“Why Do Women Hunt?" That was the sexist headline in a recent news story. I'll bet you’ve seen others like: "Women: Fastest Growing Demographic in Hunting" "Women’s Hunting Clothing is Booming Business" "More Women Hunters Crowd the Woods" "Women in … [Read more...] about Is THIS Why Women Hunt?
Where do you test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester ammunition on deer in February? Hawaii, of course. Few red-blooded American hunters think of our 50th state - tropical wonderland that it is — as a deer hunting destination. The island of Lanai, however, is an axis deer … [Read more...] about Deer Test Norma Tip Strike 308 Winchester
Bullet drop can mean several things. None is good for your shooting, and one is a ballistic challenge you’ll have to overcome. More Than One Kind of Bullet Drop Let’s get the easy problems out of the way first. Dropping cartridges on the ground can break polymer tips, … [Read more...] about 4 Easy Tricks to Handle Bullet Drop
Don’t tell your friends what I’m about to tell you because they’ll just be jealous, but… you probably own the world’s deadliest deer rifle. What I mean by this is that your current deer rifle, if it is legal in the jurisdictions where you hunt, is potentially perfect for … [Read more...] about World’s Deadliest Deer Rifle
You might be thinking you need to buy a short-action rifle so you can shoot one of the vastly superior short-action cartridges, especially the 308 Winchester and 6.5 Creedmoor. Think again. There’s nothing wrong with short-action rifles and cartridges, but … [Read more...] about Short-Action Rifle Versus Long-Action
A 28-caliber might not be the wrong caliber, but a .28-caliber is way too small and the 7mm caliber isn’t really a caliber at all. Sort of. Caliber is a widely misunderstood term. I’m not convinced I fully understand it myself. I do know a 308 Winchester is not a caliber, but a … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Shooting Wrong Caliber
The popular new kid in the rifle world is the 6mm Creedmoor. It’s winning all kinds of target competitions. It’s also dropping pronghorns, whitetails, mule deer, coyotes, and even elk — and I’m not buying one. Before I tell you why, let’s examine this magical new cartridge in … [Read more...] about Why I’m Not Buying 6mm Creedmoor
The rifle was Sauer, my wife was sweet and the Leica optics were sharp, but none was waterproof during a windy, rainy Highlands red stag hunt. That didn’t seem to matter. Sauer (pronounced “sour” by most Americans, “tzauer” by Germans) is a German gun maker that has been at it … [Read more...] about Sauer, Leica & Betsy Get Stag