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  • Can The 6.5 Creedmoor Replace the .308 Win As A SHTF Cartridge?

    04/23/2017 4:04:12 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 75 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/23/2017 | J Blaha
    If you’ve researched short action rifles recently, you may have seen some rifles being offered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Using a case similar, but not quite the same, as a .308 Winchester, the 6.5 Creedmoor uses skinnier, lighter bullets and sends them downrange faster. 6.5 Creedmoor has gained in popularity as a great selection for medium to long range (500-1000 yards) shooting. Ballistic speaking, the skinny 6.5mm bullets perform exceptionally well, very closely matching the ballistic profile of a 300 Winchester Magnum, but with a LOT less recoil and cost. Its possible that for SHTF scenario the 6.5 Creedmoor is clearly...
  • The Barnes LRX offers hunters eye-opening accuracy Potential

    04/10/2017 5:59:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/10/2017 | Phil Massaro
    and deep penetration at long distance. "How far?" The two simple words said much more than they implied. First, both Poen van Zyl and I clearly understood we each knew which of the reedbuck rams were to be killed, and second, it was down to a matter of the mathematics involved in taking him cleanly. Based on my professional hunter’s momentary silence, I responded with a brief question of my own. "One-fifty?" "Just hold on the point of the shoulder, and squeeze the trigger." Poen van Zyl may have thought in Afrikaans, but knew how to guide a visiting sportsman...
  • Playing Favorites

    03/07/2017 5:14:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/7/2017 | Mike Dickerson
    How one rifle and load became a go-to combo for deer-sized game.As an outdoor writer, I'm often asked what my favorite rifle is. My standard answer, especially when I'm in the field, is whatever rifle I happen to be holding in my hands at any given moment. But that's not entirely true. We all have our favorites. For some, it may be a beat-up rifle that's been handed down from generation to generation. It may be one with high-grade wood and fancy engraving. Many prefer turn bolt-action guns. Some swoon over a fine double gun, while others may shoot only...
  • Modern Savage Rifle

    03/02/2017 6:52:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 3/2/2017 | C Hodgkins
    With the introduction of two MSR-10 rifles for hunting and long-range shooting, Savage Arms gives shooters some excellent choices. Savage Arms' new line of next-generation semiautos comes to the marketplace with an attitude – the company has cleverly co-opted the MSR acronym for branding the guns, using the tagline "MSR now stands for Modern Savage Rifle" – but the guns are poised to deliver in the field and on the range as well, with everything from expanded caliber choices and badass designs to a full suite of custom upgrades packaged as standard features. Although the four-gun family includes two MSR-15...
  • Stuff Hunting Wives Say

    03/01/2017 12:07:38 PM PST · by w1n1 · 25 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 3/1/2017 | C Cocoles
    Does this sound familiar If you're a wife of a hunter, or maybe you notice your wife saying things like: Brittany Zeigler: You forgot how many guns do you need? Oh you need a new one every year? Lovely Susannah B. Lewis, Author: Yes I thought of that when I was done! Definitely more firearms in this house than on a SWAT team!! Cami Mash Hansbrough: My husband complains about how much I spend on workout clothes, yet we get phone calls from gander mtn and cabela's asking if everything is ok because they haven't seen him for over a...
  • Texas to feral pigs: It's time for the 'hog apocalypse' to begin

    02/22/2017 7:57:59 PM PST · by Mariner · 86 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 22nd, 2017 | Maria Gallucci
    Texas has a new plan for its 2.5 million feral hogs: total annihilation. Sid Miller, the state's agriculture commissioner, just approved a pesticide — called "Kaput Feral Hog Lure" — for statewide use. "The 'hog apocalypse' may finally be on the horizon," Miller said in a statement on Tuesday. SEE ALSO: First human-pig chimeras created, sparking hopes for transplantable organs — and debate "This solution is long overdue," he added. "Wild hogs have caused extensive damage to Texas lands and loss of income for many, many years." Texas's agriculture commission estimates that feral hogs cause $52 million in damage each...
  • House Overturns Obama-Era Law to Protect Alaskan Bears and Wolves

