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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Federal Premium Ammunition has created Vital-Shok TruBall slugs, available in three-inch loads for 12 and 20-gauge smoothbore shotguns. This new system was created to offer shotgun hunters a more accurate and consistent rifled slug. The shotshell design features a specially engineered plastic ball that sits between the wad and the slug’s rear cavity. This design centres the rifled projectile as it travels down the barrel, yet provides clean separation of components after it exists the muzzle. The technology produces groups as tight as 1.4 inches at 50 yards from … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting predatory animals! Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Finding the perfect bullet for coyote hunting We’re in the middle of a western Canadian winter and fur prices are looking good for spring’s fur auctions. Therefore, it’s appropriate to take a look at the issue of fur-friendly bullets as it applies to everyone’s favourite winter game animal – the coyote. To start, let’s define fur-friendly bullets as those that will cleanly and quickly kill a predator without doing excessive damage to that beautiful and potentially valuable … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Winchester’s new Long Beard XR shells offer Shot-Lok technology, which features tighter patterns and longer shot capabilities than ever before, and twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads. When turkey hunting, it’s important to identify your target and attempt to call the bird within 40 yards or less. However, it is sometimes difficult to measure the exact distance, so every hunter wants a load they can depend on to reach the turkey at a respected distance beyond 40 yards. The … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Today, there is entirely too much focus on the size and speed of bullets. Hunters are enamored with muzzle velocity, bullet weight and the foot-pounds of energy delivered on the target. This is nothing more than showy appendage measuring, as not a single one of these factors will kill an animal without the bullet hitting the vitals. Accuracy should be the paramount concern when choosing a hunting cartridge. A couple of factors that are all-too-often overlooked when considering a cartridge comprises what I like to call the shootability of a cartridge … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! The Blind Side High Velocity waterfowl ammunition features a high packing density for increased powder charge, with hinged wad results in 1,675 feet per second. The high velocity HEX Shot allows for reduced leads and increased pellet velocity, while the diamond-cut wad design provides choke responsiveness for an increased kill zone. Website: www.winchester.com Join us on Facebook! Do you like what you’re reading? Subscribe to Western Sportsman print edition today! Find more articles on hunting gear!

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! The pros and cons to the short and fat powder column With gun sales flat at the dawn of the new century, the industry needed a shot of pizzazz – a new cartridge, one with the magical ability to suspend the laws of physics or, failing that, at least inflame the buying public’s interest. In 2001, Winchester introduced the 300 Winchester Short Magnum, or 300 WSM. The 300 WSM cartridge is based on the .404 Jeffery cartridge, which is shortened to fit a short rifle action. The WSM introduced the short, … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Factory ammunition just keeps on improving. It was not too far in the past that I used reloaded ammunition exclusively, but not so any longer. Not only has accuracy improved in factory ammunition, but also terminal performance has improved, with many of the new and improved bullets being used in this ammo. Not to mention that I was always of the view that I could build a load that would generate more velocity and down-range energy than any factory ammo on the market. That has also gone by the … Read more »

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