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  1. Hike Less for Success

    Hike Less for Success By Nate Simmons ©Elk Hunter Magazine Death marches aren’t always the best answer for killing good bulls The success rates for a public land elk hunter in most units out West are very low. Typically, in the average OTC or easy draw area, a good success rate would be between 10-20%. However, we all know hunters who seem to consistently beat the odds and find great...
  2. 7 Habits of Highly Successful Combo Hunters

    7 Habits of Highly Successful Combo Hunters By Remi Warren ©Elk Hunter Magazine Don’t pass up on the chance to double down I’ve made my living specializing in guiding elk and deer combination hunts. The idea of going on one trip and bringing back more than one animal is appealing, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Over the years, I’ve developed some successful habits that maximize...
  3. 25 wssm Coyote

    25 wssm Coyote By Robert Coles The series of Winchester super short magnum cartridges never really started any fires with the interest of shooters. You can read many threads of why these (223wssm, 243wssm, 25wssm) rounds are undesirable, along with reloading issues and touchy pressure spikes. I found a very lightly used Winchester model 70 Coyote, chambered in 25wssm. These rifles have a...
  4. The Ultimate Squirrel Rifle

    The Ultimate Squirrel Rifle: The 17 Mach2 By Glenn Burroughs There have been many arguments over the years about the best gun for squirrels… from the pellet rifle to the 12 gauge shotgun. But if a vote by the amalgamated order of real squirrel hunters was taken today I suspect the runaway winner would be the 22 Long Rifle. There’s no question this little round has provided the meat for many...
  5. Buy Here - Review of Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope

    Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope Review By Ernie Bishop I remember my first thoughts when I heard about this new Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle scope being on the market. One of my first questions was, "What does it have to offer that other scopes on the market don't already have?" I guess in some ways I am a skeptic when it comes to the latest and greatest product whether it be concerning long range hunting...
  6. Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System Review

    The Kitchen Table Gunsmith Real gunsmiths call guys like me “coffee table gunsmiths”, meaning I know just enough to get myself into trouble! But with an out-of-the-box Remington 700 ADL, I have all the skill necessary to assemble a complete rifle with the Outdoorsmans Chassis System, and here is the visual proof in photos. By the way, in case you were wondering, the following photos were taken...
  7. Grandpa's Varmint Rifles

    218 Bee, 1939 to date The 218 Bee arrived in 1939 as a commercial cartridge offered by Winchester for their Model 65 lever action. The case is based on the 25-20 Winchester cartridge necked down to 22 caliber and, although it has a shorter case than the Hornet, it holds more powder. Some expected it to be the demise of the 22 Hornet, but that was not to be the case. Although the performance of...
  8. All About Riflescope Reticles

    Circle/CQT/CQC: These used to be nearly exclusive residents of the realm of shotgun scopes but someone figured out that they make brilliant combat reticles as they're super fast and easy to use. Put your target in the circle and kill it. Simple. The open design is good for situational awareness as well. Now we're starting to see really clever things like circle reticles being placed in the...
  9. All About Riflescope Reticles

    First Focal Plane: First focal plane reticles are necessary if you want to use a reticle for estimating range to target and to be able to do so at any of the available magnification levels of your optic without having to take additional steps in the math or limitations such as setting the magnification to a specific level. FFP reticles are wildly popular in the...
  10. All About Riflescope Reticles

    All About Riflescope Reticles By MeccaStreisand A reticle is simply a set of markings inside an optical device for use in measuring, pointing, aiming, etc... My 8" Newtonian telescope comes with an eyepiece that you can use for aligning the telescope with the Earth properly so its drive motor pre-programming can drive it to pre-determined astronomical points of interest automatically. Inside...
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