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  1. Accurately Learned

    Accurately Learned By Les Voth Les' new book, Life Les'ons, is now available on Amazon HERE. Previously, I told the story of my pursuit of one rifle. A custom rifle. A rifle that would do all I needed a rifle to do. A rifle I could accessorize for comfort and pursue accuracy with. The rifle is a trued Remington Short Action. It has a 27.5 inch 8 twist, 6.5 Creedmoor Krieger barrel. An HS...
  2. iota Kremlin Rifle Stock and Triad ZL Scope Ring Review

    iota Kremlin Rifle Stock and Triad ZL Scope Ring Review By Justin Hyer The overcast sky provided a breathtaking sunset that cast beautiful rays of orange and red light across the clouds as the sun buried itself behind the westward mountains. The night had been gorgeous and filled with sightings of numerous deer, but not the elk I was after. I gathered up my gear to begin the trek to the...
  3. Sacrifice For Quality or The Case For Custom

    Sacrifice For Quality or The Case For Custom By Les Voth With this gear, and my friend Mad, I learned to shoot past and beyond my aspirations. I had visions of becoming proficient to 600 yards. I have no good explanation for picking that number beyond the limits of imagination. Mad's Lapua Desert Tech reaching out With many boxes of factory Hornady 140 grain ELD Match ammo, I started hitting...
  4. DIY Euro Mount

    DIY European Mount By Remi Warren ©Elk Hunter Magazine Give it a try; it’s easier than you think When the hunt is over and the meat has long been consumed, I like to look at the antlers on my wall and remember the hunt, the struggle, the good times, and the excitement. Obviously, it’s not practical to do a mount on all your animals, so for many, I really like the look of a European or skull...
  5. Alaska: the Last Elk Frontier

    Alaska: the Last Elk Frontier By Remi Warren ©Elk Hunter Magazine Chasing Roosevelt Elk in BIG bear country My brother laughed with jubilation and relief as he popped the top off an Alaskan Amber. This was no ordinary beer; it was his celebration beer. "Want one?" he asked. I didn’t. My whole body ached, but when would we ever have this chance again? I looked past the fire we built and past...
  6. The Accurate, Long Range 6mm BR

    The Accurate, Long Range 6mm BR © Glenn Burroughs Some years ago there was a company that developed a nearly perfect cartridge. And although it was intended for distances of less than five hundred yards, with the proper barrel twist and a heavier bullet it was very accurate to one thousand yards. Not only was it accurate over a variety of distances, but it did not use much powder, had little...
  7. Getting Started In Tactical Rifle Competition

    Getting Started In Tactical Rifle Competition By Ed Shell This article is intended to help the shooter new to precision and tactical matches get started. There are many matches around the country with many different themes, so to begin, we need to define "tactical match" in our context and thus define our goals. For our purposes, "tactical rifle" would be precision rifle shooting under...
  8. A Hunting Guide's Perspective on the Quality of Swarovski Optics

    A Hunting Guide’s Perspective on the Quality of Swarovski Optics By Robb Wiley Of Non-Typical Outfitters When I started my big game guiding career back in 1993, it soon became crystal clear that quality optics were one of the essential tools for hunting trophy animals. As I scoured the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming early in my career looking for trophies, I discovered that in order to be...
  9. The 270 and Reloading

    The .270 and Reloading by Charles Smith Okay, I confess; I have a love affair with the .270 Winchester Short Magnum (WSM) and reloading. This affair with the .270 WSM began when I began my quest for “The Lunchbox Hunter’s Long Range Rifle” or what I term a “Multi-Purpose Hunting Rifle” (MPHR). Currently, my MPHR is a Winchester Model 70 Shadow in .270 WSM. However, the research that led me...
  10. Testimonials - - Len Backus' Long Range Rifles, LLC

    TESTIMONIALS - - Long Range Rifles, LLC 6.5 GAP Brian S. -REPEAT CUSTOMER- Len 123 Amax 100 yards, 3 shots I think the rifle has potential! 30 Nosler Ron P. Len I'm still fairly early in my break-in on the 30 Nosler you built, but here is a 3 shot group. It was a 3 shot group on paper after 2 foulers were shot at steel. Thanks again. I'm really looking forward to doing more shooting. -...
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