    02/19/2017 2:09:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Feb 18 2017 | Dakshayani Shankar
    Hunters could once again go after bears, wolves and other predators in national wildlife refuges across Alaska if an Obama-era federal law is overturned by Congress and gets the president's approval. Supporters of repealing the rule, which was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in August, got a boost Thursday when the House voted 225-193, mostly along party lines, to undo the law. Rep. Don Young, R-Alaska, is behind the resolution to strip away some of the federal government's control over Alaska's 76 million acres worth of federal wildlife refuges. Under the federal law, hunters are prohibited from...
  • Public Safety Chief to Stand with Gabby Giffords, Oppose Suppressors for ‘Everyday Americans

    02/11/2017 7:08:31 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | AWR Hawkins
    Kalamazoo, Michigan, Department of Public Safety Chief Jeffrey Hadley will appear with gun control proponent Gabby Giffords Monday to argue against suppressor ownership by “everyday Americans” and to oppose national reciprocity for concealed carry. Hadley is one of 20 law enforcement officers who have agreed to be part of Gabby Giffords’s “Law Enforcement Coalition for Common Sense.” The group will be announced Monday and will talk about “reasonable” gun control on Capitol Hill. Hadley claims national recognition of concealed carry permits will lead to a setting where “there [could] be more people carrying weapons that shouldn’t be.”
  • Tennessee Hunter’s 47-Point Deer Breaks World Record

    01/27/2017 4:53:19 AM PST · by SJackson · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | JAN. 18, 2017 | VICTOR MATHER
    <p>On the first day of deer hunting season, Stephen Tucker, a 27-year-old farmer in Tennessee, shouldered his muzzleloader and aimed at a whitetail with an extraordinary rack, one so big that it would be a world record if his aim was true.</p>
  • U.S. Army Sergeant Arrows New Archery Record Non-Typical Buck

    01/25/2017 1:33:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Deer hunters in Oklahoma had a season to remember this year, especially Travis Ocker, a bowhunter from Lawton, Oklahoma. Ocker serves as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and had been stationed at Fort Sill, which is located in Oklahoma. On November 12, after getting an opportunity to hunt for 5 straight days, Ocker arrowed the biggest non-typical buck taken by an Oklahoma bowhunter, and the second biggest non-typical ever taken in the state, according to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Cy Curtis Awards Program. Ocker’s 28-point buck was officially measured last week by Boone & Crockett scorer George...
  • Coyote hunters converge on Wytheville (VA) for predator killing tournament

    01/18/2017 8:29:37 AM PST · by Perseverando · 36 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | Jacob Demmitt
    WYTHEVILLE — Wayne and Roger Shaw, of Illinois, pulled into town on Sunday with 19 dead coyotes piled in the back of their truck and blood running down the bumper from their nine-hour drive. It was a good haul, but not enough to win the “most kills” award at the first ever Eastern U.S. Predator Calling Championship. That honor went to Jeremy Brown and Mike Burgess, of Maryland. They rolled in with 31 foxes in a basket on the tailgate. “People are really weirded out by it,” Brown said. “They see this driving down the road, and we get a...
  • New Orleans woman shoots trophy Mississippi buck<picture>

    01/12/2017 5:01:23 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/12/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Conditions couldn't have been better Saturday for deer hunting, with frigid air keeping Friday's sleet and snow in a frozen state on the ground in Jefferson County, Miss. A New Orleans woman says all that ice is partly responsible for her killing the biggest deer of her life. Marni Demelo, 29, told ms-sportsman.com she heard the deer moving through the woods adjacent to a food plot she was hunting, and had time to prepare herself for what she hoped would be a shot at a big buck.-snip-Demelo knew the buck was one she would be proud of, but didn't realize...
  • DESPICABLE: Teacher bullies 9-year-old girl for deer hunting: “Killing animals is not what we do!”

