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  1. Setting Up For The Long Range Hunting Shot

    Setting Up For The Long Range Hunting Shot By Shawn Carlock First lets start off by saying that long range hunting shots are like snowflakes, a few may be similar but no two are really alike. While each shot is unique, the preparation for each shot is mostly the same. For the sake of this article let us assume that you have a rifle and scope combination that shoots very well and you have a...
  2. Quest For Ballistics Software

    The Quest For Ballistics Software By Gustavo F. Ruiz “…The world's first electronic digital computer was developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables…” Yes, we are talking in relation to ENIAC the first modern computer in history, and please note what it was built for. The outlook of technology is so overwhelming that we hardly ever reflect on the past of...
  3. Gear For Dall Sheep Backpack Hunting

    Gear For Dall Sheep Backpack Hunting By Michael Eichele "This was supposed to be my first backpack sheep hunt and I swore it would be my last." I woke up from my 5 minute nap when one of the only two tent pegs keeping my tent from tumbling down the mountain pulled out of the ground. My heart about stopped when my body weight pulled the tent I was sleeping in down the steep slope. I bolted...
  4. Do-It Yourself Western Hunting

    Do-It-Yourself Western Hunt Quest for a place to hunt By Jim Brown A lot of "how-to's" on western hunting deal with the logistics of the hunt . Equipment, transportation, caliber choice, physical condition and so on are all very important considerations and without attention to these details the hunt could be one you would rather forget. Here the focus will be on sources to tap for relatively...
  5. Alaska Dream Hunt

    Alaska Dream Hunt By Ian McMurchy I just returned from a wonderful hunt in Alaska. I understand that Alaska might not be the first choice for a dream hunt for some readers. Matter of fact I hope to experience the Yukon and NWT before I hang-up my hunting boots. Right now Alaska’s my dream hunting location. I would like to share the realities of such a hunt. So let’s say you have made up your...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting

    Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting By Jerry Teo When reloading for long range hunting, we want to make ammo that is as consistent and accurate as benchrest ammo but as functionally reliable and deadly as factory hunting ammo. Let's first look at the basic components and then what it takes to make up superb ammo. BRASS: For brass, I have had wonderful success with US manufactured...
  9. Brown Bears At Breakfast

    Brown Bears at Breakfast By Ian McMurchy “We are into “Plan-B”, Ian. We had no idea there would be so much snow this late in the season. Lots of bear tracks so we will be O.K.!” Those words greeted me when outfitter Wayne Woods beached his skiff onto a desolate Copper River sandbar in south central Alaska. Wayne grew up in the outfitting business and he knows how to find big brown bears so I...
  10. 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...
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