Articles

  1. Reaching Into the Past - The 219 Donaldson Wasp

    It’s hard to believe that some of the varmint cartridges that originated in the early part of the last century are still doing an excellent job on small game. As far back as 1912, Savage offered the 22 Hi Power cartridge in their Model 99, and it delivered a 70 grain bullet at 2790 feet per second. This cartridge is no longer available in the US but is still somewhat popular in Europe, and...
  2. Effective Game Killing - Part 1

    For hunting purposes the primary task of the projectile is to provide a fast humane kill. This minimizes suffering to the animal and simplifies location of the carcass. Destruction of the major nervous centers such as the brain or forwards portion of the spine cause the fastest killing but such targets are often difficult to hit.
  3. Selecting Varmint Calibers

    Selecting Varmint Calibers By Jared Bauder As I dust off my guns from the winter infestation of cold and snow, I think about the gun options for the varmint season. Phrases like, “speed kills” and “going out with a bang” usually come to mind. Despite the usual suspects (Figure 1), I find myself migrating to the best ratio of effective range, cost, and explosive terminal performance. Typical...
  4. 40 Rounds to Perfect PRS Practice

    40 Round Perfect PRS Practice By Jim See You must ask yourself, am I practicing for performance or am I just out here burning powder? Think about that for a minute... are you getting the best return on your practice investment? Well this article is going to give you some well-deserved advice on getting the most out of the fewest rounds. I rarely shoot 100 yard groups, ever... About the only...
  5. Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review

    Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review By Glenn Burroughs For longer than I like to admit, my rifles were cleaned by laying them on a work bench that had a carpet top. If the rifle was a target-type with a flat forearm bottom I would lay the forearm on the carpet with the butt off the table and the rifle could be cleaned easily enough. But the rest of the rifles had to be laid on their side…...
  6. Level It And Color It Done

    Level It And Color It Done By Les Voth X-ray just built a new rifle. In his search for the ultimate caliber/rifle combo he has been through many. As a past shooting competitor, he knows what works. Working as a paid hunter, X-ray's real world experience eclipses the fantasy worlds of most. From .243s to 6mm SLRs, 308s to .338 Normas, 6.5 Creedmoors to 22-243s, his use of and collection of...
  7. The Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition's New Features

    Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition’s New Features By Clint Bryant Shortly after submitting my original article on the Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition in late 2015, I found out that some changes and upgrades had been made to the unit. Then, at the 2017 SHOT Show, Nick from Bullseye let Andy Backus of Long Range Hunting know about the improved capabilities added to Bullseye’s Target...
  8. Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market

    Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market By Len Backus For quite a few years I used the $600 Oehler brand three-screen chrono. For decades it was considered the best. And it probably still is the best screen-based chrono out there. But even it would sometimes fail to read in tricky light conditions. If you have to drive a ways to shoot, you NEVER want a failure-to-read situation. And...
  9. Windage Compensation

    Windage Compensation By Jack Peterson, Producer of Best of the West TV Show Anyone that has spent much time in Wyoming knows that the wind can really blow here. According to the University of Wyoming’s website at [URL="http://www.uwyo.edu"]www.uwyo.edu[/URL], “Wyoming contains over 50% of the United States’ top categories for wind energy resource”. Whether it’s the plains of eastern and southern Wyoming or the mountain...
  10. A Reconstructed Ruger

    A Reconstructed Ruger By Les Voth Last summer I tried selling my Ruger Mark II VT. This 28 inch barreled factory firearm was too heavy to carry on a hunt. I have a custom Remington in the same 6.5 Creedmoor caliber that was more practical, so it had to go. Unfortunately, no one wanted it. So after a few months on consignment, I took it back home. The store it was on consignment at had used...
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