We are complicating hunting in the U.S.A. Perhaps more than necessary. It used to be you bought a license, then a tag, and went hunting. When you filled your tag or the season ended, you were done hunting. Not anymore. We weren't complicating hunting too much 40 years … [Read more...] about Complicating Hunting
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.
The poorly understood 221 Fireball is stuck in the middle, shaded by family members exponentially more popular. Short and sweet. The 221 Fireball may be the most efficient of our 22-caliber cartridges throwing .224" bullets. If you don’t know the 221 Fireball, don’t feel … [Read more...] about 221 Fireball Stuck in the Middle (With You?)
Pity the poor 222 Remington centerfire rifle cartridge. Yesterday’s super star. Today’s forgotten star. Killed off by a heartless upstart of it's own lineage. Seeing triple triple. Three 222 Remington cartridges triplicate the Two Two Two Triple Deuce, once the darling of 22 … [Read more...] about Who Killed the 222 Remington?
You may have to go Coronavirus hunting this fall. You won't be taking shots at these coronavirus specimens this year -- you'll be hunting for ways to avoid them. This doesn’t mean you’ll be stalking the sometimes deadly little virus. No. You’ll actually be hunting around … [Read more...] about Coronavirus Hunting This Coming Season
There’s something fishy going on when a stranger approaches, offers to be your friend, and leads you to River of Doubt fishing. Dan Simmons was the stranger, the Safari Club Convention was the meeting place, and Brazil turned out to be the fishy part of the business that ensued. … [Read more...] about Brazil’s River of Doubt Fishing
Long guns are a lot like clothing. They change based on fashion. Clothing fashion. Firearm fashion. What’s “in?” What’s hot? What are the beautiful people wearing or shooting? And does it matter? The modern firearm fashion is what I call the "nuts-and-bolts look." While I … [Read more...] about Is Firearm Fashion Changing for Better?
You might save money if you hire African San Taxidermy. You might save your Africa trophies, too. African San Taxidermy studio manager Karen Hoffman in the shipping room. Note the sturdy crates ready for shipment as well as the quality taxidermy of that eland and springbuck. … [Read more...] about African San Taxidermy Best Buy
I have a confession to make. A 308 Winchester confession. Brace yourself: The 308 Winchester is still one of the most overly-hyped cartridges in the stable, exceeded only by the 6.5 Creedmoor. But I still respect them both. 308 Winchester cartridges and fired cases. … [Read more...] about True 308 Winchester Confession