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  1. Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System Review

    Outdoorsmans Rifle Chassis System Review By Chris Denham (Publisher & Hunting Editor - Elk Hunter Magazine) In the last 20 years, we’ve seen dramatic improvements in optics, laser rangefinders, factory ammunition, barrel production, triggers, and scope mounts. However, the bolt-action rifle hasn’t changed significantly in the last 100 years. Some of the finest custom rifles made today are...
  2. Hike Less for Success

    Hike Less for Success By Nate Simmons ©Elk Hunter Magazine Death marches aren’t always the best answer for killing good bulls The success rates for a public land elk hunter in most units out West are very low. Typically, in the average OTC or easy draw area, a good success rate would be between 10-20%. However, we all know hunters who seem to consistently beat the odds and find great...
  3. 7 Habits of Highly Successful Combo Hunters

    7 Habits of Highly Successful Combo Hunters By Remi Warren ©Elk Hunter Magazine Don’t pass up on the chance to double down I’ve made my living specializing in guiding elk and deer combination hunts. The idea of going on one trip and bringing back more than one animal is appealing, but it’s not always the easiest thing to do. Over the years, I’ve developed some successful habits that maximize...
  4. 25 wssm Coyote

    25 wssm Coyote By Robert Coles The series of Winchester super short magnum cartridges never really started any fires with the interest of shooters. You can read many threads of why these (223wssm, 243wssm, 25wssm) rounds are undesirable, along with reloading issues and touchy pressure spikes. I found a very lightly used Winchester model 70 Coyote, chambered in 25wssm. These rifles have a...
  5. The Ultimate Squirrel Rifle

    The Ultimate Squirrel Rifle: The 17 Mach2 By Glenn Burroughs There have been many arguments over the years about the best gun for squirrels… from the pellet rifle to the 12 gauge shotgun. But if a vote by the amalgamated order of real squirrel hunters was taken today I suspect the runaway winner would be the 22 Long Rifle. There’s no question this little round has provided the meat for many...
  6. Buy Here - Review of Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope

    Huskemaw 5-20 LR Scope Review By Ernie Bishop I remember my first thoughts when I heard about this new Huskemaw 5-20 LR Rifle scope being on the market. One of my first questions was, "What does it have to offer that other scopes on the market don't already have?" I guess in some ways I am a skeptic when it comes to the latest and greatest product whether it be concerning long range hunting...
  7. All About Riflescope Reticles

    All About Riflescope Reticles By MeccaStreisand A reticle is simply a set of markings inside an optical device for use in measuring, pointing, aiming, etc... My 8" Newtonian telescope comes with an eyepiece that you can use for aligning the telescope with the Earth properly so its drive motor pre-programming can drive it to pre-determined astronomical points of interest automatically. Inside...
  8. Shooting Apps Review

    Shooting Apps Review By Nate Demiter As an avid long range hunter, I have used and attempted many different styles of shooting ranging from the traditional field data to extremely high tech ballistic applications. My previous experience has led me to thoroughly question how we as marksmen and hunters use and manipulate that data. I began long range hunting by collecting my field data at the...
  9. Grandpa's Varmint Rifles

    Grandpa’s Varmint Rifles ©By Glenn Burroughs A quick glance at a 22 Hornet round is sufficient time to realize this cartridge has been around for a long time. The rimmed base and sloping shoulder angle offer two strong clues that denote its antiquity. Can this be the oldest center-fire varmint cartridge with ammo still available at the sporting goods store? An old box of 22 WCF cartridges,...
  10. Andy's Elk Gear

    LRH Field Editor Andy Backus breaks down his personal elk hunting gear The images below are from My 2015 DIY Rifle Elk Hunt in Colorado during the first rifle season from October 10th though the 14th. The bull was killed at 11,600'. Len Backus' Long Range Rifles – Mountain Rifle - 6.5x284, 140 grain Berger Hybrids Huskemaw 4-16x42 Blue Diamond Scope - I appreciate the 22 oz weight of this...
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