Not everyone realizes it, but the old 30-30 Winchester is a joke. Flat-nosed bullets are standard on the rimmed 30-30 Winchester cartridge because of the tubular magazines common to 30-30 lever-action rifles. Sharply tipped bullets riding against the primer of the round … [Read more...] about 30-30 Winchester Is A Joke
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.
It’s an annual event for deer hunting lovers. A special time. And for many of us a special place. Even if it’s a brand new place. A place we’ve never been before but seem to have known all our lives. Like the bitterbrush shrub on the end of Elk Knob. Brandon sits on the … [Read more...] about Deer Hunting Lovers
Hunters need to be more irresponsible. Yes. Irresponsible. Really. Responsible Truancy This doesn’t mean we should forget safe gun handling. It doesn’t mean we should trespass, shoot more than our limit, or break any game laws. What it means is we should … [Read more...] about School’s Out For Autumn
Hunting gear used to mean boots, jacket, gun, and a pocket of ammo. Sometimes a knife. Then you toughed it out all day. That simplistic style can still suffice, but most of us like to carry a few more items. Some of these (like a binocular chest pouch) are superfluous … [Read more...] about Hunting Gear You (maybe) Need
Deer hunting calibers are not all the same — despite what so many successful hunters say. Choosing the “right” deer hunting caliber (cartridge) can be the deciding factor between “help me drag this back to the truck” and “see if you can find a track or drop of blood or … [Read more...] about Why Choosing Best Deer Hunting Caliber Matters
No deer, elk, sheep, or pronghorn tags this year? Go upland bird hunting! You’ll save your season and refresh your soul. Long SeasonsInexpensive and easily obtained licensesLots of species and birds Upland bird hunting in some places like South Dakota can put you into … [Read more...] about Upland Bird Hunting: Save Your Season
Could there possibly be another 375 H&H magnum failure? Could massive knockdown power have fallen short yet again? It looks like it. Often cited as the ultimate do-it-all medium-caliber big game cartridge, the 375 H&H Magnum has been used to good effect on every … [Read more...] about 375 H&H Failure Again?
Still hunting knockdown power? Still hoping to find the ultimate rifle, cartridge, and bullet that will put deer down instantly? Seeking the perfect down-and-out, DRT (dead right there,) one-and-done, body slammer round? So is the reader who sent this letter: Dear … [Read more...] about Hunting Knockdown Power: Forget DRT