The old 30-06 Springfield seems to have become the Rodney Dangerfield of centerfire rifle cartridges. If you are one of the many who "don't give it no respect," you might want to study its potential and reconsider. Recently a young hunter in camp shot a mule deer at … [Read more...] about Five Reasons Why 30-06 Springfield Is Best
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!
If you still believe Gore-Tex can’t keep you dry, stop reading because this all about Simms Gore-Tex Pro Shell waterproof garments, the best rainwear I’ve worn in 50 years of hunting. It beat southeast Alaska! I’ve journeyed to the Alaska wilderness 19 times. Each time I … [Read more...] about Simms Gore-Tex Beats Alaska
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
Packing for a big Alaska adventure is often more adventure than the adventure. Or, at least, it’s more stressful. Where did I put those gaiters? What happened to my Gore-Tex rain jacket? Should I take 40 rounds for the rifle, or will 20 be more than enough? What should be a … [Read more...] about How to Pack for Alaska Adventure
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
The most important tool in the rifle hunter’s kit is the one most of us pay the least attention to — the bullet -- and cup-core bullets are the most common, yet misunderstood. Your $500 scope and $1,200 rifle are spear carriers in this drama, just a launchpad for the bullet. … [Read more...] about How Bullets Work: Cup-Core Bullets Explained
I just made it through airport security with a 130-grain "dangerous bullet" in my carry-on — and TSA okayed it! That means one of two things: 1. TSA no longer cares or 2. Bullets are no more dangerous than stones of the same size. The correct answer, of course, is #2. … [Read more...] about Why Bullets are not Dangerous