Making your low-cost plains game hunt without a safari binocular is like hiking the Pacific Crest Trail without boots. It can be done, but it won’t be as much fun. To maximize safari fun, take along your best safari binocular. Here's how to find it: Why a Best Safari … [Read more...] about Best Safari Binocular Explained
Tough. Durable. Consistent. That’s what you want in an Africa hunting scope. Despite our best technology -- HD glass, illuminated reticles, ballistic reticles, dial turrets, parallax adjustment dials and 8X zoom ranges -- a riflescope is really just a front sight. Yes, it is … [Read more...] about Best Africa Hunting Scope
Appreciating a Whitetail Buck Has Become Harder Thanks to Successful Wildlife Restoration Appreciating a whitetail buck should be easy, but... It's funny how a hunter's perspective can change. When we begin hunting, we're eager and happy to see a deer, let alone a buck, let … [Read more...] about Appreciating a Whitetail Buck
The dreaded whitetail lockdown. If you hunt whitetails you’ve probably heard whitetail lockdown used to describe the sudden disappearance of whitetails during the rut. Your daily sightings drop precipitously because the bucks are supposedly “locked down” with does. Really? … [Read more...] about Whitetail Lockdown Explained
Former military snipers at the famous FTW Ranch in Texas are wise enough to tell their students: “We don’t teach THE way, we teach A way.” That’s a realistic philosophy born of experience. The right technique for one shooter may not work perfectly for another. But I’m … [Read more...] about A New, Better Way to Shoot Prone
In a recent blog, manly man Richard Mann indulged in a weak embrace of the 308 Winchester as his choice for all-round, do-everything rifle cartridge. Like the groom at a shotgun wedding, he says “I do” more out of a sense of self preservation than conviction. Well, I can’t blame … [Read more...] about 7mm-08 Beats 308 Win!
A tough scope is a good scope because durability is job one. Bright is nice and a high zoom range can be handy -- but not if that scope can't hold zero. I learned that the hard way in a freezing rain with a Winchester Super X3 12 gauge in my semi-frozen hands. I'd … [Read more...] about A Tough Scope is Good Scope
Since the 1920s, pasture and crop field rodent control has evolved from close-range stalking to long-range sniping. Rimfire 22s and shotguns have been replaced by high velocity varmint rifles shooting cartridges like 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 243 Winchester and … [Read more...] about Volquartsen’s 17 Best Ways to Hunt Rodents