Re: S&B 34mm Tactical
Wish I lived closer, would like to shoot some of this stuff with you. Have so damn much to shoot and not enough time or opportunity - losing half a year to winter does not help. Am very fortunate to have some great buddies who help a ton, particularly one lurker-partner who is the best shot and best gunnie I have ever met.
Good question, varies with what the opportunities are and what articles I might be working on or assigned. Some of these topics take months to get meaningful info on, or months of planning for a single hunt. Bottom line is that I like shooting and hunting more than writing or I would be punching out a lot more writing [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
Current issue of NRA Am. Hunter has a product test I did on the Surefire flashlights, testing quality equipment like that is enjoyable to say the least. I am very lucky to get to do these tests, have several going on right now.
Even more so I enjoy doing bigger jobs, more like "projects" that take much more time and effort. Have some stuff coming out on hitting moving targets for instance - accumulation of three years of shooting and thousands of rounds. Am really enjoying writing about the realities of long range hunting, have some interesting new topics for next year on the burner.
I am trying to use as much privately owned equipment as I can (like that S&B), gets rid of some of the onus that occurs when you get stuff direct from some factories. Most manufacturers I deal with are great, but some have some strings attached or implied.
The equipment stuff is fun but even better is meeting and becoming friends with some of the incredible guys I have hunted with since I got into this game. That plus meeting a lot of really great long range shooters courtesy of your site. Gotta go, a dog just jumped on my lap and he really needs a good backscratch [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]