My last blog about Africa safari hunting prompted reader questions about Namibian photo safari potential. Can one hunt and photograph simultaneously? Absolutely. Zebra are common on Namibian hunting farms and a classic subject for a Namibian photo safari. I took this shot … [Read more...] about Enjoy Namibian Photo Safari Bonus
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.
We get letters and sometimes they aren't written to chew me out. Like this one referencing my claim that you can find an Africa safari cheaper than an Alaska hunt: Ron, I really enjoy your writing, especially about your African safaris. You were a big influence on my … [Read more...] about Africa Safari Cheaper Than Alaska!
Snow lay a foot deep. Perfect for pheasant hunting. Half the switch grass and big bluestem was pressed to a horizontal tangle. A southeast wind blew flakes in fits and flutters. Covey was coursing the field, bouncing up and over the taller grasses to keep track of … [Read more...] about Pheasant Hunting Blizzard
What’s the best shotgun for hunting? For you? If you can't decide, welcome to another first world problem. Count your blessings. I think we can solve this welcomed challenge. Here are our common options: Break-action single shot. Break-action over/under. Break- action … [Read more...] about Best Shotgun For You?
The wood stock deer rifle isn’t dead. It’s just willfully misrepresented to gin up new rifle sales. This oldie but goodie is not that old. Mossberg bucked the trend when it came out with the upgraded Patriot Revere three years ago. It's the same rifle as the synthetic … [Read more...] about Is The Wood Stock Deer Rifle Obsolete?
There must be something wrong with me. I mean, in addition to the usual. Maybe my hearing is worse than I thought. Maybe I’m debilitatingly nearsighted. Or maybe my brain synapses just fire out of sync. Whatever it is, I’m starting to feel like an outsider, an outlier, … [Read more...] about Hunting Videos Heavy Metal Soundtrack
Bullet sectional density matters to hunters because it influences penetration and energy. The higher any bullet's sectional density number, the better it should perform on big animals like elk, moose, bear, kudu, eland, buffalo... The bigger and tougher the game, the higher … [Read more...] about Bullet Sectional Density Matters
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