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
You don't mess with Texas, and if you're a grizzly bear you don't mess with Tia Shoemaker. Tia is a Registered Alaska Hunting Guide and bush pilot. She grew up in a wilderness homestead cabin, off the grid, home schooled. She shoots a 416 Remington, respects the game … [Read more...] about Wilderness Woman Tia Shoemaker
A quandary for many “wanna be” Alaska sheep, goat, and caribou hunters is what to do about stopping grizzly and brown bear attacks. Can a light, flat-shooting mountain game rifle also be an effective bear stopping rifle? I’m probably not the best to ask about this because, … [Read more...] about Make Your Mountain Rifle a Bear Stopping Rifle
My wife’s new Swift bullets Kimber Adirondack combo is swift and deadly for all the reasons hunters care about — field proficiency. Chambered for the short-action 7mm-08 Remington and spitting 150-grain Swift Sciroccos, this rig is light, short, fast and deadly. Darn near … [Read more...] about Swift Bullets Kimber Adirondack — Ideal Hunting Rig
A magazine editor recently asked me to write 200 words outlining the all-round, perfect Alaska rifle. Only 200 words? That was about as improbable as finding the perfect Alaska rifle. What the Perfect Alaska Rifle Demands Where do you discover one rifle that can handle … [Read more...] about Find Your Perfect Alaska Rifle
Most hunters are a mite confused about the advantages and disadvantages of a short rifle barrel. You might say they are long on fear and short on information. Maybe we can fix that. We detailed short rifle barrel ballistic performance loss in an earlier article on RSO. You can … [Read more...] about Short Rifle Barrel Performance Advantages
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!
Alaska is where good rifles go to die. Swamps, muskeg, wet meadows, alder jungles, rocks, sand, snow and rain combine to rust, warp and defile rifles in record time. But not Mossberg’s Patriot Laminate Marinecote in 375 Ruger. I dragged one of these inexpensive … [Read more...] about Mossberg’s Patriot 375 in Wet Alaska