Initially I thought the Byrna HD was a dumb idea. A handgun that wasn’t? A big, deadly-looking handgun that could invite retaliation without being capable of delivery sufficient punch-back? This cutaway illustration gives an idea of how the Byrna HD launcher works. It’s an … [Read more...] about Byrna HD Self-Defense Pepper Launcher
Ballistics is the science or study of projectiles in flight. This might seem arcane and boring, but it's at the heart of how we hit or miss game. Internal ballistics refers to what goes on within the gun. External ballistics covers the projectile's flight, and terminal ballistics is all about what happens when that projectile lands. If you truly wish to become a better shot, study ballistics. Yeah, it's physics and a bit of rocket science, but we'll make it as plain, simple and useful as we can. Hey, if an old country bumpkin like Spomer can grasp this stuff, you can. Shooters who routinely put bullets on target at 300 yards and beyond know their ballistics.
One of life’s hardest choices is selecting the perfect rifle for your scope. But with research and forethought, you can get this right and not waste your scope’s potential. The right rifle can make your scope more versatile than ever. For you scopemen new to the concept … [Read more...] about The Perfect Rifle for Your Scope
Meopta's MeoPro 80 HD straight eyepiece spotting scope is an fine example of a bright, sharp, zoom telescope for hunters, birders, and any outdoors viewing. This is one of my favorite South African PHs, Geoffrey Wayland of Fort Richmond Safaris, trying to find me a big kudu. He … [Read more...] about How to Spot the Best Spotting Scope for Hunting
The best binocular for hunting elk and mule deer in the West is not the same as the brightest and most powerful binocular for seeing elk and deer. Size, weight, magnification, and objective lens size are all things to consider when buying the best binocular for hunting elk … [Read more...] about Best Binocular for Hunting Elk & Mule Deer
Bullet seating depth can make or break accuracy, but does it matter for velocity? You know how certain cartridges are condemned because long, heavy bullets take up too much powder space? The 260 Remington, for example. It’s supposedly inferior to the 6.5 Creedmoor because … [Read more...] about Bullet Seating Depth Misconception
The hatch was on. The attack was on. The black-headed grosbeak was on. Songbirds of the most surprising species and variety indulged in a feeding frenzy along our driveway this morning, July 17, 2020. The most surprising of all was the black-headed grosbeak … [Read more...] about Black-Headed Grosbeak Flycatcher!
Avoid these common five hunting rifle buying mistakes and you'll improve your chances for bringing home the bacon -- and venison and antlers and hides and... You can bring home the venison and antlers if you avoid our five hunting rifle buying mistakes and get the right rifle … [Read more...] about Five Hunting Rifle Buying Mistakes
The release of the new Hornady 6mm ARC (Advanced Rifle Cartridge) supports the perception that gun and ammo makers are engaged in a race to the bottom. Fast is better but slow means mo? Well, maybe... The Hornady 6mm ARC takes the 24-caliber into record territory — the … [Read more...] about Hornady 6mm ARC Joins Race to the Bottom