April 2015

Ron Spomer

Why the .22-250 Remington?


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This cartridge is known as “explosive.” It flings a 64-grain Power Point 3,500 fps, a 55-grain Ballistic Silvertip 3,680 fps, a 50-grain Ballistic Silvertip 3,810 fps and a tiny 35-grain Ballistic Silvertip an impressive 4,350 fps. We’re talking fast here. And fast means powerful. Despite those small, lightweight projectiles, the .22-250 Rem. churns up from […]

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Scott Bestul

Myths About Big Deer and How to Hunt Them, Part I


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That said, I’ve got an edge on many folks, because my job allows me to talk to biologists and truly expert hunters; people with a whole lot more experience, smarts and data than I’d ever accumulate on my own. Toss in my own woods-time, and I manage to come up with a few things it’s […]

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Scott Leysath

Oooo That Smell – Can’t You Smell That Smell


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It’s asparagus season in California, the best time to buy it and eat it. I don’t buy asparagus from Peru or peaches from Chile. I wait until produce is in-season, when it tastes best and costs much less. Asparagus was once thought of as a hoity-toity vegetable only to be enjoyed by the privileged few, […]

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Caliber And Bullet Weight Specifics Of Deer Season XP by Mike Stock


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We like to say, “Bigger Tip – Bigger Impact.” Find out why when you visit this video from Winchester.

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Ron Spomer

Pronghorn Perfection


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The old .270 Winchester shooting a 130-grain boat tail spire point like the Ballistic Silvertip is spot on perfect, but you can find a few rounds that will shoot slightly flatter, drift slightly less in the wind and punch back with a bit less recoil. One of my favorites is the .243 Winchester. It will […]

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Scott Bestul

Just a Little Farther


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I guess it was in the back of my mind this week, too. I was walking my retriever the other morning, and we wandered past a certain piece of public property I love to hunt. It occurred to me I hadn’t scouted that spot in a very long time. But you know, I was tired, […]

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Scott Leysath

Asian Salad


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The key is to slice the meat thinly across the grain. First, trim all visible fat, silverskin, and anything else that’s not muscle, away from the meaty parts. Place the venison in the freezer for an hour or so to firm it up and use a thin-bladed sharp knife to do the slicing. For those […]

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Ron Spomer

Getting Screwed Over Accuracy


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It usually runs through the back of the trigger guard base to reach the rear tang of the action. On some rifles there is a third screw in the front of the trigger guard, but it usually secures in the wood or plastic of the stock and has no bearing on securing the barreled action […]

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Scott Bestul

What Gobblers Can Teach Us About Bucks


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Successful turkey hunting not only demands many of the same skills required to kill a whitetail, but in the process of becoming a turkey assassin, you’ll hone—or learn—tactics that will crossover into the whitetail woods. Here are the ones that stand out in my mind: *Calling: The best turkey hunters I know devote hours to […]

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