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Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Sunday, July 14th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Ron Spomer

Brush-busting deer guns: Still useful, increasingly popular

Grandpa and great grandpa loved their brush busting, lever-action .30-30s, .35 Remingtons, and .32 Winchester Specials, but should you?
Yes. But not for the brush busting.
Because the bullets aren’t all that good at busting brush. But the rifles are. So-called brush rifles and the cartridges they shoot evolved alongside the metallic cartridge and repeating rifle.

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Laser rangefinders — the trusty tool helping hunters make better shots for 25 years

Hey all you hunting and shooting grandpas (even you grandpas-to-be) take it from this grandpa – laser rangefinders aren’t new fangled, high-tech, or unethical. The first successful consumer model came out in 1999.
You don’t have to use a rangefinder to set up for ridiculously long shots you have no business taking. Used correctly, one of these “cheaters” could prevent you from crippling and losing a deer. Wouldn’t you rather know you can hit it than hope you might hit it?

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The .270 Winchester is a hunting rifle worth owning

The .270 Winchester is an icon, an All-American icon, and a touchstone to our 20th century sport hunting tradition. It connects us to our fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers, and one of the most influential arms and ammunition manufacturers in U.S. history – Winchester. The .270 Winchester is one of the most underrated of the once overrated deer and elk hunting cartridges of all time.

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Buying a 9mm? Here’s what to consider with America’s most popular handgun cartridge

Searching for the top options in 9mm handguns is like seeking the best cold cereal breakfast food – too many options!
But, because 9mm Luger is the most popular handgun chambering in the United States, if not the world, let’s see if we can break things down to narrow the field. First, 9mm pistols come in two major “flavors” – striker-fired and hammer-fired.

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Top black bear hunting cartridges for 2024

Black bear hunters are endlessly trying to figure out which rifle/cartridge/bullet is best, and we have the simple answer: most all of them.
I’m being facetious here, but to make a point: black bears are not tanks. Most whitetail cartridges suffice for terminating black bears. The bullets, however, sometimes leave much to be desired, specifically having adequate expansion, coupled with penetration.

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To become a better shooter, take the time to understand “minute of angle”

If you’ve got a minute, I might be able to help you understand – and appreciate – MOA. But be forewarned: I’m going to beat this dead horse several ways because not all of us easily comprehend this stuff.

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A guide to understanding your long-range hunting rifle options

Shooting beyond 300 yards is fun. Hitting targets beyond 300 yards is even more fun. And you don’t need expensive rifles and scopes to do it.

Tricked out PRS-style rifles (Precision Rifle Series) and 6-30X56mm scopes are not mandatory. The old 1903 Springfield bolt action military rifle from World War I was fitted with an iron rear sight adjustable to 2,800 yards! It was chambered for the .30-06 and a 150-grain spire point, flat-base bullet.

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Bullets: Describing performance goals behind all shapes and sizes

Bullets come in all shapes and sizes designed to achieve specific performance goals. To use them most effectively, hunters should understand how bullet shapes and sizes contribute to performance.

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