. But now I've shot the thing – and I'm impressed. Really impressed. In .30-06 … [Read more...] about Ruger’s New American Rifle a Winner