In our last blog post (you can read it here) we deferred to Sir Isaac Newton and learned why the widely advertised “knockdown power” of high-powered, modern center-fire rifle ammunition is not really knockdown power at all. So, if we can’t count on … [Read more...] about Bullets Work This Way
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
The hunting and shooting “industry” (code for manufacturers, lodges, outfitters, trainers, marketers and writers like me who make money off hunting and shooting) suddenly loves women. Women’s clothing, women’s rifles, women’s shotguns, women’s handguns, women’s … [Read more...] about Women Aim to Shoot and Hunt
On the odd chance you don't already know animal rights activists are hopelessly delusional, their latest proposals for Staten Island's urban deer population should convince you. They want to capture this New York City island's whitetail bucks, snip them at a cost of … [Read more...] about Activists Plot Whitetail Vasectomies
The sun was on the Nebraska horizon and a Mossberg 243 Winchester bolt-action was on my shoulder when a herd of November whitetails exploded from a copse of trees and scattered into the Sandhills. Flashing tails, leaping legs, long necks and there! Antlers! Wide, tall, … [Read more...] about 243 Winchester vs. 30-30 Win.
Over the decades hunters have gotten this idea that they need a 3-inch, if not 3.5-inch, 12 gauge magnum and a double handful of shot to terminate a tom turkey. I contend you can take that turkey with ANY shotgun and load — you just have to get within effective range … [Read more...] about Mossberg 930 and Winchester Long Beard Go Long