Before you come to blows with your buddies over who has the “Best” rifle, you need to understand two acronyms: bee-cee and em-vee, more commonly seen as BC and MV. These stand for Ballistic Coefficient and Muzzle Velocity. They and they alone determine which … [Read more...] about Shoot Better! Ballistic Coefficient and MV
by Ron Spomer The philosophy of Little Bo Peep kills. “Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and doesn’t know where to find them. Leave them alone and they’ll come home, wagging their tails behind them.” The Little Bo Peep syndrome, a persistent, modern myth perpetuated by … [Read more...] about Little Bo Peep Kills Wildlife
Why You Cannot Photograph an Elk Here’s a wild idea: Stop photographing objects. Trying will only frustrate you. You can’t take a picture of an elk, goose, flower or mountain. So give it up. Your photography will improve. Really. The most important thing to understand … [Read more...] about Photo 101: Photograph Light, Not Subjects
Mossberg 375 Ruger is affordable, accurate. So what is a Mossberg 375 Ruger and how do it’s ballistics compare with that famous 375 H&H Magnum? Pretty darn well. American’s have always had access to budget priced hunting rifles, but rarely big bore, dangerous game, … [Read more...] about Affordable Mossberg 375 Ruger!
What’s not to like about a September backcountry elk hunt? Aspens, cottonwoods and mountain maples are dressed for a parade, showering gold and red confetti on the world. Mountain streams run clear and cold, laughing their way toward a winter vacation on the seashore … [Read more...] about Backcountry Elk Hunt Inspiration
This is a topic “gun writers” are never supposed to broach. Standard operating procedure is to warn big game hunters against ever shooting frangible (thinly jacketed, soft lead, easily broken) varmint bullets at big game. Just say no! Except they work. Dramatically. … [Read more...] about Frangible Varmint Bullets for Big Game
Here is part four and the final installment of our performance review of elk rifles, cartridges and bullets I’ve worked with over the years. Our intent is to determine if there are any clear differences in killing efficiency among the variety I’ve used. General … [Read more...] about Bull Elk, Bullets and Rifles, Part 4
This is Part 3 of our elk rifle performance review. The first two installments detail hunts from 1985 through 2009. The intent is to compare effectiveness of various cartridges, bullets and rifles. I'll wrap up this series with a few opinions I've "earned" … [Read more...] about Bull Elk, Bullets and Rifles, Part 3