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  1. .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm

    I sighted in the rifle with a Vortex Viper 4x16 with a Dead Hold BDC reticle. I found this model Vortex very suitable for my style of shooting. The glass was clear and bright. At the shooting range I found the turrets were accurate and went back to zero. My reloading began; I started by trying to find the weight range of bullets which the rifle preferred. Trying bullets from 65gr. to 105gr. it...
  2. .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm

    .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm By John Johnston In 1968 Roy Weatherby designed and created his last Weatherby magnum cartridge. The .240 was born to compete with the .240 H&H. Typical of Roy Weatherby’s prior rounds, the .240 had a belted case. It has survived for all these years, but its future may be in doubt. Like most of Weatherby’s cartridges, the cost of .240 ammunition and...
  3. 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions

    10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions By Shawn Carlock After having spent years in the hunting fields, rifle competitions, and training arenas, I have noted that a high number of missed “field” shots in these conditions were the result of unstable or flat out poor shooting positions. Now, in the areas of hunting, rifle competition, and training, your field shooting position will...
  4. 10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt

    10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt By Bruce Marshall Where to start? I guess the beginning is actually when I moved my family to Wyoming 25 years ago. As a hunter it is a great place to be. I started applying for a sheep within a couple of years of arriving. Not every year, but probably every other year. Then things changed in 1994 as Wyoming went to a preference point system...
  5. 10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt

    The next day set the pattern for how we sheep hunted. Up around 6:45. Breakfast and pack up the horses. Leave camp about 8AM. John likes sheep hunting because he can sleep in. With elk he's up at 4AM. The first day we went up to what he calls the Horse Pasture. It’s just above camp, only 2 or so miles away. It was where hunter #1 had gotten his ram. As we left camp there were fresh grizzly...
  6. 10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt

    On day 8 John was ready to pull out all of the stops. We headed for Upper Dead Indian. Along the way John spotted a beautiful ram, 6 years old. It was basically full curl, but he still has his "lamb tips" on his horns. John really didn’t want to shoot him, but felt obligated to allow me to choose. It was day 8 and I was sorely tempted. It was only 400 or so yards. I decided to pass. John...
  7. 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

    12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk By Mike Greene In late September of 2011, I had the privilege of teaching my 12 year old grandson Matt to elk hunt here in the White Mountains of Arizona. On his second try Matt drew an Arizona Early Rifle Bull Elk Tag. This hunt would be right in the middle of the rut with a new moon about the 4th night. Our anticipation began to soar. Matt’s dad, Daniel, and...
  8. 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

    Now for the bullet. Daniel told me he had heard good things about Berger VLD Hunting Bullets, so I researched them and decided to try them out. I had also heard rumors that went both ways, the biggest concern was that the bullet wouldn’t penetrate at closer range as it was intended for long range shooting. My grandson and I went to the range with about 6 bullets of each powder load that we...
  9. 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

    This 6X6 bull surrounded himself with some of the most wary cows I have ever seen. These cows would come out and start to graze and be on the lookout for anything amiss. After about 30 minutes the bull came out. Then, just as everything was looking like Matt would have his shot, about 25 turkey came filing into the woods, which spooked the elk. No shot, and now it was dark. End of day 2. On...
  10. 1500 Yard Prairie Dogs

    1500 Yard Prairie Dogs By Ernie Bishop The quest for hitting prairie dogs in the field was a challenge for me in 1984, as I was unfamiliar with center-fire rifles and high magnification scopes. Growing up on a Kansas farm, upland game was a norm. I was used to using a shotgun or an iron-sighted 22 rim-fire rifle, but the heavy barreled custom 6mm Remington rifle with set trigger and a Unertl...
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