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  1. Elevate Your Hunt With An Electric Hunting Bike

    By John Murphy Are you looking to cover more ground in a fast, efficient, quiet way? Or are you simply trying to cover the same area that you did in your 20s and 30s? Electric hunting bikes are still a fairly new concept but more and more hunters are getting on board and it’s a game changer for many of them.
  2. A Case For Prs

    By Sam Nelson I checked again for wind, the mirage was a boil, almost imperceptible. I could feel a coolness on my back where my shirt was damp from sweat, but it came and went and it never stayed more than a few seconds. I checked my watch again, 8:00 pm on the dot. Shooting light ended at 8:16. I watched the cow elk make her way down the ridge.
  3. Precision Scope Mounting For The Working Rifle

    By Jim See of Elite Accuracy - - Everybody seems to be an expert when it comes to putting stuff together but a novice when it comes to diagnosing zero shifts, and accuracy problems with their rifles. I decided long ago I was going to make my ability to diagnose problems much easier by applying some principals I learned from some of the best Rifle Builders and Shooters in the country.
  4. Long Range Competition - Getting Good At Prs

    By Les Voth & Nick Butze The team that scored the highest points total at the Bushnell 2018 GAP Grind in Jackson, Tennessee was Pro shooter - Joe Walls of Florida teamed with Amateur shooter - Nick Butze of Minnesota.
  5. Building Your Next Custom Rifle

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks. The best receiver from a "compatible parts availability" standpoint is the Remington 700 for a custom rifle of just about any kind.
  6. Gearing Up For Mountain Extremes

    Gearing Up for Mountain Extremes By Mike Duplan, Hunting Editor Originally published in WESTERN HUNTER MAGAZINE It’s An Exciting Time To Be A Mountain Hunter The air was thin and the mountainside we were ascending offered no hints of a summit. Climbing up this nameless peak was a labor to endure in hopes of seeing up close what we had studied the day before from six miles away. The rounded shoulders of the mountainside we were climbing was conformed of varying sized rocks - some as large...
  7. Things You Can Learn From A Rock

    By Darrell Holland On a recent hunting trip to South Africa with my Alumni students, I took the opportunity to burn extra rounds of ammunition on distant rocks to gain additional data on trajectory curves, winds and temperatures.
  8. Free Floating Barrels: Panacea Or Pain-in-the Neck?

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks We get a lot of calls before and after the point of sale debating the relative merits and pitfalls of a stock that does not touch the barrel. The term "free floating barrel" seems to have become synonymous with accuracy in some circles. Many of the top gunsmiths build their rifles free floated so are vocal proponents of it. Gun manufacturers rarely do, including Remington, Winchester and Weatherby. In fact, if you free-float your Weatherby, they may not...
  9. Using A Spotting Scope To Read Mirage And Estimate Wind Velocity

    Mirage is one of those things that can render even the most expensive and best spotting scope useless. However, a quality spotting scope can still help you hit your target dead-on. Clarity is what you want and quality scopes have the glass to give it. But, how can you compensate for mirage when it’s killing your aim? If you’re into long range shooting like competitive bench-rest, or if you’re just trying to wrap your head around the mirage phenomenon, squint no further. We’ve put together...
  10. A Case For Competition

    By Les Voth. There are many differences between hunting and a PRS match, but many of the skills cross over. Improvised shooting positions are used and expected in hunting. Improvised shooting positions are constructed in these matches to test your skill.
  11. State-managed Hunting Access Programs

    By George Bettas, Western Hunter Magazine. Over the past two decades, many western states have implemented state-managed, private land hunter access programs. Most include a means to compensate participating landowners, while also promoting positive hunter-landowner relations. Kansas, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kentucky, South Dakota, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho all have hunter access programs.
  12. What's All The Fuss Over Aluminum Bedding?

    By Don Bitz. Tired of those odd fliers that open up your groups? Sub-MOA on Saturday and all over the paper on Sunday? Drop it into aluminum and quit wasting money testing load after load!
  13. Maintaining Consistency In Your Brass

    By Jim See. My last article on brass prep centered on preparing new brass for loading. This article will cover maintaining that brass for long life and the processes I use in my brass loading prep.
  14. Prone Shooting Position

    By Jim See. Prone shooting from the bipod should be our most accurate and precise position, yet some of us suffer in this area.
  15. Mating Scopes To Rifles, Barrels & Stocks

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks. My initial intention of this prose was to help you select the right scope and mounts for your new aftermarket stock, we get many questions about this.
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