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  1. .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm

    .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm By John Johnston In 1968 Roy Weatherby designed and created his last Weatherby magnum cartridge. The .240 was born to compete with the .240 H&H. Typical of Roy Weatherby’s prior rounds, the .240 had a belted case. It has survived for all these years, but its future may be in doubt. Like most of Weatherby’s cartridges, the cost of .240 ammunition and brass is rather expensive. Norma makes the brass with the Weatherby head stamp plus the loaded...
  2. 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions

    By Shawn Carlock - From the LRH Archives. There are things you can do to raise your first round hit percentage by improving your shooting position.
  3. 10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt

    10 Year Old Ram On The 10th Day Of A 10 Day Hunt By Bruce Marshall Where to start? I guess the beginning is actually when I moved my family to Wyoming 25 years ago. As a hunter it is a great place to be. I started applying for a sheep within a couple of years of arriving. Not every year, but probably every other year. Then things changed in 1994 as Wyoming went to a preference point system for moose and sheep. Each year you apply you get a preference point. 75% of the licenses are...
  4. 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

    12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk By Mike Greene In late September of 2011, I had the privilege of teaching my 12 year old grandson Matt to elk hunt here in the White Mountains of Arizona. On his second try Matt drew an Arizona Early Rifle Bull Elk Tag. This hunt would be right in the middle of the rut with a new moon about the 4th night. Our anticipation began to soar. Matt’s dad, Daniel, and I began to plan and choose where we would concentrate our efforts. This became a bit of a challenge...
  5. 1500 Yard Prairie Dogs

    1500 Yard Prairie Dogs By Ernie Bishop The quest for hitting prairie dogs in the field was a challenge for me in 1984, as I was unfamiliar with center-fire rifles and high magnification scopes. Growing up on a Kansas farm, upland game was a norm. I was used to using a shotgun or an iron-sighted 22 rim-fire rifle, but the heavy barreled custom 6mm Remington rifle with set trigger and a Unertl scope was a whole different world. I must admit I struggled with keeping a full field of view using...
  6. 2014 LRH Shooting Class with Non-Typical Outfitters-Review

    2014 LRH Shooting Class with Non-Typical Outfitters –Review By Andy Backus This past August, my dad Len Backus and I, along with Robb Wiley of Non-Typical Outfitters, offered our first long range hunting and shooting class in the mountains of Western Wyoming. The idea for the class was hatched during the many hours Len and Robb spent together hunting mule deer, elk and bear in Robb’s outfitting area, which is one of the very best in the entire state of Wyoming. Before each hunt Robb was in...
  7. 2015 Long Range Hunting Shooting School with Non-Typical Outfitters

    2015 Long Range Hunting Shooting School with Non-Typical Outfitters By Mike Trenholm At a tent camp in the mountains of southwest Wyoming, way up in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, you can have a training experience that’s a rare opportunity to improve your shooting and hunting skills. First, let me say I’ve been involved in firearms training, instruction and competition since I was 15 years old. I’ll leave it to say that was a LONG time ago. I also served 36 years in military and...
  8. 22-284 Winchester: Life At 40X

    22-284 Winchester: Life at 40X By Robert Coles After a recent varmint rifle build using the 284 Winchester case (TVHA issue 84) I made a mention that a barrel was on order for a 22-284 Winchester chambering. This article will focus on the cartridge and load development along with a field test on the Barska Benchmark 40X scope. I spent many hours reading through older publications regarding the 22-284 and searching web forums for load information. There is not a lot of info on this...
  9. 223 Trainer Rifles By the 6.5 Guys

    .223 Trainer Rifles By the 6.5 Guys (Steve Lawrence, Ed Mobley) About a year ago we were hanging out with our gunsmith Travis Redell of RBros Rifles and we asked him what our next build should be. In the back of our minds we were expecting him to recommend one of the more powerful 6.5mm cartridges or a flat shooting 6mm. Instead Travis recommended we both build .223 trainers. His response was interesting but not terribly exciting. Fast forward a bit to the 2015 SilencerCo Quiet Riot when...
  10. 240 inch Wyoming Giant

    240 inch Wyoming Giant By Adam Johnson It all began as a dream over 25 years ago. Ever since I can remember, the thing I looked forward to most throughout the year was hunting season. You see, I was born in Wyoming, which means that the chances are better than not that you grew up hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors that we are blessed with here in our state. I just could not wait to go hang out with my dad, and whoever else might be going with us, and walk the hills in search of...
  11. 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 nice look with the laminated stock, matte finished receiver and stainless barrel. This one saw very...
  12. 270 Win For Long Range Shooting

    The next day we moved camp higher up. We didn’t see any more “shooters,” although I briefly considered a 25-26” wide 2x3 with short tines but good mass. That night we got a dusting of snow. The winds were much milder the next morning. We saw a couple of smaller bucks at first light. I was going to head up to another area, leaving Ron to glass the canyon below. I didn’t get more than a few yards before I hear Ron whistle. I knew what that meant and rushed back. He points below to the west...
  13. 300 Remington Ultra Magnum ABS Barrel Review

    300 Remington Ultra Magnum ABS Barrel Review By Michael Eichele My buddies Heath and Jess and I were on our way out of a large valley in the Chugach mountains after I harvested a 55” bull moose with the 300 RUM that I had built specifically for this moose in this valley. The rifle was built around a Remington 700 bolt action and McMillan stock. My barrel choice was a 27.25 Lilja 12x in NBRSA HV taper. The scoped rifle weighed in at 16.5 pounds with ammo and bipod. After packing this rifle...
  14. 338 Edge - History and Development

    338 Edge - History and Development By Shawn Carlock I developed and named the 338 Edge in 2001. Now, I am sure I was not the first person to neck up the 300 Ultra (RUM) case to .338”. But I have, in all probability, spent considerably more time with this 338 round than anyone else. The 338 Edge is simply a 300 Ultra Mag necked up to .338”. This is a simple process requiring no more work than a standard .338 reload. I choose this option for the 338 Edge for several reasons. First, the round...
  15. 338 Norma Review

    338 Norma Review By Ward W. Brien There are many .338 caliber cartridges on the market today. There is the 338x57 O'Connor, .338 Lapua Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, .338-06, .338 Remington Ultra Mag, and Shawn Carlock's .338 Edge… However, there is one 338 cartridge that is relatively new and impressing all who have had the opportunity to shoot it, and that’s Jim Sloan’s 338 Norma. One of the Cadre with the 22” barreled .338 Norma. Notice the smile. Mr. Sloan, (Texan Ballistic Guru)...
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