    01/07/2017 7:22:15 AM PST · by bigbob · 82 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 1-6-17 | Badger Pundit
    The problem of left-wing public school teachers and administrators bullying school children for thinking and acting like normal Americans seems to be a continuing one. Two years ago Wisconsin talk-radio host Vicki McKenna, in a story which quickly went national, outed Wisconsin school principal Melissa A. Horn for bullying an 11-year-old boy, threatening to expel him for bringing a “virtual gun” to his virtual (i.e., home) school. His offense? Displaying a tiny picture of a gun, with an American flag, on the computer which he used only at home — an image viewable by no other student. See blog posts...
  • Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars invade urban areas

    01/03/2017 9:01:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    AFP ^ | January 3, 2017 | Staff
    It's a scene straight out of mediaeval times set in modern-day Madrid: an archer dressed in camouflage gear, stationed in a tree at night, waiting for the kill. For five years, the authorities in the region have resorted to this unusual technique to cull wild boars encroaching on towns, relying on 55 volunteer bow hunters to eliminate pigs that take too much of a liking to urban life.
  • Man Shoots Himself in Chest With Crossbow While Hunting

    12/19/2016 10:57:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 19, 2016
    Accident occurred as man was trying to disarm crossbow after a day of deer huntingA man accidentally shot himself in the chest with a crossbow while he was hunting with a group of people in the Marlborough Forest on Sunday night, according to Ottawa paramedics. It happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday in the woods near Dwyer Hill Road and Roger Stevens Drive, north of Merrickville, Ont., and south of Richmond, Ont. The 45-year-old man was trying to disarm the crossbow after a day of deer hunting when he accidentally shot himself, paramedics said. His friends helped him to the...
  • PA: Governor Wolf Signs Hunting Reform for Semi-Autos, Air Guns

    12/06/2016 4:56:52 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- A number of states have unusual rules about what may be used for hunting and what may not. Pennsylvania had a law that forbid hunting with semi-automatic rifles and pistols.They did not forbid hunting with semi-auto shotguns.The hunter shown in the image from the Game Commission web site is using a semi-auto shotgun, probably to hunt deer, as she is wearing hunter orange and the shotgun has sights on it. This inconsistency helped in moving the reform forward. Laws are harder to reform than rules promulgated in hunting regulations.  The Pennsylvania government changed this law to...
  • Grouse Hunting with the Village Gun

    12/05/2016 3:25:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Village Gun is my name for an old Springfield 84-C.  My father acquired the rifle and a state of the art Weaver 3/4 inch straight tube scope for $7.50 during the Depression. I have written in previous articles that the Village Gun was used by my father and the neighbors for deer hunting. The Village Gun wasn't primarily used for deer hunting. There are dozens of things a .22 rifle is used for on a farm at the edge of wild country.  The Village gun was probably used for most of them, over the roughly 60 years of...
  • 7-Year-Old's Reaction at Killing Her First Deer With AR-Style Rifle Goes Viral

    12/03/2016 5:01:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 11/3 | Liz Farmer
    A video raking in the views shows a 7-year-old Texas girl poised for two minutes with her hands on a gun the size of her before she pulls the trigger, killing her first deer. The little hunter, Lilly Klapper, looks on in awe before beaming at her bearded father, who exclaims "You got it" and high-fives her. The action begins around the 1:40 mark: Lilly shot the whitetail deer Monday in Central Texas with an AR style rifle chambered in 300 blackout, according to a video description. The family appears to live in Jacksboro, about 65 miles west of Denton,...
  • Semiautomatic Rifles and Handguns Legalized for Hunting in Pennsylvania

    11/28/2016 6:28:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 27, 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    A new law, signed last week by Governor Tom Wolf (D), opens the door for the Pennsylvania Game Commission to allow semiautomatic rifles and handguns to be used for hunting beginning in 2017. “Semiautomatic” refers to the firearm’s action; such an action uses recoil to cycle, replacing a spent shell with a loaded one so it is chambered and ready to go when the hunter pulls the trigger.
  • Successful Deer Hunt with Northern Wisconsin Long Shot

    11/25/2016 11:35:58 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Deer hunting in Northern Wisconsin seldom requires shot of more than a hundred yards. That is because most of the hunting is in dense forests or in woodlots where visibility is restricted.  The occasional long shot is available, but they are unusual. This eight point "basket buck" was taken yesterday, on opening day 19 November, 2016. The Namekagon river offers one of the few opportunities for long shots in the area.  Most deer are harvested at a hundred yards or less.  The buck was crossing the river 275 yards upstream when it was shot. In this unusual case, the...