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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! To get the most our of your firearm, think about investing in a chronograph As long as we’re watching for it, an education can come to us from a lot of different sources and it invariably costs either time or money – often both. The hunting and shooting sports are no different. We need to put in the time and effort to learn about the creatures we hunt and the tools we use to hunt them. For those latter lessons, I think the chronograph plays a vital role. The term chronograph … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more hunting articles! Shooting from the best possible position can increase your success rate As we snuck ever closer to the big red stag, my mind raced. It was like a scene out of one of those futuristic movies where a string of calculations runs across a visor before the shot is taken. We were well within the range of my 270WSM, but we were undetected and I wanted to stack the odds as greatly in my favour as I could. I’ve always been a high-odds shooter, doing everything in my power to increase … Read more »

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July is one of my favourite months of the year. The weather is usually sunny and hot and there’s a ton of outdoor activities to do. However, one of my favourite July activities is to combine a hunting and fishing trip. Yes, hunting and fishing in July. A bullets-and-bait outing. There are thousands of lakes, reservoirs, rivers and streams throughout the western provinces that are close to or run through grass fields that are filled with pesky Richardson Ground Squirrels, more commonly known as gophers. To take full advantage of a bullet-and-bait outing, spend the morning fishing. I just returned … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear!   An additional option for shooters looking for maximum accuracy Hunters who like tinkering with guns in order to wring maximum performance from their firearms often miss an important option. Rimfire shooters chasing maximum accuracy will already be testing various kinds of factory ammunition in their rifles and finding that one brand shoots the best, then stocking up on that product. That’s a great first step, but for the true experimenter, there’s another angle left to explore – tuning the rifle with a torque wrench. It’s an overlooked step … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Accurate shooting begins with a properly tuned bow Today’s compound bows are intricate, high-tech pieces of equipment. Depending on whether a bow is a dual cam, a cam-and-a-half or a single-cam bow, each will be tuned just a little bit differently. That said, in general, all compound bows have interdependent parts and, as such, they must be tuned so that those components work in synch. At the same time, it’s important to acknowledge that anything that needs tuning can, and will, eventually go out of tune. Strings stretch and … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Versatility is the name of the game for the TC SP14 Shooter Pack from Tenzing. New for 2014, the TC SP14 transforms from a pack, designed to securely carry a scoped rifle, to a self-contained shooting rest that enables you to take aim and fire without removing your gun. The TC SP14 is also equipped to carry a crossbow. The deep centre channel and specialized compression straps securely hold your bow, allowing you to safely carry it, together with your pack, up the ladder to your stand. Features: Breathable … Read more »

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Benelli presents the fastest-shooting, softest-kicking, most reliable lightweight 12-gauge shotgun in the world. The innovative design of this semi-auto shotgun raises the standard in firearms technology. The superbly balanced Vinci embodies a new way of looking at shotgun design. The revolutionary new In-Line Inertia Driven operating system, with superior reliability and lightning fast speed, is the simplest semi-auto shotgun operating system ever devised. Advanced ergonomics assure fluid gun movement. Combine that with the ComforTech Plus recoil reduction system, and Benelli puts in your hands the world’s softest-kicking shotgun. In recent lab tests, the competition had up to 72 per cent … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Building on legendary excellence, Winchester’s new AA TrAAcker wads actually stay centered in the pattern all the way to the target. The shot-trap core design captures a portion of the shot to stabilize the wad and the unique dovetail petals allow the wad to spin-stabilize and track in the center of the pattern. Shells are available in bright orange for low light conditions and in black for bright light conditions. Gauge: 12 Velocity: 1,145 feet per second Dram: 2.75 Shell lengths, inches: 5 ¾, 4 ¾, 3 ¾, 2 … Read more »

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