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Homemade Bullet-Stops

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With time and money being two of the main reasons most of us don’t hit the range as often as we should, why not make the most out of your time there? With some old newspapers, magazines and a few boxes of gelatin the range can be a whole lot of fun. A good chunk of ballistics gel that you see on television crime dramas will run north of $400. For less than $100, you …

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Hunting with Lower Magnification

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In today’s world we often hear the phrase; “Bigger is better” or “More for the money”. However experience has demonstrated that this is not always the optimum case when discussing optics; specifically as it relates to binocular magnification for use while hunting. Hunting with lower magnification binoculars whether in dense hardwoods or the open prairie can be far more practical than with the higher power options. Hands down the most common choice that consumers immediately …

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Range Finder 101

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For some hunters, a rangefinder is indispensable. To others, it’s a luxury. Whichever camp you’re in, there’s no denying that knowing the distance to your target is paramount to making a clean, swift kill. Most rangefinders today come with an inclinometer that takes the guesswork our shooting at angles, recalibrating the distance to account for slope.

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Science of Stink

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by PJ DelHomme If you sweat when you hunt, chances are you’re going to stink. And if you offend your hunting partner, you can only imagine how you smell to an elk. So how can you minimize the funk? First, understand the stink. It’s not sweat that stinks, but sweat mixing with ever-present bacteria on your body. Rule number one is to minimize bacteria. Showering is recommended but this is elk camp after all. When …