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Gear 101: Flying With Weapons

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Have Case Will Travel Flying commercially isn’t exactly a good time. If you to plan bring along a rifle or bow, things might get weird, for both you and TSA, which could lead to missed flights or worse. Knowing the rules and regulations is key. We’ll walk you through the basics. Before you fly Read TSA guidelines on traveling with firearms. Printing them out and bringing them with you to the airport can help provide …

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Gear 101: Eberlestock M5 Team Elk Pack

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In 2013 the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation teamed up with Eberlestock to create the ultimate elk hunting pack. The result is a versatile, innovative and durable pack designed to get your gear into elk country, then, if things go well, help you get that gear and meat back out. This lightweight pack features a meat shelf, rifle scabbard and state of the art camo pattern. Nothing has been overlooked as this pack was tailor made …

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Gear 101: Buck Open Season Pro 537

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The evolution of edges is the evolution of science, of civilization. Every time you hunt, every time you unsheathe your hunting knife, You’re continuing a tradition millions of years old.  The tradition continues with Buck’s Open Season series Pro line featuring a relatively new kind of steel called s35v. It’s a slightly better version of its predecessor s30v steel. While the chemistry is too technical to get into here, all you really need to know …

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Getting the Most of Field Rests

In Gear 101 by Wayne van Zwoll4 Comments

There’s a proper technique to using a rest. I’m really good at using back rests—even a cave man can do that. But supporting the rifle with a rest isn’t as easy as it looks. Benchrest shooters, who fire match ammo through heavy, accurate rifles over sophisticated rests, are very conscious of technique. Even if the rest is solid, your shoulder can nudge the rifle at the instant of firing. Your trigger pull can tug it …

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What you need to know about camo – The Art of the Unseen

In Bugle, Gear 101 by Ryan Newhouse3 Comments

On the walls of the Shakhty Caves in the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia there are paintings of hunters adorned in animal skins hunting wild oxen with bows and arrows. Drawn in red ochre, as if it were the very blood of a slain ox, these images date back to the late Paleolithic era (8,000 BCE). They are perhaps the earliest records of humans using camouflage to hunt their prey. Not much has changed. Though …

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Paper Tuning

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Fine-tuningLet’s say you have the numbers and found a great deal on some of last year’s arrows. It’s time to paper tune, which is literally shooting your arrow through a large piece of paper. The resulting tears will tell you how much your arrow wobbles during flight. Smear your arrowhead with a bit of lipstick, chalk or dry marker to clearly see where the arrowhead enters the paper and to keep it separate from the …