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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Having been around the block, so to speak, when it comes to guns, I don’t always jump at the sight of a new addition to the overcrowded marketplace. I might even say that I’m a bit gun shy. But that does not, in any way, infer that I’m not constantly looking for a new gun that I believe will, in some realistic way, improve the lot for us hunters and shooters in either performance, structural integrity, price point or, even better, all three. One of those guns might just … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! While I’m not certain where the line in the sand is for a cartridge to be considered a true big bore, I tend to peg it right at .375. Cartridges like the .375 H&H have long been considered the minimum for dangerous game in many parts of Africa and it has a pretty universal acceptance in the big bore family of cartridges. While the big bores are pretty commonplace in continents like Africa, where there are lots of mean critters just looking to eat or stomp on an unsuspecting hunter, their … 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! Arguably one of the finest upland shotgun gauges, the 28 gauge is enjoying newfound popularity Last autumn, I was talking to another hunter in the field and he asked me about the shotgun I was carrying, saying, “Twenty gauge isn’t it?” I replied that no, in fact it was a 28. “A 28? I thought those were a thing of the past!” he exclaimed. I am still surprised at the hunters today who say that sort of thing. The 28 gauge is one of those mysterious things that everyone … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Winchester’s Model 94 Trails End Takedown My first real deer rifle was a Winchester Model 94 30-30 and with it I harvested my first deer, a white tail doe. While that was almost half a century ago, it is just a fraction in time considering this rifle was introduced back in 1894. And what a history it has been, including the fact that there are now over 7.5 million in existence. Wow! That is a lot of rifles. I also discovered, when delving into the history of the 94, … Read more »

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