To be Ackley Improved or not to be Ackley Improved? With sincere apologies to the ghost of Shakespeare, that is today’s question. Or at least one of them. Which Cartridge Benefits Most from Ackley Improved Treatment? Reader K. Akins recently wrote to ask which cartridge I … [Read more...] about Best Ackley Improved Cartridge?
Trying to write a brief introduction to hunting is like trying to explain life itself. Hunting isn’t a hobby so much as a calling. It’s not what we do; it’s who we are. We walk, we sing, we love, we dance, we hunt. Certainly we hunt for food, but we also hunt to nurture our souls, to become one with the Natural world, to touch it in ways non-hunters cannot understand. It seems that most hunters are born with that instinct, but many don’t discover it until late in life, perhaps from lack of opportunity, perhaps peer pressure, perhaps self-denial.
"Accidental New Zealand 6.5 Creedmoor Tests" could be the title of this article. I hadn’t planned on hunting the world’s largest antlered red stags, tough mountain tahr, and “moose-antlered” fallow deer with the little 6.5mm everyone loves — or loves to hate. But it happened, so … [Read more...] about New Zealand 6.5 Creedmoor Tests
Wide, heavy bullets. Are they better at anchoring game than lighter, faster bullets? We want to know and you can help us find out. Give us your opinion based on your hunting experiences. Hunters have been debating the terminal efficacy of large caliber, wide, heavy … [Read more...] about Wide Heavy Bullets Best? Vote Here
How do you choose the ideal hunting bullet? A reader recently asked the following: Good day, I enjoy you articles Ron but I do have a question I just got a Hawkeye 7MM Mag Ruger I want to use the right bullet for this rifle, sure would like some advice on this not haveing shot … [Read more...] about Ideal Hunting Bullet: How to Choose
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!
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
Strong north winds scatter brown alder leaves over the barren tundra. They twirl and dance by my window, eddying out on the sill. Winter will soon sweep fingers of snow across the land. Accumulating flake by gentle flake amid dead grass and rock crevices before gale force winds … [Read more...] about Alaska Adventure Memories