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Classical Heirloom Quality Rifles

Hunting • 29th Aug, 14 • 0 Comments

 

A great amount of "class" has drained from hunting equipment, especially rifles and scopes. It has been replaced with unnecessary technology, which has also become a substitute for skill. Fine bolt actions with wooden stocks are still the preferred choice of traditional hunters using a magazine-type rifle. For some on a dangerous-game hunt, especially in Africa, a double rifle defines class.  And then there are...

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"Over Gunned"

Hunting • 21st Aug, 14 • 0 Comments

 

The setting of parameters apparently sometimes works insofar as getting people to think in terms of reality. There has been a fair amount of feedback regarding what is perceived by some readers to be a slant by this website to lean toward more powerful rifles than are absolutely necessary. Our response to them, in general, is for the specification of "absolutely necessary" in quantitative terms....

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Whisper like a sissy?

Hunting • 17th Aug, 14 • 0 Comments

 

I watch, or at least start to watch, many hunting programs and documentaries on television. A common irritation that will get me to change channels quickly is the onset of adult individuals, usually the hunter and a companion, or the hunter to the camera, is 5th-grade mentality whispering. Like it's some kind of secret. I'll say this once... any highly trained, true professional law-enforcement officer...

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