Air temperature changes bullet trajectory by increasing or decreasing atmospheric density. This seems counter intuitive to some folks, but cold air makes a given load strike lower. Hot air makes the same load strike higher. Shooters can count on this: Expect to shoot … [Read more...] about How Air Temperature Changes Bullet Trajectory
“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?
On morning six of a ten-day moose hunt, my client came out of the tent geared up for another day of glassing and hiking. “I just know it is going to be a great day!" he exclaimed. “You put canned oranges in the oats and you’re the best guide I know!” The confidence boost was … [Read more...] about Tia Survives Hurricane Moose Hunt
High velocity cartridges pushing small caliber bullets can be barrel burners. But that doesn’t mean you can’t shoot them and extend barrel life while reaping long-range performance advantages. Don’t fire long strings through hot barrels. If a barrel is too hot to hold … [Read more...] about Top 10 Tricks Extend Barrel Life
“Dude, that’s a barrel burner!” Who hasn’t been warned about rifle cartridges that are barrel burners? The 264 Winchester Magnum. The 220 Swift. The 7mm RUM. Barrel burners! Beware! But why? What makes a barrel burner? And how can you minimize burning out your rifle … [Read more...] about How To Identify a Barrel Burner Rifle
The heavy bullet drift myth continues to fool many hunters. Heavier bullets do NOT always reduce wind deflection. In some cases they make it worse. Higher B.C. is the real solution. Weight is just one part of B.C. Form factor (shape) is the other critical part of high … [Read more...] about Heavy Bullet Drift Myth Busted
Whether you hunt deer, pronghorn, feral hogs, coyotes, or even elk and moose, you might want to shoot 6.5 Creedmoor. This is the rifle cartridge version of the New England Patriots — the consistent winner that people love to hate. Creedmoor here, Creedmoor there, Creedmoor this, … [Read more...] about 20 Reasons to Shoot 6.5 Creedmoor
Sport hunting rocks for many reasons. Virtue signaling isn't one of them. Sport hunters who virtue signal may be painting themselves into a narrow corner. Are they playing into the anti-hunters' divide-and-conquer tactics? * Claiming the moral high ground isn't … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Sport Hunting Rocks