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  1. Long Range Prairie Dog Hunt In South Dakota

    Page 2/2 B&G Machine also built the scope mounting system that Will designed, which is similar to the Harbor Engineering Mount, but without the micrometer thimbles. He makes his adjustments by simply using a feeler gauge to set his height (MOA) and locks it down. This makes it a much more compact unit. It has 370 MOA of adjustment. As of now, it has no windage adjustment, but Will is working on the new and improved version as I write this, because we both ran out of windage this year. The...
  2. Angle Shooting

    Below, referencing a .300 Remington Ultra Mag, utilizing a flat shooting 180 grain Nosler Partition bullet, with a velocity of 3250 feet per second, the uncorrected for gravity distance of 500 yards to target would cause the bullet’s point of impact (under the field expedient method) to hit approximately 13.2 inches high; or 1.75 minute of angle. Please see the Night Force ballistic Targeting Software Generated Angle Drop chart below. To the average hunter, these trajectories, at first, may...
  3. Remington XR100 In .204 Ruger

    Remington XR100 In .204 Ruger By Shane Green This is the best rabbit cartridge on the market. The one caveat would be that one isn’t shooting for meat! I have been shooting rabbits for 25+ years and have used a variety of calibres and firearms with great satisfaction from muzzle distance off to many 100’s of meters. The .204 provides a fast flat shooting round with little noticeable recoil allowing one to spot your own strikes. In itself this is a major advantage because without being...
  4. Angle Shooting

    Angle Shooting - Correcting For The Effects Of Gravity By Ward W. Brien There is a physical ballistic problem encountered when shooting on angles that causes the bullets point of impact to hit high. Shooting on angles is what every hunter experiences while hunting in mountainous terrain. Sheep hunters and deer hunters alike know all to well, that if their target is up or down on an angle, that they must aim low because the bullet will impact high. The reason for this has to do with gravity...
  5. Texas Turkey Hunting As I Know It

    Texas Turkey Hunting As I Know It By Ian McMurchey I am NOT a bird hunter of any note. As a matter of fact I rarely shoot shotguns since rifles take up so most of my time. Despite this lack of shotgunning and bird-hunting experience I get to go on occasional hunts. I usually view these opportunities as new experiences more than hunts. For the life of me, I cannot understand why people get so excited about shooting turkeys. Now I understand there are two different situations here – hunting...
  6. When Gadgets Fail - Reticles For Ranging

    When Gadgets Fail - Range Finding Reticles By Darrell Holland It’s great living in a technological society. The shooting world has been blessed with its share of techno-gadgets in recent years. Wind meters, laser range finders and sophisticated ballistic programs have taken the guess work out of most of our honed and practiced skills. Now the neophyte can accurately judge range to the nearest yard and determine wind deflection to the fraction of an inch given a constant blow. Such...
  7. Long Range Targets

    Long Range Targets By Ian McMurchy Far across the huge valley a tiny vertical white object looked out of place in the green vegetation. Although our target frame was over fifteen feet tall and four feet wide at seven hundred yards it was small – very small. Invisible to the naked eye are two six-inch round ShootNSee targets positioned at the top of the target paper. These are our aiming points for an interesting exercise as we determine our long-range bullet drops. Essentially we start at...
  8. Trigger Time In Texas

    Trigger Time In Texas By Ian McMurchy In March I made an interesting trip south to test new guns and ammo – and to escape Saskatchewan’s rotten winter. I flew into San Antonio to meet Kevin Howard from Howard Communications in Missouri. Kevin arranges “writer-hunts” for several companies and he is very good at his job. I met a good group of writers and industry folk and we proceeded to shoot a whole bunch of .223 WSSM ammo. Scott Grange from Winchester/Browning had brought along about...
  9. The Ultimate Shooting Challenges - Long Shots and Movers, Part Two - Shooting Running Deer

    The Ultimate Shooting Challenges - Long Shots and Movers Part Two - Shooting Running Deer By Ian McMurchy Your buddies have spotted a huge buck running into an aspen bluff. You know that the bluff is not very large and that it has a marshy slough in the middle. The slough is dry now but it is surrounded with cat-tails and willow clumps. There is a natural drainage running from the slough, only three or four feet lower than the rest of the terrain. The little creek is mostly weeds and a few...
  10. The Ultimate Shooting Challenges - Long Shots and Movers, Part One - Long Range Hunting

    The Ultimate Shooting Challenges - Long Shots and Movers Part One - Long Range Hunting By Ian McMurchy Far off across the open prairie a whitetail doe sneaks out of the end of a coulee. She tip-toes towards a small dugout for a drink before heading to nearby fields to forage. Moments after she appears a huge buck swaggers on her trail - nose to the ground, tail up he strides deliberately across the pasture. The rut is starting to kick-in and this doe is a magnet for the huge six by six....
  11. My Brooks Range, Alaska Dall Sheep Hunt

    My 2005 Brooks Range, Alaska Dall Sheep Hunt by Jim Speaks This hunt had been a dream of mine for many years. The allure of Alaska was something I couldn’t get out of my mind. After years of saving, I booked a hunt with an outfitter from Anchorage. The hunt was to take place in mid-August, 2005. Starting in January of 2005, I stepped up my workouts to prepare for the rigors of sheep hunting. I had read somewhere that the average distance traveled per day sheep hunting was 5-6 miles (ha). My...
  12. Stalking Deer In The UK

    Stalking Deer In The UK by "browndog" Red Stag Following a brief note from Len asking me to describe deer hunting ‘in my neck of the woods’, I have taken a few moments to do so. Whilst nothing I’ll describe here will live up to the long-range aspirations or achievements of others on this site, I hope it will give some feel for (my experience of) UK stalking. I’ll start with a very brief outline of the UK stalking environment and then move on to describe a couple of typical Highland summer...
  13. Dall Sheep Hunt - 2007

    Dall Sheep Hunt - 2007 By Michael Eichele This story begins in the same way as many of my other hunting stories - with the year(s) prior. It was near the end of the season for 2006. I had finally mustered up the courage to hike over a very long ways away from my normal hunting grounds. I had seen a big ram a few weeks prior at the head of a far off drainage but hadn’t seen him for a couple of weeks. In fact I had seen him in the same spot for several seasons including his last sub legal...
  14. Long Range Tricks And Toys

    Long Range Tricks And Toys By Ian McMurchy Much emphasis is placed on high performance rifles, state-of-the-art scopes and the latest magnum cartridge design when the discussion of long range hunting comes up in gun-shops and hunting camps. That equipment is essential. But there is another level of gear - and some specialized techniques - that play a vital role in making long shots. I am talking about the little things that make a big difference, like rock-steady shooting rests and the...
  15. F-Class Competition As Training For The Hunt

    F-Class Competition As Training For The Hunt By Jim Collier "The witch was in full force, I'd danced with her awhile and she lied to me and led me everywhere but the X-ring" unknown author The antelope was about 800 yards away and the wind was gusting between 18 and 25 miles per hour. The 115 grain Berger missed so badly that not a hair was cut. The next antelope was about 950 yards away and the bullet flew so wide it barley even landed within the same county. The third antelope was about...
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